HMIs can be upgraded to a larger size, color, and even the addition of RFID card scanners and presence sonar for operator and maintenance personnel identification. HMIs can also be upgraded to incorporate User Centric Design features of Pearson’s newest machines, which include graphics and procedures for setup, changeovers, fault recovery, and preventive maintenance. We recommend replacing obsolete HMIs to prevent unplanned downtime.
We offer complete controls systems upgrades to replace obsolete and failing systems; this includes replacing the PLC, HMI, VFDs, servos, and related parts. Individual component replacements, such as servo upgrades, may also drive control processor (PLC) replacement.
A Recommended Spare Parts Kit is defined and recommended for every single machine manufactured by Pearson. The base kit includes selected wear items such as linear bearings, cylinders, vacuum cups, sensors, fuses and other vital replacement parts. Spare Parts lists can be developed at any time and customized to your particular needs.
New products sometimes require new case sizes. Conversion parts and/or new mandrels for new case sizes are among the most common upgrades for Pearson case erectors and sealers. Related upgrade options include adjustable mandrels, ram back up-plates, extended machine range, bar code readers, plenums, and robot end-of-arm-tools (EOAT). On some machines, Pearson is able to extend the standard range of the machine for tall/oversized or undersized cases.
Case erector magazine extensions allow longer continuous machine operation between magazine reloads. A variety of magazine extension upgrades are available from 2 to 16 feet depending on the machine and available floor space.
Multiple options include quick-change mandrels and upgrading from linear scales to hand cranks with digital counters for various changeover points. Examples of changeover points include compression ram, moving ram assembly upstream/downstream, knockdown length adjustment, and ram backup plate assemblies.
Bar code readers can be added for a variety of applications including detecting whether the proper cases are entering the machine, automating machine adjustments based on code, and having cases bypass the machine.
A remote access router mounted in the electrical cabinet allows secure Internet VPN connection to a machine or system for support and control program change needs. This capability is included with every Pearson engineered system and as an option on all individual machines. Remote service access offers the potential to reduce on-site service trips. Internet connectivity is available via direct Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or cellular methods.