Werosys incorporates Meech's Hyperion bars into intelligent converting environment
Werosys is the latest company to employ Meech's static control solutions, with the installation of thirty Hyperion 929IPS anti-static bars in its production environment. The Danish label and web converting machinery manufacturer chose Meech's systems for their excellent ionisation properties and seamless integration with its intelligent converting equipment.
Based in Allerød, Denmark, Werosys specialises in the development of innovative equipment for the global label converting and finishing industry. The company was established in 2013 by a group of professionals with decades' experience and knowledge of these sectors.
"Werosys was founded on a shared passion: to rethink label production and deliver significant value to the market by adopting an integrated approach to converting," explains Søren Pedersen, Chief Commercial Officer at Werosys. "Ideally, a digital press should be able to run continuously with minimal operator involvement and without stops for setup and job changeovers. The solution we propose is what we call 'intelligent converting', a converting line that automatically separates multiple jobs on the same roll."
He continues: "With our systems, you can run a series of jobs from one centralised PLC/HMI, whether it's selecting varnish, importing the die cut shape to the laser, adjusting the automatic knife system or set up the rewinding. The result is reduced waste, reduced costs, an optimised production and enhanced capacity."
It is this move towards an automated production environment that led to the installation of thirty Hyperion 929IPS anti-static systems on Werosys' converting lines over the course of two years. The bars, which also allow easy integration and require minimal operator intervention, were a perfect fit with Werosys' automation philosophy.
Bjarke Gerdes-Nielsen, CTO and founder of Werosys, comments: "The online monitoring capabilities of Meech's technology fits perfectly with our full integration approach, where we are able to remote control and run diagnostics on machines from our site in Denmark via standard Internet connection. This means that we can support our customers by planning preventative maintenance schedules to ensure that our machines do not have unscheduled break-downs and thereby offer the highest OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) in the business."
"Like our company's founders, Meech has decades' experience in the label and converting sectors, so we knew straight away that we could benefit from its static control technologies," continues Søren. "They have been a part of our business since the company was created - the first label converting line we commissioned back in 2014 included a Meech anti-static bar."
The Hyperion 929IPS is a compact pulsed DC ionising bar with Integrated Power Supply (IPS), with default settings that allow quick and easy installation and use on label production lines. A 24V plug and play bar, it provides excellent static elimination for short to medium range applications (up to 500 mm). The adjustable performance and compact dimensions of the bar are also among the key benefits that appealed to Werosys.
"The Hyperion bar is an ancillary system that adds significant value," concludes Søren. "We sell it as a standard option that can be built into our converting systems and we strongly recommend its inclusion to ensure all static charges are removed from the web."