Advanced Controls for Advanced Control
Control System Comparison
|Control System Version||G1||G2||G3|
|Available On:||No longer available||S290, RS1, D-1500 (through 2018), D-2050||D-510 (upgrade only), D-750 (upgrade and new equipment), D-1500 (Available 1Q19)|
|Operator Interface:||Thumbwheels, Keypads||HMI Touchscreen||HMI Touchscreen|
|Processing (CPU):||7803A Board||PC-Based CPU||Winding Module|
|Encoder Handling:||W600 Board||W602 and W603 Board|
|Interface to CPU:||W401 Board|
|Interface from Controls:||W90 Board/W801 Board||A0B6-P Board|
|Interface with I/O:||7507 Board||I/O-48||PB-16|
The Home Screen is a read-only screen and is the operator’s primary readout screen while the machine is running.
Information includes product name, footage counter (in meters or feet), preset stop lengths, spark, lump and printing notifications, messages, production run length and more.
Once saved on the settings screen, the product select screen displays up to 200 products by part number or unique ID.
Changing machine settings is as simple as pressing the product being run. A wide range of settings such as coil parameters, tension, footage and more are saved to each product for one-press retrieval.
The Settings screen allows the user to change coil parameters, speed settings and much more and save these settings to a Product ID. The product can later be called up on the Products screen, and all applicable settings are downloaded into the machine.
The user can also access the Packaging Calculator from here and have the computer suggest product settings to achieve a desired coil size.
Machine setup and configuration is intuitive and is achieved on the Setup screen. Here, the user can change the machine operation modes, alter machine behavior when a spark or fault is encountered, and set up online printing parameters.
Maintenance screens provide real-time readouts of what’s going on inside the REELEX machine.
Valves, switches, I/O, encoder and sensor positions are all viewable in real time without having to open the control cabinet.
A comprehensive help manual is available on screen. From packaging to maintenance to setup, all information pertaining to the individual machine is available at the touch of a finger.
Screen-specific help screens display help information relevant to the last screen displayed.