Industrial Packaging Fabrication
Submitted by Drew Middleton,
Plant Engineer, International Packaging Corporation (UK) Limited
Interpak creates high quality, custom designed presentation packaging for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. As part of its manufacturing process there was a need to automate the fabrication of the box hinge cover. A stepper bee+ board and large stepper motor were used.
The Stepper bee+ board is controlled via a small DOS program. The
Stepper bee+ receives an input from a Mitsubishi plc to initialise the
program, it then powers the motor to feed the material through 2
rollers( the bottom one drives the top) to a set length then, sends an
output back to the plc which in turn starts its own cycle to cut, then
feed the material
to a position where it is attached to another component. Once the feed
slider is back at the start position, it sends an output to the stepper
bee+ to initialise another cycle.
The hinge cover is attached to a foam type pad which is inserted
into the lid of the presentation box.
You can view the final products at the Interpak website at the following link....