Wintriss' SmartPAC PRO & ShopFloorConnect

Wintriss' SmartPAC PRO & ShopFloorConnect

September 20, 2022

Wintriss Controls Group

Wintriss Controls Group will demonstrate new features in its SmartPAC PRO Press Automation Controller and its ShopFloorConnect OEE and Data Collection Software at FABTECH (booth #B5716). For a connection to a smarter factory, including when remote monitoring is required, the latest functionality in SmartPAC PRO and ShopFloorConnect gives fabricators and metal formers efficient and easy-to-use tools.

Wintriss reports its newly developed programmable limit switch (PLS), ProCamPAC PRO, for its flagship SmartPAC PRO Press Automation Controller. FABTECH attendees can see this PLS, including counter driven outputs that operate on specified strokes to control gagging operations, asymmetrical toggle outputs for controlling configurable tooling, and additional timed outputs for greater versatility.

A toggle cam output performs an asymmetrical toggle function, turning an output off or on for different stroke amounts. The output can be used to operate diverter gates and control complex gagging operations. The new on/off counter cam output controls functions that need to operate at a preset interval instead of on every machine cycle. Operating similarly, a new pulsed counter cam output is programmed with an “on angle” and dwell time instead of an on-off output.

Useful when running configurable tooling, a new channel always on cam output will simply turn on and stay on until a new tool is loaded. The ProCamPAC PRO PLS also features a unique triggered cam output which actuates a precision one-time cam timing signal based on a preset trigger such as an external input from ancillary equipment, an extended period of machine idle time, or a job change. This output type is ideal for diverting parts during a warm-up period, QC checks, or when bad parts are determined by an outside measuring system.

Attendees can see advanced DiProPAC available on the SmartPAC PRO Press Automation Controller, which boasts more than 10 new capabilities for even greater die protection presses. Highlights include a customizable green sensor type called Green Flex that combines all the elements of the other Green sensor types and can monitor intermittent events such as gagging operations. It also precisely monitors events that need to occur multiple times per press cycle.

In addition, Wintriss has expanded the static sensor monitoring capabilities in DiProPAC with auto-reset, programmable bypass angles, and minimum actuation time settings.