ACSYS has developed the Klippon® Automated RailLaser in co-operation with the Weidmüller company.
New digitalization and automation approaches play a decisive role in the manufacture of electrical control cabinets, resulting in production processes being implemented faster, more precisely and more economically than before. This is critical in times of full order books and an increasing shortage of skilled labour.
In combination with Weidmüller’s Configurator (WMC) software, the Klippon® Automated RailLaser enables fully automatic marking of pre-assembled terminal strips. The use of terminals with pre-attached markers eliminates the need to separate, assign and mount individual markers. This allows time savings of up to 90% in marking processes. The laser marking of the terminal strips meets the highest demands on marking quality.
The “Weidmüller Configurator” (WMC) is responsible for the consistency in the process; it generates the digital twin of the terminal strip. The individual marking levels are generated from this data and sent directly to the Klippon® Automated RailLaser. The user only has to insert the equipped mounting rail into the system and then press the “Start button”. A data matrix code on the back of the mounting rail ensures that the correct program is called up. The Klippon® Automated RailLaser first checks the inserted mounting rail and then performs a comparison of the digital and real model. This is followed by direct marking of the terminal blocks that have previously been fitted with markers. The color of the markers used is irrelevant: in addition to white and yellow, numerous other colored markers can also be laser marked fully automatically. This option makes it easy to meet the industry-specific color requirements or the individual color schemes of customers. Special markers are not required because all Weidmüller plastic markers are suitable for fully automatic marking.
More information about the system at Weidmüller.
ACSYS supplied the know-how and the complete construction of the automatic laser system.
Test setup at ACSYS (image rights Weidmüller).