New rapid changeover system
29 April 2013
Improving the speed and efficiency of product changeovers on multi-product lines is presenting tough challenges for processing and packaging industries. SICK UK's new RapCo system, launched at TOTAL 2013, offers a reliable, automated solution to protect product quality and boost productivity.
Showcased on stand no D12, the RapCo system is the latest innovation from SICK's comprehensive range of sensors and sensing systems for factory automation, safety, quality control and track and trace applications. SICK's solutions for processing and packaging are built on extensive specialist knowledge and close co-operation with leading multi-national companies.
RapCo promises to speed up product changes by adjusting mechanical stops automatically through an integrated package of sensors, drives, a controller, display and cabling. Simple to operate, all RapCo's settings can be configured via a display and no knowledge of PLC programming is needed.
The result is a system with batch-specific settings that achieves speed and repeatability while reducing rejects.
SICK will also demonstrate its award-winning deTec4 next-generation safety light curtain. With a space saving, robust IP67 design, the deTec4 has no blind zones, offering optimum positioning and protection against unsafe access.