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Temperature control has taken a giant leap forward with our next generation of controllers – the E5CC/E5EC, which have set new global standards in the crucial areas of precision, user friendliness and control performance. This new series feature large easy-to-read displays, fast simple set up and 50 ms sampling period time. The compact units, which project only 60 mm behind the panel, are also easy to accommodate and install, even in cramped locations.
For more information or to order your Omron E5CC/E5EC Temperature Controller contact Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at email@example.com.Read More
The most complete digital standard timer on the market. H5CX offers you the most complete series of products on the market today. Based on extensive customer research, these new timers have been designed with added-value features that users both need and appreciate. H 48 x W 48 x D 59 to 78mm Three-colour display value, red, green or orange Models with Instantaneous Contact Outputs 0.001 s to 9999 h, 10 ranges Input NPN, PNP and contact.
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A plastics manufacturer suffering from poor productivity, inefficiency and a large number of operator errors acquires an automated solution to alleviate the problem. Using a simple setup with an Omron PLC and Omron HMI, the manufacturer reduces wasted time and material and utilizes his hydraulic presses to their full potential.
The process in question was a fully manual process. It consisted of an operator filling a mold with resin, setting the pressure, and activating the hydraulic press. The operator would wait for a given time as indicated in the “recipe”, then increase the pressure setting. The operator, again, would wait for a given time, and then disengage the hydraulic press. The mold is flipped over and the process repeated. The total time of production for one part could run from 30 minutes to 300 minutes depending on the resin composition and size of the finished product.
This type of process, while simple in nature, is actually inherently prone to productivity issues. The process relies completely on the operator to accurately set and control variables such as pressure and pressing time. Human error, and unfortunately a lack of care by the operator, was resulting in these variables being inaccurate and ultimately many parts were rendered useless. On a typical day the manufacturer had 10 presses running, and was losing 2 parts a day due to operator error, at an average of $175 per part.
Our solution was to automate the process by installing an Omron CP1H PLC and an Omron NS series Industrial Touch Screen HMI on each press. The operator from then on would only need to select the “recipe” from a user friendly menu on the HMI, and press start. The PLC from them on would control the process by starting the hydraulic press, setting the pressure required, and time to hold. It would alert the operator when the process was completed either to flip the part over, or to remove the product. It also would trigger an alarm if a mechanical failure had occurred in the press and the set pressure could not be achieved.
The total cost for setting up the system, allowing for programming, hardware, and installation was $130,000.
The manufacturer eliminated the losses due to defective products coming out of the presses. While that alone would have covered the cost of the automated solution in approximately one year, and directly increased his revenue by $127,750/yr from then on, there were also added benefits that became apparent. Productivity was increased as now a visual alarm allowed the supervisor to quickly see when a press was sitting idle, and the situation corrected immediately. The solution provided also reduced the manpower required to run the ten presses from five operators to two.
OMRON CP1H Series PLC with Ethernet Interface.
OMRON NS Series Industrial Touch Screen HMI, 8” with Ethernet Interface
DISCONTINUATION NOTICE: OMRON CJ1G/CJ1H CPU Units will be Discontinued March 31, 2012
Replace with CJ2M/CJ2H CPU Units
The CJ1G/H CPU units will be discontinued at the end of March 2012. Replacing them with CJ2M/CJ2H CPU units requires minor changes to the system design such as PLC programming, unit setting, and wiring. Please refer to P068-E1-01 Replacement Guide for more details regarding converting CJ1G to CJ2M controllers.
Omron will provide repair and maintenance service for seven years after product discontinuation.
Product Discontinuation and Recommended Replacement
Discontinued model (CJ1x Series) Recommended model (CJ2 Series)
Hand-held programming console cannot be used with CJ2 CPU units.
Beginning this week, we can now offer our customer factory molded connectors onto their OMRON sensors. We can add a molded IP67-rated M8 or M12 Connector and custom-length cable onto most Omron 3-wire and 4-wire DC Photoelectric or Proximity
This new program from OMRON lets our customers have a choice of affordable custom sensors with their choice of straight connector type. Ordering custom connectors is simple
1. Call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or go to www.innovativeidm.com
2. Relax, we'll take care of the rest.