The M2000, which replaces the Brenton Mach 2, maintains the mechanical precision of the Mach 2 while adding updates to the electrics and esthetics that reduce the case packer’s footprint by 25%, shortens installation time, and creates an easy to operate machine. Brenton designed the M2000 for higher uptime by making changeover more repeatable.
The stand-alone control enclosure for the Mach 2 has been abandoned in favor of locating several compact enclosures on the M2000, which contributes to a 25% reduction in footprint over the already compact Mach 2. Enclosures on the machine and distributed I/O greatly simplify wiring requirements, resulting in startup within days, not weeks, and overall simpler troubleshooting.
Changeover verification technology guides operators, even the inexperienced, through the changeover process quickly and accurately. If any setting is off for the specified recipe, the M2000 will not run. This feature reduces the likelihood of damage to the machine from an incorrect adjustment. For speedy issue resolution, various sections of the M2000 are assigned specific colored task lighting that illuminates a fault and pinpoints for personnel the area of the machine to examine. Bright white LED strip lighting throughout the M2000 provides well illuminated workspace for operations and maintenance personnel. Clear polycarbonate cladding along the length of the M2000 give personnel an unobstructed view of critical operations. New corporate colors enhance its appearance. Redesigned safety circuits ensure the utmost in worker safety and simplify wiring. RFID identification cards replace passwords for a high level of security.
A B&R computer interface features pull down menus, video, and document storage and display capabilities that make the M2000 easy to operate. The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller and K5700 servos will be familiar to most engineering and maintenance personnel. Custom control solutions are available.