White paper from Spee Dee discusses the application of servo controls and a new innovative funnel design to rotary auger fillers for free-flowing and non-free flowing applications. Benefits include dramatic reductions in changeover time and increased efficiencies.
Spee-Dee's Rotary Auger Filler is designed to accurately fill a broad cross section of products, such as spices, non-dairy creamers, coffee and cornstarch, into a variety of bottles and other rigid containers at rates of 100 to 400 units per minute.
PACMotion firmware version 1.5 from GE Intelligent Platforms can control up to 40 axes of synchronized motion all at the exact same servo update loop rate of 1ms independent of the number of motion axes.
The Allen-Bradley Kinetix 3 component servo drive from Rockwell Automation, which comes in models as small as 50 watts, provides the flexibility to tailor axes to a machine’s actual power requirement to minimize system size and cost.