Fosber's corrugator is controlled by the Syncro4 supervisor system. Syncro4 can be supplied either as a pure wet-end control system, a pure dry-end control system or a total corrugator control system.
Automatic wet-end features of Syncro4 include bridge management and calibration, synchronisation of speed and splices, partial reel label printing, roll stock management interface, roll stand monitoring, paper break detection, wet end order change as well as full displays for machine status, alarms and diagnostics.
Fosber's Syncro4 dry-end control supervisor provides detailed production reporting, intelligent diagnostics, pallet label print-outs, and data links to the wet-end, office and scheduling networks, and materials handling control systems.
Process Control Supervisor
Process Control Supervisor (PCS) is a closed-loop control system that automatically monitors and controls all the various settings and variables of the corrugating process, reducing waste by ensuring a proper bond and optimum quality flat board is produced.
This is achieved by measuring and monitoring temperatures and moisture levels at strategic positions long the corrugator line, and then automatically adapting the various machine and system parameters to ensure that the ideal target process settings that have been set and personalised for each individual board type quality the plant produces are met.
The PCS will therefore continuously automatically set and adjust all such settings such as the variable wrap arm positions, steam pressures along the corrugator, steam showers, all glue gaps, double backer steam shoe pressure settings as well as the paper tensions in the splicers and at the bridge brake. The closed-loop control system also allows instant automatic correction of any warp detected (either by the operator or by automatically by a laser bank) in either machine or cross-machine direction system.
The Data Traceability Supervisor (DTS) feature is a further enhancement to the PCS and an extremely useful tool that collects & stores (for up to 12 months) all the historical production & process data for every single dry-end order run off the corrugator. This feature records, stores & generates graphs of all relevant data so target settings can continuously be monitored, checked and optimised. Furthermore DTS provides our customers, as well as their own subsequent customers, with a complete “provenance” of every individual packaging order produced on the dry-end over the last 12 months.