Food Machines

Food Machines

Consolidate several control equipment into a controller with display

Challenges in achieving both high performance and total cost reduction

An engineer of food processing equipment at a manufacturer which provided total services from food processing machines to packaging machines and plant engineering was working on PET bottle drink filling machine development. Considering safety, a large size operation box was used for drink filling machines to prevent accidents from occurring. It was intended to ensure safety of operators by forcing them to use both hands so that neither hand is free. However, users who introduced a filling machine mentioned that it was heavy and difficult to handle during manual operation of the filling machine or maintenance.
IDEC proposed a method which contributed to total cost reduction in designing a control panel. So what was the method?

Consolidate several control equipment into a controller with display

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