Huhtamaki
Henderson, Auckland

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Huhtamaki operate a variety of plastic thermoforming, paper forming and labelling machines which they use to manufacture a number of different food packaging products. IAL has been involved with many jobs to fault-find, improve process performance or upgrade hardware on these machines.

Of particular note is the complete rebuild of Browns Thermoformer 2, which at the time of the job, was approximately 20 years old.


Project Details

  • Complete replacement of obsolete main control system – new PLC, I/O, HMI.
  • IAL completed the electrical design, electric drawings, HMI and PLC programming.
  • Upgrade from crude proximity position switches to Temposonic linear position transducers for platen position control.
  • Accurate motion control and synchronisation required for effective operation.

Original control panel

Upgraded control panel

Output of Browns Thermoformer 2

Examples window from upgraded HMI

Examples window from upgraded HMI

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