With the new machine generation HiQ G2 for K 2019, Herrmann Ultraschall has emphasized the subject of digitization and visualization in ultrasonic welding. A completely new and user-friendly control platform facilitates process setup, production and maintenance.
All physical components of the ultrasonic welding machine and accessories, as well as all process steps and cycles are detailed and fully mapped in the control software - as a digital twin. These include sensors and actuators as well as complex connected devices such as cameras or scanners. Using this digital twin, all components and functions can be adapted to the needs of the application, the system and the operator via simple configuration and parameterization. The welding process, and even the entire machine cycle, can be modeled in the control platform and consistently controlled via provided process data. The integration of upstream and downstream test options is thus much easier - a further step in the direction of "intelligent workplace of the future".
A guided tool change with RFID-coded tools and automatically clamping devices also facilitates the safe product change for the customer. Incorrect combinations of welding program, ultrasonic stack and fixture are no longer possible, and the optimum starting position for the application is automatically set by the system. Thus, the lot size 1 is economically feasible even with series machines. Additionally, a multi-level message management informs about errors in plaintext and suggests remedial actions.
The new control platform is designed so that future topics such as predictive maintenance and data mining can be easily added.
K 2019: Hall 11 stand 26
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