What’s new on the B2B Market?
Oct 28 2019
Date: 28 October, 2019 12:00 AM
Starting today, we present ourselves with a logo that, in addition to the company name, includes a hexagonal shape with a stylized EGITRON "E". This figure is symbolic of the company's many facets, reflected in the wide range of products and sectors in which it operates. In turn, the colors used, blue and green, convey the idea of harmony and security that we want to convey to all those with whom we work daily: customers, suppliers, partners and friends.
We are a company that, despite its age and experience, remains current and attentive to market developments ... We are not afraid of change and this step is just another proof of this!
We now have an image that best conveys what we are and we want to continue to be: innovation and excellence!
Oct 24 2019
Date: 24 October, 2019 1:55 PM
Following a customer viewing of the Elesa RF wireless electronic position indicator system on their PPMA stand a couple of years ago, subsequently the customer asked WestRock Linkx to trial this system in order to speed up machine changeovers while ensuring reliable, repeatable accuracy. After the PPMA show Elesa brought the RF system to finalisation and provided a package to WestRock Linkx – which proved to be a like for like fit in place of the position indicators previously installed. This enabled faster re-sets by use of an automated controller via the machine PLC, reducing operator time and operator error.
Customer satisfaction was high across a range of machine installations leading to an end user comment that “this cost-effective upgrade was added to our machines in under 2 days, and has already made huge improvements to product change overs and set-up times.” The team at WestRock Linkx was likewise impressed such that the RF system has now been adopted as a standard option across their range.
Explained Tom Whatling, Technical Sales Manager at WestRock Linkx:
“Our use of the Elesa RF wireless electronic positioning system stemmed from a customer demand for faster, more accurate, repeatable changeovers – a demand we were delighted to meet.
Here at WestRock Linkx Systems Ltd we believe in putting the customer first, our philosophy is to work in partnership with every customer to achieve innovative machines that meet their exact needs – an approach which is completely mirrored in our supplier relationship with Elesa.
We have the ability to design and manufacture compact, flexible and upgradable automated packaging solutions that are suitable for 24/7 production and warehouse applications – using the Elesa RF wireless electronic positioning system exactly compliments that manufacturing model.
The Elesa wireless electronic positioning system enables faster and more reliable machine setup by use of a wireless connected profile controller, which displays the initial setup values on each of up to 36 electronic position indicators.
The Elesa system is now a mainstream option on all our machines and can be retrofitted to our installations – even to other manufacturer’s machines where we are upgrading a complete facility. WestRock Linkx Systems can install the new wireless electronic positioning indicator system to new machines or retrospectively as an upgrade to compatible PLCs.”
By removing excess packaging material, BoxSizer and WestRock’s other right-size technology solutions help customers reduce their shipping, warehousing and environmental costs – the Elesa RF system enables faster, more accurate machine switchovers greatly adding to the way they can meet customer needs.
Interestingly, and in confirmation of this novel approach, this Elesa RF indicator system won runner up in the “Innovative Ancillary Equipment” category at the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019.
Elesa’s RF electronic positioning system is unique in the market; the communication with the PLC is wireless resulting in faster, more efficient machine set-up and change over processes. The wireless electronic positioning system enables quicker and more reliable machine set up by use of a wireless connected profile controller, which displays the initial set up values on each of up to 36 electronic position indicators. The operator can simply choose the appropriate menu then quickly re-set each spindle to its correct start position and the machine is “good to go”. This saves time and takes out much of the possibility of human error.
Elesa DD52R-E-RF position indicators are networked to the UC-RF control unit by radio connection thus enabling an easy and quick installation. Current and target positions are transmitted by RF to and from the control unit, facilitating rapid machine set up.
The system consequently saves time during the format alignment process. Once the setup profile has been called up by the PLC, the control unit UC-RF transmits the target position to each DD52R-E-RF position indicator. The current/target position is displayed on the LCD of the DD52R-E-RF. The operator manually sets the position of the spindles following the arrow displayed on the LCD (clockwise/counter-clockwise rotation). Once all the spindles are correctly set, the UC-RF control unit communicates to the PLC of the machine that the setup has been completed - the system prevents the start of the machine until the set-up has been completed, for safety reasons and to prevent loss of production from incorrect settings.
The UC-RF controller can network with up to 36 position indicators and is compatible with PLC Interfaces: RS232, RS485, Ethernet/IP, Profibus and Modbus. The DD52R-E-RF (IP67) position indicator 6-digit display mode can be selected by the operator.
Further information regarding Elesa products may be found at: www.elesa.com.
Generally, these gauges are of the gravity or positive drive type – they are perfectly complimented by the Elesa range of handwheels and dial knobs. The exceptional design style of these high-quality mouldings perfectly compliment the accuracy of those original Clayton instruments and their flexible approach which enables customer requirements to be incorporated.
Gravity and Positive drive movements were joined by Direct Drive digital box style indicators.
Like all Elesa Clayton units these are focused on the quality aspects of function, form, comfort, safety and aesthetics, coupled with robustness, longevity, appropriateness to application, so offering the best in value.
Machinery, and of course production requirements, continue to move on and Elesa have explored these new needs with the market over recent years – culminating in the electronically focused digital indicators which enabled radio communication between devices and a central control module.
Alongside the electronic revolution and its networking outcome, Elesa have seen the need for position indicators to be used in measurement of linear and angular movements as well as regulation of flows, capacities, strokes or variable speed drives. The electronic and networking facilities in-built in Elesa’s new generation of indicators enable time-saving, enhanced accuracy of resetting/adjustment leading to less downtime with higher quality product outcomes.
As ever, Elesa are focused on quality reflecting a meeting of minds from many years ago when Elesa and Clayton originally got together.