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Applications

We have implemented countless drive, control and automation solutions for a wide range of customers. A selection of the applications can be found below. Click on a tab to see all the references of the sector in question and move over an area to read the solution.

Filling bottles without foaming

Beverages & bottling

Filling bottles without foaming

Wish: Accurately position bottles in a filling machine to reduce foaming. Solution: To fill carbonated beverages at exactly the right angle, we position the bottle neck with a worm gear motor driven by a MIG encoder.

Coil freezer and cooler

Fish & meat processing

Coil freezer and cooler

Wish: Drive modular loading systems for optimum product flexibility of hygienic spiral freezers and chillers. Solution: Stainless steel drives with -40°C NOTOX oil maintain drive efficiency in these harsh conditions and ensure continuous operation.

Sieving and washing vegetables with adjustable butterfly valves

Vegetable & fruit processing

Sieving and washing vegetables

Wish: Precisely adjust individually adjustable butterfly valves for correct flow rate.
Solution: Electrically driven butterfly valves with MIG encoder feedback. Precision adjustment ensures optimum turbulence and flow rate to thoroughly clean vegetables.

Stainless steel spindle lift drive for bottle cleaning

Beverages & bottling

Stainless steel spindle lift drive for bottle cleaning

Wish: Accurately position lift platform to guide recycled bottles through cleaning machine.
Solution: Mechanically linked spindle lift drives hygienically integrated into the machine. Stainless steel spindle lift drive can easily be cleaned in daily cleaning cycles.

Portioning sausage fillings

Fish & meat processing

Portioning sausage fillings

Wish: Drive meat mills and portioning machines for accurate portioning or filling.
Solution: Matched machines with synchronous VFD and MIG encoder. User-friendly HMI makes adjustment easy for different portion sizes or sausage types.

Positioning bottles

Beverages & bottling

Mechanically aligning bottles

Wish: Precise mechanical alignment of PET/glass bottles, vials, jars and cans. Solution: Spiral drive line for filling preparation in automatic high-speed filling systems. Drive line runs 24/7 and monitors power consumption and temperature to promptly signal anomalies.

Flexible vegetable cutting

Vegetable & fruit processing

Flexible vegetable cutting

Wish: Cut various vegetable products such as cabbages, onions and paprikas. Solution: HMI touchscreen for correct setting of wing knife speed. The continuously adjustable belt cutter wing knife is easy to control and change between products.

Brewing machine speed

Beverages & bottling

Brewing machine speed

Wish: Control correct speed of pump and mixing system for brewing machines where hopped wort is produced.
Solution: MIG encoder feedback and HMI monitoring for correct speed setting. Different cycles can easily be programmed and run automatically with a PLC.

Monitoring for delicate fruit

Vegetable & fruit processing

Processing delicate fruit

Wish: Peel, pit, slice or de-stem soft fruit.
Solution: Careful stepwise handling of fragile fruit by monitoring and built-in safety functions (software and hardware).

Rotary bottle sorter

Beverages & bottling

Bottle sorter

Wish: Drive a rotary bottle sorting machine to sort and transport unsorted PET bottles.
Solution: Reliable continuous-duty three-phase motors move bottles to the production line. VFD platform speed can easily be adjusted to suit the type and number of bottles.

Driving IP69K cutting blades

Fish & meat processing

Driving IP69K cutting blades

Wish: Drive for cutting poultry on an automatic processing line with strict hygiene standards.
Solution: A V19-mounted IP69K stainless steel motor with drain channels to discharge waste and water and protect vital seals.

Vibration system for efficient blanching

Vegetable & fruit processing

Vibration system for blanching

Wish: Efficient, high-quality blanching using water, steam or spraying. Solution: Conveyor with a vibration system to separate and blanch vegetables for ready-to-eat meals. The VFD conveyor provides the right processing speed for perfect blanching.

VFD drum motor

Fish & meat processing

VFD drum motor

Wish: Automatic deboning, descaling and peeling of fish and seafood. Solution: Conveyor with integrated drum motor and pressure rollers. VFD drum motor allows the speed to be matched to the product quantity and shape.

Flexible vegetable sorting

Vegetable & fruit processing

Flexible vegetable sorting

Wish: Flexible sorting of dried fruit, carrots or courgettes with variable shape and weight.
Solution: A VFD conveyor for gravity sorting machines with adjustable speed. The HMI is easy to operate and set to the right speed.

Hygienic molding machine

Fish & meat processing

Hygienic molding machine

Wish: Continuous hygienic drive of forming machines for chicken nuggets, fillets and steaks.
Solution: A rotating drum driven by stainless steel bevel gear motors. Withstands daily high-pressure cleaning to combat bacterial contamination.

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Cutting flowers to varying lengths

Flowers & bulbs

Cutting flowers

Wish: Adjustable cutting unit for cutting flowers at variable lengths.
Solution: To streamline and accelerate flower cutting, a MIG encoder-controlled unit cuts flowers to the HMI setting length. A PLC-controlled conveyor with programmable speed delivers the flowers.

Operating egg transport system

Livestock & poultry farming

Operating egg transport system

Wish: Move eggs carefully and efficiently.
Solution: Egg trays transported to cart feed unit by a PLC-controlled vacuum conveyor that gently pushes trays into tray cart. Precise MIG encoder in cart feed drive for accurate positioning and minimal egg damage.

Controlling overhead trolley speed

Harvesting & crop care

Controlling overhead trolley speed

Wish: Control speed of overhead crop car to perform essential tasks.
Solution: User-friendly HMI control panel for two synchronized drive motors. Car automatically adjusts to speed of sowing or harvesting process.

Automatically de-rooting flower bulbs

Flowers & bulbs

De-rooting flower bulbs

Wish: Automatically remove roots in a peeler with adjustable pressure. Solution: A machine with HMI-adjustable stroke for optimal, clean results. PLC-controlled rollers turn in alternating directions to remove the roots.

Operating outdoor irrigation system

Harvesting & crop care

Operating outdoor irrigation system

Wish: Adjust flow rate of outdoor irrigation system.
Solution: Mechanical variator or electronic controller with HMI for easy manual adjustment even with muddy hands. No risk of (electronic) problems in irrigation process.

Dividing flower bulbs

Flowers & bulbs

Dividing flower bulbs

Wish: Automatically and carefully remove small bulbs from large bulbs. Solution: Two VFDs control belt speeds and speed difference to quickly and effectively separate large bulbs from small ones with minimal damage.

Efficiently drive manure robots

Livestock & poultry farming

Efficiently drive manure robots

Wish: Autonomous energy-efficient drive of manure robots.
Solution: Hypoid gear unit and attached DC motor with precise steering for navigation in the stable. Hypoid unit boosts manure robot efficiency, smaller battery pack sufficient.

Efficiently operate nest system

Livestock & poultry farming

Efficiently operate nest system

Wish: Encourage hens to leave the nest area in an animal- friendly way.
Solution: Timer-driven PLC-controlled expulsion system in automatic laying nests forces hens from nest at night. Quiet, efficient egg conveyor carries eggs to next processing step.

Driving and controlling mushroom picking bridge

Harvesting & crop care

Mushroom picking bridge

Wish: Automatic mushroom processing: sort; cut stems; pick, fill and weigh trays.
Solution: Automatic picking gantry continuously driven by efficient hypoid drives. Processes perfectly coordinated by PLC-controlled drives for optimal efficiency and speed.

PLC-controlled flower bulb harvesters

Flowers & bulbs

Flower bulb harvesters

Wish: Drive for bulb harvesters with optimum link to processing system. Solution: A custom VFD controller with PLC simultaneously controls switch systems, conveyors and curve belts to multiple machines and ensures optimum coordination.

Driving conveyor in seeder

Harvesting & crop care

Driving conveyor in seeder

Wish: Automatic pulp dosing from mix tank to sower seed trays.
Solution: Synchronized conveyor with encoder feedback moves seed trays automatically. PLC-controlled dosing unit on mix tank ensures correct amount preventing waste.

Automatic removal of cutting and bulb waste

Flowers & bulbs

Automatic waste disposal

Wish: Drive for automatic discharge of cutting and bulb waste.
Solution: A MIG encoder-controlled drive moves each full box so the next box can be placed and filled correctly. A simple PLC with encoder controls this system.

Controlling manure pushers

Livestock & poultry farming

Controlling manure pushers

Wish: Drive and control manure pushers in cowsheds.
Solution: Manure pusher controlled by electronic units with stepless traction protection and automatic start/stop. Manure pusher position determined by MIG feedback, even after a fault or power failure.

Controlling the speed of pipe rail cars

Harvesting & crop care

Controlling the speed of pipe rail cars

Wish: Adjust height and speed of tube rail cars in overhead crop care.
Solution: Height and speed easily and safely coordinated by PLC software. MIG encoder gives accurate feedback on car position and height and prevents unwanted acceleration.

Driving manure conveyor

Livestock & poultry farming

Driving manure conveyor

Wish: Faster manure drying with fully automatic manure conveyor.
Solution: Manure distributed evenly over different layers by synchronous conveyor drives. Elevator section with drum motor dumps manure into a container outside the stable.

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Servo solution for optimal storage systems

Intralogistics & distribution

Servo solution for optimal storage systems

Wish: Optimize productivity, space utilization, inventory management and real-time load tracking.
Solution: A servo system with smart controls ensures exceptionally high throughput in fully automated storage systems.

Carefully packing confectionery products

Food & preserves

Pack confectionery products

Wish: Fill boxes or trays with delicate confectionery products without damage.
Solution: An accurate pick-and-place servo system fills boxes with high stability. This reduces the risk of damage from vibration or falling and allows careful packing.

Automatic bottle labeling

Non-food packaging

Automatic bottle labeling

Wish: Automatically align pre-printed adhesive labels on plastic bottles.
Solution: An electrically driven massage belt presses the label around the bottle. During labeling the bottles move on a VFD conveyor with adjustable side guides.

Efficient luggage handling systems

Intralogistics & distribution

Efficient luggage handling systems

Wish: Handle baggage at airports efficiently, quickly and with high capacity.
Solution: Robust baggage handling systems driven by integrated drum motors that can run 24/7. Maintenance free.

VFD stretch hooder

Non-food packaging

Operating stretch hooder

Wish: Stretch film wrapper with controlled film feed for sustainability.
Solution: The VFD worm gear motor controls film feed from the winder. The feed rate is synchronized to the packing speed and can easily be adjusted to suit the product dimensions.

Efficient hermetic packaging

Food & preserves

Efficient hermetic packaging

Wish: Efficiently package delicate products (wraps, cheese, pancakes) in plastic or film.
Solution: An efficient drive for hygienic filling and closing machines. The MIG encoder control system of the film line ensures accurate bag length to avoid waste.

Driving and steering AGVs

Intralogistics & distribution

Driving and steering AGVs

Wish: Load, unload, store and retrieve products, pallets or boxes automatically.
Solution: Drive and control automatic guided vehicle (AGV) drive and steering unit with outstanding precision and constant speed.

Pick-and-place robot arm

Non-food packaging

Pick-and-place robot arm

Wish: Quickly pack products in boxes with a robot case packer.
Solution: Robot box filler with pick-and-place arm. Integrated direct drive servo motors for high torque transfer. A lightweight, efficient and flexible dynamic drive.

Precise palletizer positioning

Intralogistics & distribution

Palletizer positioning

Wish: Automatic bag stacking in different patterns and on different pallets.
Solution: MIG encoder position detection for precise gripper positioning. Together with VFD motors, this enables stacking in different patterns and on different pallets.

Molding bottles with extruder drives

Food & preserves

Molding bottles

Wish: Drive an extruder for extrusion blow molding.
Solution: Special extruder drives heat the thermoplastic. Servo technology precisely positions and clamps the nozzle so the air or gas can be optimally blown into the tube segment to form the parison to the die shape.

Sustainable automatic custom packaging

Non-food packaging

Sustainable variable packaging

Wish: Drive a sustainable packaging machine to make custom boxes for individual orders.
Solution: The machine quickly scans the dimensions of each order with optical sensors. The highly dynamic servo drive processes the input and folds a cardboard box matching the product dimensions.

Parcel sorting machine motion control

Intralogistics & distribution

Parcel sorting machine motion control

Wish: Unload parcels from trucks in a distribution center automatically in the right place.
Solution: Complex dynamic drive systems intercommunicating through multi-axis motion controllers with route calculation, speed control and position compensation.

Reduce waste with multi-head weighers

Food & preserves

Multi-head weighers

Wish: Prevent waste in the packaging process.
Solution: Multi-head weigher with individual servo-driven weighing heads. Multi-axis motion controller for automatic feedback to weighing heads, enabling product adaptation to avoid waste.

Hygienic ampoule filling

Non-food packaging

Hygienic ampoule filling

Wish: Fill ampules for injectable medicines without risk of bacterial contamination.
Solution: An aseptically driven conveyor guides the ampules smoothly to the feed auger, where they are lined up for hygienic opening, filling and closing. The fill volume can easily be set via the HMI control panel.

Filling stickpacks with servo drive

Food & preserves

Filling stickpacks

Wish: Fill stick packs with on-the-go consumer goods (coffee, drink flavors, sugar, herbs and sauces).
Solution: Servo-driven process sequence. The bags are accurately filled with the right amount and the film is carefully sealed on three sides, then the individual stick packs are cut and separated.

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Filling big bags with dry animal feed

(Animal) food

Filling big bags

Wish: Fill bulk bags in big bag system with dry feed (grains, legumes, soy scrap).
Solution: VFD shaker or vibrator plate for perfect big bag filling. Compacts product and makes transportation easier.

Waste flow conveyor

Recycling & waste disposal

Waste flow conveyor

Wish: Discharge waste from vibratory feed to cyclone separator.
Solution: Conveyor with drive drum and thermal overload protection carries waste to high-speed magnetic rotor.

Mineral and stone handling

Mining & minerals

Mineral and stone handling

Wish: Process minerals or stone in a transfer system using belt, chain or plate conveyors.
Solution: Conveyors with integrated protected drum motors feed the material. Belt alignment, emergency pull and position switches operated easily from central HMI control panel.

Separating material with a wind sifter

Recycling & waste disposal

Operating wind sifter

Wish: Separate different-weight particles (household waste, paper and plastic) using a wind sifter.
Solution: Easily adjustable VFD fan generates crossflow that separates heavy materials from light materials.

Vertical transport of bulk material

(Animal) food

Vertical bulk transport

Wish: Efficiently transport grains or other dry, non-abrasive or pressed materials to great heights.
Solution: VFD vertical conveyors, elevating conveyors or bucket elevators for high silos or factories. VFD system ensures correct speed and throughput.

Sieving and separating rubber granulate

Recycling & waste disposal

Sieving and separating rubber granulate

Wish: Sort rubber tire granulate with a rotary sieve.
Solution: Electrically driven adjustable eccentric weights optimize horizontal amplitude for higher capacity. Sieve separator produces swirling vibratory motion to improve separation based on shape and size.

Frequency regulation for herb supply

(Animal) food

Herb and powder feed

Wish: Correct herb or powder feed for big bags or plastic-sealed cartons.
Solution: Stainless steel dosing screws with VFD. PLC with MIG encoder automatically places package at the right filling point. Speed and filling time can easily be adjusted.

Driving decanting machine

Mining & minerals

Driving decanting machine

Wish: Separate ores (gold, silver, copper) in a decanter with a differential bowl and scroll drive.
Solution: Encoder feedback makes the scroll speed different from the bowl speed, so the separated solids move to the end of the bowl.

Ribbon screw mixer for baby powders

(Animal) food

Mixing baby powders

Wish: Optimal mix accuracy with ribbon screw mixer for baby powders with unimpaired quality.
Solution: Bevel gear motors for high radial loads ensure high and adjustable agitator speed. Forced cooling maintains motor efficiency even at very low speeds.

Dust-free emptying of powder drums

Mining & minerals

Dust-free drum emptying

Wish: Empty mineral powder drums dust-free at a safe distance.
Solution: Drum/container handling system automatically removes lid, then a servo-driven arm grips, turns and empties the drum dust-free with the operator at a safe distance.

ATEX fan motor

Mining & minerals

ATEX fan motor

Wish: Compact, safe dust collection system for industrial applications with suction filter and integrated fan.
Solution: ATEX certified fan motor driven by VFD. Filter/cleaning levels set on HMI screen. Integrated forced cooling maintains motor efficiency even at 5 Hz.

Electronic waste shredding

Recycling & waste disposal

Electronic waste shredding

Wish: Crush electronic/electrical waste, cables and aluminum scrap with a granulator or shredder.
Solution: A mechanical controller operating according to the power consumption of the VFD motor ensures optimal machine loading.

VFD for hammer mills

(Animal) food

VFD for hammer mills

Wish: Grind soft to medium-hard products such as grains and sugars.
Solution: Easily adjustable VFD in hammer mill precisely matches rotor speed to desired result. Select fine or coarse grinding on integrated HMI screen.

Limiting moisture in plastic flake stream

Recycling & waste disposal

Flake stream drying

Wish: After washing, tumble dry a plastic flake stream to reduce moisture.
Solution: Powerful, energy-efficient three-phase motors produce centrifugal force resulting in high friction, driving moisture out of the material.

Correct dosing in extraction process

Mining & minerals

Correct dosing in extraction process

Wish: Constant flow of sand and gravel during extraction from silo with vibrating chute.
Solution: A vibration motor perfectly matched to the application, bulk material and weight ensures correct dosing.

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Conveyors in fish processing system

Sea fishing & fish farm

Conveyors in fish processing system

Wish: Drive a conveyor in a fish processing system on board a trawler. Solution: The conveyor continuously moves the fish while the high-tech PLC controls the weighing system with swell compensation.

Driving barrel transport crane

Ports & cargo transfer

Operating crane

Wish: Drive a crane to carefully move barrels.
Solution: Accurate MIG encoder feedback prevents gripper arms from opening too wide or clamping barrels too hard.

Electrically driving cutter suction dredges

Offshore

Driving cutter suction dredges

Wish: Cutter suction dredger electric drive adaptable to local power.
Solution: Dredger pump and hydraulic system driven by durable marine electric motors with C5-M coating and VFD; The system is flexible, durable and usable worldwide.

Driving ice chipping machine

Sea fishing & fish farm

Driving ice chipping machine

Wish: Produce ice shards on site to cool prawns.
Solution: A frozen metal cylinder, hygienically driven by a stainless steel worm gear unit, rotates in a water bath to produce ice shards.

MIG for mobile crane positioning

Ports & cargo transfer

MIG for mobile crane positioning

Wish: Position mobile harbor cranes for ship-to-shore container transfer.
Solution: MIG encoder feedback accurately positions the crane. A safety system prevents container lifting if the crane is not correctly positioned.

Driving offshore fish farm winch system

Sea fishing & fish farm

Driving offshore fish farm winch system

Wish: Winch system for setting and hauling in nets at an offshore fish farm.
Solution: An IP67-protected aseptic gear motor with special C5 marine coating lifts and winds the net with controlled speed.

Driving wind turbine mechanisms

Offshore

Driving yaw head and blade adjustment

Wish: Drive and control wind turbine yaw head and blade angle.
Solution: Yaw mechanism and blade angle driven by planetary gear motors. The pitch drives ensure ideal blade angles and are suitable for high radial and axial loads.

Driving and positioning eccentric machines

Ports & cargo transfer

Eccentric machines

Wish: Drive and position rotating machines with eccentric loads such as sorting grippers and cranes.
Solution: Integrated worm gear unit driven by an electric or hydraulic motor with encoder feedback, possibly with another reduction gear unit.

Positioning ship bow thruster

Offshore

Positioning ship bow thruster

Wish: Position a steerable bow thruster.
Solution: A three-phase motor with MIG encoder rotates the propeller 360° on the vertical axis in the azimuth bow thruster. This provides propulsion, steering and positioning thrust and superior maneuverability.

Driving shale shakers

Offshore

Driving shale shakers

Wish: Remove large solids from drilling fluid on a drilling platform with shale shakers.
Solution: Shaker bed linear motion produced by at least two vibration motors, adaptable to all types of mud and chips.

Skinning fish fillets

Sea fishing & fish farm

Skinning fish fillets

Wish: Automatic skinning machine for very fine, delicate work.
Solution: A mechanically adjustable smooth roller applies minimum pressure to fillets for optimal yield. Motor variator for adjustable roller processing speed.

Driving and controlling jack systems

Ports & cargo transfer

Driving and controlling jack systems

Wish: Drive and control jack systems.
Solution: Jack system with advanced VFD and variable speed planetary drives. The VFD system provides controlled start and accurate speed control for improved efficiency.

Driving and operating winches

Ports & cargo transfer

Driving and operating winches

Wish: Drive winches moving heavy machinery or cargo on a cargo vessel.
Solution: VFD, encoder feedback and a simple handheld control panel for easy crane positioning and safe cargo moving.

Debearding mussels

Sea fishing & fish farm

Debearding mussels

Wish: Automatic debearding of mussels.
Solution: Two contra-rotating shafts pull beards off the mussels. A helical bevel gear unit with C5 marine coating drives the profiled shafts with VFD speed control.

Driving offshore pipe-laying system

Offshore

Driving pipe-laying system

Wish: Offshore pipelayer with pipe fed from reels and laid via tension rollers. Solution: Robust electric motors with an advanced electrical system to control the tension in the pipe even when the vessel is moving.

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