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Article | October 23, 2007
Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Servo-module technology
NEW FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: Elau’s PacDrive Intelligent Servo Module technology allows a collaborative, multi-vendor systems approach on packaging lines by replacing conventional servo motors, drives and cabling with a plug-and-play platform for more efficient connectivity, commissioning, changeovers and reconfiguration.
Electrical cabinet size and cable runs are reduced because there are no separate drives to mount in the cabinet. One cable connects the cabinet to a series of machine-mounted distribution modules instead of two cables for each servo drive, which eliminates 31 long cable runs in a typical 16-axis packaging system. Installation and maintenance are simplified with snap-fit quick-connect cable terminations, LED status indicators on distribution modules and servo modules, single cables connection servo modules, and IP 65-rated machine-mounted modules that do not require enclosures, conduit or cable trays.
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