EGL-Homecare are Europe's largest manufacturer of disposable
cleaning clothes, sponges, cleaning pads and mops and they have a range of different flowrap machines of various ages.
The machines are maintained by their own engineers and they have adopted a policy
of upgrading them, one at a time, to full midasmotion multi-axis control using a full kit of parts from us. The kits include
everything they need, including an assembled and tested electrical
with a simple row of terminals to wire in the various switches, sensors
and guard safety devices that are positioned around the machine. The
motors and touch display are all pre-wired making an almost 'plug and
The electrical panel fits within the existing cabinets of the
machines - no
easy design task with some of the physical restrictions of early
Redpack and Autowrapper machines. This approach means that all their
machines have common internal components, a common user interface,
and the operators are inherently familiar with every flowrapper within
their large facility. However, the biggest benefit
to them is the increase in efficiency from rapid, accurate and
consistent product change over and features such as
'no product no bag' and 'jaw stall recovery'. One machine alone regularly changes between
nearly fifty different products, all of which are stored in the
internal memory for almost instant recall, including the position of the date code.
Maintenance is now much improved too - externally they keep the same
familiar rugged mechanicals but internally they have an almost zero
maintenance drive system.