SPIROL has announced the redesign of its Mark VI Controller for its Series 2000 high performance feed systems. The Mark VI Controller introduces a 7 inch touchscreen display with 50 recipe storage capacity and ethernet interface for remote access and control.
SPIROL states that its Mark VI is unique when compared to conventional feeder controls; because it monitors the operation of the Series 2000 feed system and continuously adjusts the output drive frequency to match the natural resonant frequency of the drive unit.
The controller automatically adjusts the power level and synchronises it with the two independent axes of motion, within the drive unit, to achieve maximum feeding efficiency.
An input port and cable allows for remote stop/run, track sense on/off, vertical inhibit – which will idle the bowl, and feed direction reversal of the S2000 Drive. A large capacitor bank recycles energy, promoting efficiency and conserving energy – effectively reducing the carbon footprint.
Other enhanced features include a USB receptacle that provides access for firmware updates while in the field and an RS232 receptacle that provides serial communication, with queries and commands, to set power levels. The elliptical bowl motion generated by the coordination of the two axes of motion provides smoother, gentler feeding – eliminating damage and significantly reduces noise levels. It also provides a consistent part per minute feed rate with high speeds up to 2.5 times quicker than conventional system rates.
Finally, there is the option for bowl interchangeability on one drive unit without the need for mechanical tuning, as well as the ability to discharge all product from the bowl to accommodate small batch runs.
SPIROL comments: “Remote access, multiple program feature, and continuous feedback loop, puts the SPIROL Mark VI Controller with Series 2000 high performance feed system on the leading edge in feeder technology.”
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