A new touchscreen control
March 1, 2005
A new touchscreen control is available from Lantech for its automated stretch wrap systems, providing a new range of productivity advantages that includes five pre-programmed wrap patterns which can be changed by the user and switched on the fly. The control readily accommodates custom wrap patterns with separate settings for film overlap (up and down) as standard. The control upgrade includes a new ANSI-compliant signal light and horn for alarms, a complete alarm history, animated "help" screens keyed to faults, and combination starters for all motors to eliminate fuses. Allen Bradley devices used throughout the control enclosure reduce maintenance cost and time by making it easy for the user to find local replacement components. The new control eliminates the need for a laptop PC to change standard program timers or monitor the PLC I/O for troubleshooting, while free PLC programming software from Lantech allows full access to the control's code for in-depth changes.