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Eclipse™ Series (EPC) Pattern Control Systems

Easy-to-use, advanced pattern control systems deliver flexible performance and precise adhesive placement.

Eclipse series (EPC) pattern controls deliver application flexibility and precise adhesive placement. They are easy to install and operate and simplify many of the setup tasks often associated with pattern controls. Both the EPC-30 and EPC-15 accommodate random-size cases automatically, and provide real-time pattern adjustment capability. The unique trigger memory enables closer spacing of products, maximizing operational efficiencies and productivity.
EPC-30 EPC-15

I Distance-based program for constant or variable line speeds (300m/min or 984 ft/min); bead placement is ± 1 millimeter. I Autoscaling capability automatically calculates encoder settings, reducing lengthy setup time. I Memory capability for up to 50 separate patterns for quick, easy changeovers. I Controls up to four independent gun outputs; produces up to 24 beads per output. I Stores up to four consecutive trigger events providing flexibility in trigger location and enabling closer product spacing. I PC interface allows pattern control to be programmed from an industrial PC or notebook, useful for large operations with numerous production lines or multiple facilities. I Run-up capability maintains bead volume during line speed changes.

I Time-based program for constant line speeds (150m/min or 500 ft/min); bead placement is ± 1 millisecond. I Autoscaling capability automatically calculates line speed for easy setup by product size. I Memory capability for up to 25 separate patterns for quick, easy changeovers. I Controls up to four independent gun outputs; produces up to eight beads per output. I Stores up to four consecutive trigger events providing flexibility in trigger location and enabling closer product spacing. I Three trigger input capability enables timer to control several lines, cost-effectively reducing equipment needs. I Easy to read display can be accessed in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. I Three remote programmable inputs allow remote program recall or lockout.

Eclipse™ Series (EPC) Pattern Control Systems
Standard Specifications for EPC-30 and EPC-15
Notes: 1. For most typical packaging applications and proper setup. 2. Based upon the use of watertight conduit fittings (dust protected, splash resistant). 3. Total current rating of all gun actuators (pneumatic solenoid valves or electric gun drivers) should not exceed current rating of system power supply.

Pattern Control System Max. Line Speed Pattern Accuracy (max. line speed)1 Max. Beads per Output Program Memory Independent Gun Outputs Independent Trigger Inputs Enclosure Rating2 Approvals Input/Output Main Control Unit Input Voltage Requirement Voltage/Amperage per Output3 Run Permissive Input Trigger Required Supply Voltage/Current Type Output Type Output Load Current Enclosure Rating External Power Supply Input Voltage Input AC Frequency Output Voltage Max. Output Current

EPC-30 300 m/min (984 ft/min) ±1mm (0.1 in.) 24 up to 50 4 2 IP54 UL, CUL, CE Remote I/O board 18-30 VDC 24 VDC/1.10 A 24 VDC 18-30 VDC/150 mA max. Retro-reflective or diffuse reflective NPN transistor 20 mA IP54 100-240 VAC (universal) 47-63 Hz 24 VDC 2.5 amps

EPC-15 150 m/min (500 ft/min) ±1ms 8 up to 25 4 3 IP54 UL, CUL, CE 3 programmable inputs 12-30 VDC 24 VDC/1.10 A N/A

18-30 VDC/150 mA max. Retro-reflective or diffuse reflective NPN transistor 20 mA IP54 100-240 VAC (universal) 47-63 Hz 24 VDC 2.5 amps
EPC-30 I/O and PC Communications

EPC-30 Line Speed and Run-up Control

Encoder Encoder Type Resolution Output Mounting Enclosure Rating Frequency I/P Transducer Input Current Output Air Pressure Supply Air Pressure

Quadrature 500 pulses/revolution 12V differential line driver Metric or U.S. Standard IP66 Max. 100 KHz 4-20 mA 13.8-620 kPa (2-90 psi) 656-1035 kPa (95-150 psi)

I/O Board Independent Pressure-control Outputs Voltage of Control Outputs/Output Current Program Recall Inputs (Unit Enable and Unit Disable) Outputs (Low Line Speed and Fault/Warning) PC Interface Software Operating System Requirements PC Connector

2 0-10 VDC/4-20 mA 1-15 programs 2 2

Windows® 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP Standard serial 9-pin “D” shell connector

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