Ashraf Zarur, Tetra Pak
Function development in industrial automation, specifically for packaging machines, can require the development of simple functions (such as the control of valves and other small actuators) to more complex state machines. These functions can be used for coordination, alarm handling, and safety on large complex libraries. Functions can be used for real-time calculation and control of kinematics, as well as the inverse kinematics and mathematical models of various mechanical actuators and solvers. Independent of which level of complexity is needed for the task, Model-Based Design approaches have been introduced at Tetra Pak to simplify, test, and evaluate solutions for packaging equipment.
Model-Based Design has been included in the development of new functions, as well as the porting of existing libraries used at Tetra Pak. Using Model-Based Design has enabled the new flagship packaging equipment lines to run at double the capacity of our previously fastest lines. This presentation covers the development of a number of complex libraries using Model-Based Design in close interaction with mechanical design software. The use of Model-Based Design led to the success and deployment of new methodologies and possibilities for automation and motion control, which ultimately made the project highly successful.
Recorded: 21 Apr 2016