Today the old "box" has changed roles and assumed a strategic value for the consumer goods operators, coming to represent in fact the first major link between product, brand and the end customer. With sales of over EUR 6 billion, the sector of the Italian manufacturers of automatic packaging machines and packaging products is one of the most Italian industry; This success is also connected to the development of automation systems and integrated control that allow to achieve excellent results in terms of production efficiency, product quality and equipment reliability.
For over 15 years Cannon Automata has started a fruitful collaboration with an Italian top provider in the country and in the world of machines for the packaging of food products.
The selection made in Automata has been implemented in a vertical packaging machine model, extremely versatile, able to package different types of products, such as short dry pasta, snacks, peanuts, candy and granular products.
The fully integrated automation for packaging machine includes the HMI S3, the suite of HMI Runtime WML and Automata Remote Desktop software. S3 is an intelligent operator panel, high performance and low consumption with LED backlight and resistive screen that facilitate human-machine interface. Thanks to the touch screen system, the operator can easily navigate through the pages of the program, set the format change, the threshold values for the production and quality control of the product during the filling phase, viewing graphics, trend, historical data and alarms.
Another aspect to highlight is its flexible connectivity to the field, and the special video interface user friendly. HMI Runtime WML, the operator interface software installed on PC-based platform, delivers and integrates the functions normally carried out by multiple hardware and software devices facilitating the interaction between user and machine and moving the high-level functions from the control box to operator panel.
The plus of HMI Runtime WML is the high efficiency: a complete machine control inclusive of many animations, graphics, foreign languages, control code, HTML pages. The system, also, is equipped with a wide connectivity to and from the outside world thanks to Automata Desktop Remote, the application for remote view that allows to perform various tasks remotely: simulates
Automata HMI interface in debugging mode during the configuration of the project, surfing through the pages with no interferences on local user activities, checking the variables of the configuration and setting the parameters of the system. Automata Desktop Remote, can delete all the constraints of distance, making the connection to the system accessible and safe.
From this partnership, Cannon Automata has deepened and perfected the knowledge in the packaging industry by offering a suite fully integrated from the point of view of hardware and software.
A successful driver in the food and beverage industry