Ilapak gets industry 4.0 ready with weigher control pad

Ilapak is including a smart interface on its Weightronic (WA) multihead weigher to make it Industry 4.0 ready.

Besides advanced graphics, this state-of-the-art display offers a number of features for enhanced diagnostics, analytics, set-up, interrogation and connectivity, including augmented reality (AR) functionality that gives the operator a view into the machine.

Software linked to a camera located within the machine allows the operator to derive weigher performance and current status intelligence.

This can assist with problem diagnosis and resolution by highlighting faults on-screen and is invaluable when creating new recipes on the weigher. A web interface that enables mobile connectivity is another new feature on the Weightronic’s new HMI.

Users can view the interface from multiple devices in different languages and locations – assisting with diagnostics and machine optimisation and ensuring compliance with Industry 4.0.

The new control pad can switch between imperial and metric measures and can store up to 1,000 product recipes in its memory. It also features search engine functionality.

The HMI will be demonstrated on the WeightronicWA 14-50, which will be configured for IQF meat products.

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