futronic won the glassworks modernization contract from Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation (TTL), including installation of machine control system and servo technology.
Installation and commissioning is scheduled for January 2022. Several representatives from the customer’s organization are scheduled to visit Tettnang in parallel for futronic training, if the pandemic permits.
The control comprises almost the entire futronic portfolio of control and drive systems for IS machines with up to 24 sections: the main elements of the set are an FMT24S futronic machine control system and an FDU24S servo motor.
As part of the project, a major European plant and equipment manufacturer will supply a brand new SI machine.
The drives for the servo outputs (STO24S), 2-axis pushrods (PDU24S) and servo-reversers (SIU24S) will also be supplied by the control system specialist and housed in a total of five control cabinets.
Finally, an FMT training module will also serve as the supply of spare parts.
“We are very proud to have succeeded in convincing the customer of our products and our know-how,” said Murat Yolaçan, sales engineer at futronic and responsible for the project.
TTL’s two production lines have so far also operated with EPRO control systems.
“We have an excellent reputation there,” added Mr. Yolaçan.
“Still, it’s not every day that we can gain a competitive advantage over such important players in a renovation project of this magnitude.
Mr. Yolaçan now hopes that the project will have a flagship effect on the entire Asian market.
“There are a lot of glassworks that need to be modernized in the coming years. This contract is an opportunity to show how ideal our controls are for controlling machines from different manufacturers.