manufacturer of packaging machines – Rovema Benelux selects PENKO’s Programmable
Logic Controller (PLC) Omega to upgrade its existing system with a new multihead
and powerful control.
builds and develops packaging machines and lines which meet the complex
requirements of the modern circular economy. At the start of the year, the
company advised that their current electronics and multihead system was
outdated and could do with an upgrade. The team at PENKO came up with a
solution which offered the most advanced technology and quick, accurate measuring
results: the Omega.
was a completely different system to what Rovema Benelux have used in the past,
PENKO worked closely with the company to ensure that the system was properly
implemented to suit their business needs. Omega was selected to replace the
existing dated system as it offers an expansion of the multihead to 128 PLC
cards without losing speed or accuracy in the filling process.
In addition to
this, the Omega is based on a Codesys PLC – an international programming
language – which allows Rovema Benelux to make adaptations to their specific
program so it suits their own business needs. Adjustments can be made in the
software when using Omega which also saves time for the team at Rovema Benelux
who previously had to conduct this with third parties.
Jan Roseboom, service
engineer at Rovema Benelux comments on how impressed he is with Omega’s ability
to allow for modifications to the software itself. “The use of Codesys with
Omega has resulted in easier access and saving time with shorter lines of
communication between Rovema and the PENKO technical service team. Previously
when the configuration tool – PI – used a PENKO programming language, a high
level of technical knowledge was required, so now that Codesys is in place we
can effectively write our own software program with ease.”