Bagging is a seemingly simple process: put the product in the machine and place it in a pouch. But in actuality it is a complex system with parts that must synchronize precisely and efficiently. To coordinate communication between the various devices that lead to successful bagging, Mitsubishi Electric designed iQ-F Series controllers.

iQ-F Series PLCs offer a wide range of controllers with special function boards, adapters and serial communication boards to fit bagging applications. The FX5U PLC is a smaller solution with room for system expansion. It ensures communication among hardware for volume dosing, thermal heat sealing and axes for vertical intermittent motion.

Once bulk product has been accurately weighed, the RS485 serial communication sends a signal to the PLC by way of an embedded port.

This opens flap doors at the appropriate time. With the SSCNET III/H servo system network and the simple motion controller, two independent axes can work together to start and stop simultaneously. To account for vertical heat-sealing strips and cross sealing horizontal jaws, the FX5U PLC and FX3U-4LC temperature controllers are easily regulated to maintain a steady level of heat across the light metallic welding parts.

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