- Innovation Award
Open Source HSF Friction Feeder
Posted by Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. (booth # B4420)
Summary of Innovation
Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. in partnership with Schneider Electric have built a robust open source friction feeder, reducing packaging machine downtime and increasing operational productivity. Built with 100% non-proprietary electronic components, Pineberry Manufacturing Inc.’s Open Source HSF Friction Feeder demonstrates an unbeatable level of operational simplicity, reliability, robustness, portability and cost efficiency. The HSF Friction Feeder can be easily integrated into manual and automated lines, and comes with a user-friendly touch screen display and FDA-design features.
The Open Source HSF Friction Feeder is a simplified, compact, cost effective solution that adds to the performance of the machine. The Schneider PLC touch screen controller has replaced proprietary control boards. All the parameters that are only accessible through a PC or laptop is now displayed on a simple photographic terminal. It’s a smarter machine but overall it’s a simple machine to use. Operators can get information from the terminal through an app on a smartphone. The Pineberry Open Source HSF Friction Feeder with Schneider Electric touchscreen controls provide the end user/operator with ease-of-use and full availability of real-time machine performance data. The friction feeder is built to deliver optimal speed, accuracy and customization. Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. has the ability to incorporate multiple options and applications to the Open Source HSF Friction Feeder, including inkjet print heads, barcode scanning, camera verification and inspection, folding, u-boarder, vertical alignment, encoder, velocity/target tracking, batch counting, speed matching, and much more.
Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. built a robust open source friction feeder that reduces packaging machine downtime, increasing operational productivity; built with 100% non-proprietary electronic components, the Open Source HSF Friction Feeder demonstrates an unbeatable level of reliability, robustness, portability, cost efficiency and operational simplicity with a user-friendly touch screen display, FDA-design features and users can get information from the terminal through an app on a smartphone.
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