Drives for positioning & synchronization in food & beverage

Ensure your positioning and synchronization are precise and cost-effective

To optimize performance, many applications in the Food and Beverage industry, such as conveyors, palletizers and packaging machines, have a need for precise positioning and synchronization.

To date, positioning and synchronization operations have been performed using servo drives. However, servo equipment is expensive, difficult to commission and requires additional cabling. And many applications do not require the dynamic performance available from a servo drive.

The Danfoss Drives Integrated Motion Controller (IMC) is functionality configurable in the software of the VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 that enables an AC drive to perform high-precision positioning and synchronization operations without the need for additional modules or hardware.

Advantages of IMC

  • Reduced costs and system complexity
  • Works with all conventional motor technologies with closed loop or open loop control with no need for additional hardware
  • No need for the complex programming required for many servo drives
  • Drives are adapted to applications through simple parameterization
  • Sensorless homing with torque detection
  • In many cases no need for encoder feedback

Perfection in positioning and synchronization

The new, optional Integrated Motion Controller (IMC) makes VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 different. Thanks to the IMC functionality, the VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 is now a competitive performer in positioning or synchronizing applications - with no additional hardware modules required.

Products

  • VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302
    VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302

    The VLT® AutomationDrive FC301 / FC302 is designed for variable speed control of all asynchronous motors and permanent magnet motors. It comes in a standard version (FC301) and an advanced high dynamic version (FC302) with additional functionalities.

  • VLT® Integrated Servo Drive ISD® 510
    VLT® Integrated Servo Drive ISD® 510

    The ISD510 is a high-performance decentral servo motion solution for demanding machinery applications.

Case studies

  • Danish Crown super slaughterhouse saves 30 tEUR annually on motor replacement
    Danish Crown super slaughterhouse saves 30 tEUR annually on motor replacement

    The 1,000 VLT® drives installed throughout the plant control everything from simple conveyor belts to more advanced applications.

  • Powder mixing productivity triples with wireless PROFINET
    Powder mixing productivity triples with wireless PROFINET

    Triple the throughput and decimate the downtime? That’s what the Dutch powder mix provider, Huijbregts Groep, achieved by automation of mixers using VLT® AutomationDrive with wireless PROFINET.

  • Traditional brewery engineers tomorrow
    Traditional brewery engineers tomorrow

    Since upgrading its filling plant to energy-efficient drives from Danfoss, Stiegl Brewery of Salzburg saves about EUR 15,000 annually in maintenance and energy consumption.

  • Improved process control for Valio
    Improved process control for Valio

    100 VACON® 100 drives enable accurate control of production line and improve work safety and reliability.

  • Up to 63% energy savings for Efes Pilsen
    Up to 63% energy savings for Efes Pilsen

    Replacing old gear motors on the conveyor lines with VLT® FlexConcept® which incorporates VLT® OneGearDrive® has helped Efes Pilsen work towards their operational efficiency and sustainability targets.

  • Heineken six-pack line is now fully synchronized while packaging 44,000 bottles per hour
    Heineken six-pack line is now fully synchronized while packaging 44,000 bottles per hour

    With the new six-pack production line, this brewery packages 44,000 bottles of beer into packs of six within one hour.

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