Updated: Jan 13
Packaging Made Easy sourced machinery from multiple OEMs before working with Omron.
These machines worked as intended by the OEM, but they frequently required numerous engineering hours to adjust mechanical and electrical parts in order to provide their end customers with a scalable and modular machine that was easily adaptable to future market changes. It was far more challenging to create solutions that completely satisfied their desired offering because they had no control over the internal workings of the devices they had been given.
Additionally, Packaging Made Easy discovered that it was more difficult to control the complete machine because the machines it had received frequently had automation components from different suppliers.
For instance, there have been instances where particular control technologies have had communication issues with a different brand of servo motor. Additionally, alternative controllers frequently had limitations when it came to being able to manage parts made by different manufacturers.
The motion, controls, and HMI integration all need to be improved on in the original application. Due to these difficulties, Packaging Made Easy began searching for a new hardware solution and a platform that would enable simple remote communication and troubleshooting. It presented a challenge for EIS Automation to work with the business to design and construct an individualized machine with integrated control and parts that would function harmoniously as a unit without requiring a significant amount of engineering time.