2019/11/13
ID: 2056

Format change at the push of a button

Flexibility in packaging for pick & place, side loading and more

Fast and straightforward format changes on just one machine are at the top of the wish list of many packaging machine manufacturers and their customers. Innovations from Festo make these wishes come true. Enter the brand new Festo Motion Terminal and the Multi-Carrier-System® MCS.

The ability to automate the production or packaging of custom products right down to batches of 1 is a USP that will really set manufacturers of packaging machines apart from the competition. This is exactly what can be achieved with the Multi-Carrier-System® MCS and the Festo Motion Terminal.

 

Multi-Carrier-System®

The flexible modular transport system can be adapted to different formats via software at the push of a button. Different box sizes and the matching number of products are set directly in the Multi-Carrier-System® MCS using the freely positionable carriers. The products can be individually transported, grouped and synchronously packaged on the carriers.

 

The Multi-Carrier-System® is flexible to install and operate. It is easy to integrate into existing logistics thanks to the infeed and outfeed of carriers without additional transfer points. Acceleration, speed, grouping and synchronous motion can be freely defined, even in the closed recirculating system of the carriers. The modular MCS® is used only where it is needed by the process – within a station or in parallel with the flow process. Return transport of the recirculating carriers is ensured by an inexpensive servo-controlled belt drive.

 

Digital pneumatics

With the Festo Motion Terminal, pneumatic functions can be controlled via apps for the first time, without having to change or modify the hardware. From simple directional control valve functions to complex motion tasks, applications can be easily standardised.

 

The brand new Festo Motion Terminal VTEM catapults pneumatics into the age of Industry 4.0 ‒ with apps that can replace more than 50 individual components. All this is made possible by the latest developments in piezo technology and software. Thanks to the fast activation of new functions via motion app licences, machine developers can create a basic machine type and then select the relevant apps to equip it with different functions and features as requested by the customer. It doesn’t get much more flexible than that!

Festo è sia un attore globale che un'azienda indipendente a conduzione familiare con sede a Esslingen am Neckar in Germania. Fin dagli inizi Festo ha stabilito degli standard nella tecnologia dell'automazione industriale e nella formazione tecnica, contribuendo così allo sviluppo sostenibile dell'ambiente, dell'economia e della società. L'azienda fornisce tecnologia di automazione pneumatica ed elettrica a 300.000 clienti dell'automazione di fabbrica e di processo in oltre 35 industrie. Il settore LifeTech con la tecnologia medica e l'automazione di laboratorio sta diventando sempre più importante. I prodotti e i servizi sono disponibili in 176 paesi del mondo. In tutto il mondo, circa 20.000 dipendenti in 61 paesi con oltre 250 filiali hanno generato un fatturato di circa 2,84 miliardi di euro nel 2020. Di questo, circa l'8% viene investito annualmente in ricerca e sviluppo. Nell'azienda che apprende, le misure di formazione e sviluppo rappresentano l'1,5% del fatturato. Festo Didactic SE è un fornitore leader di istruzione e formazione tecnica e offre ai suoi clienti in tutto il mondo soluzioni complete di apprendimento digitale e fisico nell'ambiente industriale.

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VTEM and MCS complete system
Format change at the push of a button: two Festo innovations enable fast and straightforward format changes on just one machine – the Festo Motion Terminal VTEM and the Multi-Carrier-System® MCS.
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Gripper system
High flexibility: Different box sizes and the matching number of products are set directly in the Multi-Carrier-System® MCS using the freely positionable carriers. The products can be individually transported, grouped and synchronously packaged on...
© Festo SE & Co. KG
Multi-Carrier-System® 3
Multi-Carrier-System®: the flexible modular transport system can be adapted to different formats via software at the push of a button.
© Festo SE & Co. KG
Recirculating conveyor system
Multi-Carrier-System®: the flexible modular transport system can be adapted to different formats via software at the push of a button.
© Festo SE & Co. KG
VTEM Motion Terminal 2
With the Festo Motion Terminal, pneumatic functions can be controlled via apps for the first time, without having to change or modify the hardware.
© Festo SE & Co. KG
VTEM Motion Terminal 3
Multi-Carrier-System®: Das flexible modulare Transportsystem lässt sich auf Knopfdruck via Software an unterschiedliche Formate anpassen.

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