futronic will focus on its controls and drives at glasstec this year. Its completely revamped ADR-III reject system will be on board.

The ASDR-III was developed by futronic in response to the increased quality requirements from container glass manufacturers in recent years.

It comes with several improved functions compared to the predecessor version plus a set of new features.

The ASDR-III e.g. ships with a control unit in the new design as standard, an enlarged, 8-digit LED display as well as two vertically mountable, retro-reflective sensors.

The new control unit can also capture and store more operating data than before, in other words it supplies more precise information.

Also the ASDR-III features an integrated double parison reject system.

The ASDR-III reject system was therefore designed as a standalone solution which fits seamlessly into existing IS production environments as well as into any control architecture.

Swab cycles monitored automatically

futronic will also present, for the first time, its new Swab Cycle Monitoring System (SCMS), which was developed in cooperation with technicians from Verallia.

The SCMS monitors the swab cycles automatically and provides visual and acoustic warnings indicating when, and on which section, the next cycle is due.

The goal is to support machine operators with this routine task and help avoid errors. The SCMS consists of an LED timer display connected to the FMT24S.

A specially developed add-on for the FMT24S firmware controls the counter, resets it at the end of the swab interval and starts the next cycle.

The different job-dependent swab times are stored and managed centrally in the MCT database.

The SCMS ships with a robust industrial LED display and the necessary FMT24S software upgrade.