KEBA to present multitouch control concept at SPS/IPC/Drives 2012, Nuremberg
KEBA AG, a global high-tech company that focuses on the automation, will again be participating at this year’s SPS/IPC/Drives trade fair in Nuremberg from 27-29 November.
The highlights of exhibits will include intelligent system solutions to control robots and injection molding machines, a look-ahead multi-robot live demo for packaging applications plus two new products in the pipeline.
According to the company, the next generation of its multitouch control concept unites performance hardware together with software. Operation is intuitive using your fingers to pinch, swipe and tap which enables quick and reliable input. Straightforward operator guidance is achieved through the specific fading in/out of elements. As a result, operators get used to the system very quickly and, besides this, operating errors are effectively avoided.
In addition, further buttons/keys and control elements can be conveniently added by using plug-in expansion modules. Users also have KEBA’s unique haptic elements fitted directly on the glass surface which are at their disposal if required for improved finger guidance. This means that it is possible to use the touchscreen without having to look at the screen the whole time.
Meanwhile, the KeDrive D3 is a compact, space-saving all-in-one system for an economic solution for a wide range of control, safety and drive tasks. This is a modular system with a uniform design factor and top power density, saving around 50% of the normal control cabinet volume as a result, the company says.
KeDrive D3 consists of a control system, optional cross-axis robotic safety control, 1-, 2- and 3-axis drive modules, power supply and I/O elements. The individual modules can be combined with each other so that complex plants can also be automated easily and efficiently. Furthermore, the drive modules alone can be used as a decentralised drive solution on an existing control system. If the automation system has a modular set-up, the control module alone can be used just like a classic control system. The KeDrive D3 covers just about every possible automation scenario, KEBA adds.