Packed with efficiency

29 April 2022

Control Techniques‘ Unidrive M700, Commander C300, and Digitax HD work together to improve airflow management and reduce energy consumption for Italian packaging machine specialists.

Baumer Srl’s Wrap-around machines are among the fastest and most flexible on the market; it sought an energy-efficient solution to control airflow and temperature in its high-speed processes in the manufacture of food and beverage packaging. The company’s advanced Shrink Wrappers with GreenTech Tunnel™ are versatile and easy to use. Their flexibility makes them suitable for any production requirement, including film only, tray+film, and pad+film.

Previously Baumer worked with various drive brands, but none offered the flexibility that distinguishes the Control Techniques offer. Today Baumer relies on a combination of Unidrive M700, Digitax HD, and Commander C300 to control the airflow and temperature in its packaging machines.

The introduction of centralised motion control MCe200 has allowed Baumer to offer a more up-to-date solution leaving the decentralised system unchanged; this allows greater flexibility and guarantees excellent operation. Furthermore, the modularity of Unidrive M700 and Digitax HD guarantees a comfortable, easy-to-use, and flexible application for its machines.

Additionally, spare parts are readily available, limiting downtime on production lines.

The integration of the new drives has improved the management of airflow inside Baumer’s GreenTech Tunnel. They provide independent control of the air flux for each lane, ensuring shrink wrap is wrinkle-free and reducing heat waste.

Marco Stanzani, Marketing Manager Baumer said, “the Control Techniques brand for us at Baumer is synonymous with reliability and safety. Thanks to the drives, we succeeded in reducing energy consumption. We improved the ease of format changes for our customers – automatic changeover times are completed in a few minutes, and the machines automatically reconfigure themselves making it simple for the customer. We have a minimal and clean panel design thanks to the common DC-bus, and to date, support has proved to be equal to a real partner. Remote assistance via the onboard ethernet port is beneficial, and the after-service team always works hard to find a solution to various problems quickly.

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