Thermosol

All delivered thermoforming machines (excluding the BMS500) are delivered with MEAF's developed control system Thermosol. This system encompasses all the required data, functions and recipes into one single system.

Thermosol is controlled by means of a touchscreen and can be set for different levels of acces. The combination of the control system with the SpeedAdjust handwheel gives the operator the possibility to quickly and precisely position the mould table for easy mould replacement.

Thermosol Control System Highlights

  • Excellent monitoring of all machine functions from a single touchscreen
  • The operator panel displays all the important information on every page
  • High-precision and accurate temperature control of individual heating zones
  • Recipe management for storage of machine settings
  • Operator friendly and easy to understand operating system

Thermosol has the possibility to utilize two ways of monitoring and changing machine parameters. This can be done by means of numerical input of machine parameters or through the graphical overview screen. This makes the operating of the machine highly visible and comprehensive

The control system and panel are equipped with the possibility to print reports of the machine settings (temperatures, speeds) on a local or network printer or save them to an USB stick.

In case of a breakdown of the CPU, the extruder program which is on the memory card can be easily transferred to the new control system. Also the recipes are saved on the memory card. There are no programs stored inside the servo drives and frequency inverters, in case of a breakdown, the drives are easily replaced, with minimal settings. Even if the operator panel breaks down, an ordinary PC monitor can be connected to the control system and the thermoforming machine can still run without having to wait for a replacing operator panel.

If problems occur with the system, MEAF can perform remote diagnosis and service, available with a connection to the office network. Furthermore this option gives the possibility to remotely acces the thermoforming machine from virtually any place in the world!

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CONTROL SYSTEM

Processor

AMD GEODE LX800

Internal program storage

2 x Compact Flash Type I or II

Internal data storage (SRAM)

256 kByte (battery powered)

Internal data storage (DDR-RAM)

256 – 512 SDRAM

Interface connections

1 x Ethernet 10/100 Mbit
1 x RS232 – COM1
1 x RS232 / RS485 – COM2
1 x DIAS Intelligent (Weidmüller plug and 14 pin flat cable
1 x CAN for PLC
1 x CAN for terminal
1 x S-DVI Interface for terminal (TFT Display, USB CAN keyboard)
1 x UBSV
1 x USB V1.1

Expansion card

1 x Ethernet 10/100
1 x LPT – printer
1 x RS232/RS485/RS422 – COM3
1 x RS232/RS485/TTY/Multidrop Bus – COM4

Status display

Status LEDs

Real Time Clock

Yes

OPERATOR PANEL

Display

15” TFT panel

Operating unit

Touch folio

Interfaces

Front side : 3 x USB V1.1.
Backside : S-DVI
1 x CAN with 2 connections