The RP1600 is the flagship model of the GWA ‘RotoPlant’ range, and is designed for ultimate speed in container handling and filling. It is particularly aimed at powder & particulate packaging industry sectors, but is also extremely capable of handling larger particulates such as tablets, potato snacks & confectionary and is an attractive solution for pharmaceutical, chemical, and food ingredient companies using glass or composite containers, requiring clean & compact filling.RP600 ‘RotoPlants’ may be used in conjunction with auger fillers for powder filling applications or high speed counting / weighing machines for tablet packaging solutions, over-coming the problems associated in dispensing tablets through small container apertures at high speed. Due to the effective vibration of dispensed product and container while the container is cycled within the RotoPlant, very high production throughput can be achieved that otherwise would be impossible.
A high resolution 10.4″ color touch screen sealed to IP66, that can be optimally positioned to suit the operator via a pivoting arm is used for all machine set-up and control functions.Animated mimic displays indicate machine status and operation, with active indication of inhibits / alarms. All container specific parameters are saved against unique recipes providing instant machine control configuration for all containers being handled. 1,024 recipes are available, with recipe naming being totally flexible and meaningful.
Single display also provides full control of auger filler (EasiFill or ServoFill) if present. In this case, intelligent check-weigher feed-back is also included as standard.
All motors are variable speed (Conveyor, Scroll, Turret, Turret & Vibration, plus In-feed & Out-feed Tables, auger drive, Stirrer drive if the additional equipment is present). The conveyor & scroll drives are synchronized to the turret speed and track accordingly if machine speed (entered in containers / minute) is changed. All Servo & inverter drives connect to the central control panel via CAN bus link that also monitor each individual drives status and error conditions in the unlikely eventuality of a problem occurring.
Sophisticated diagnostic monitor and alarm reporting is included, providing both pictorial & informative information on any problem, both within the machine itself & if connected, peripheral equipment both downstream & upstream of the Rotoplant.
Ethernet port is included to allow connection to factory network. This allows for remote backup / restore of recipe & machine parameters, and the option to view the control screen in real time remote to the packing line, this can be useful for monitoring production and line efficiency.
An RS232 printer port is also provided allowing hard copy reports to be produced of recipe & machine parameter settings.
The operator panel is multi-lingual, allowing for instant language switching.