was implemented to control the linear assembly system and communicate with the higher level plant controller.
The WAS.LS provides preset parameter values that allow the operator to configure and monitor the LS without any programming knowledge. Trommlitz noted the system’s simplicity stating, “To integrate the LS 280, the operator needs solely to enter the control bits for the defined interface signals.”
Ultimately, the LS 280 linear assembly system allowed Aumat to better control the “exception of the exception” problem on the sector and its value was shared equally by an Aumat customer; as a second similar machine has already been sold. Trommlitz concluded, “The system’s modular layout and ease of access lends itself to a high level of flexibility, and when we can link each station skillfully, we could perhaps even create a standard.”
The process of their collaborative first meeting to the delivery of the LS 280 took approximately eight months. According to WEISS North America’s Vice President, Bill Eppich, “The key was educating Aumat on the unique advantages of the system’s ability to deliver multiple processing times on one chassis.”