Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. eliminates proprietary electrical components, making the HSF and SF the only open source Friction Feeders on the market with smartphone app capabilities.
Toronto, ON, January 9, 2018 – Reduce packaging machine downtime through open source controls. Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. is the only manufacturer of Open Source Friction Feeders with smartphone app capabilities; reporting real-time machine data. Built with 100% non-proprietary electronic components, Pineberry Manufacturing Inc.’s Open Source HSF and SF Friction Feeders demonstrate an unbeatable level of operational simplicity, reliability, robustness and cost efficiency. The Pineberry Friction Feeders can be easily integrated into manual and automated lines, and comes with a user-friendly touch screen display.
“The robust Open Source Friction Feeders we are bringing to MODEX are designed for dispensing flat media and materials, including paper; cardboard; flat cartons; CR 80 cards; envelopes; magnets; coupon books; and the like. To add, the Open Source Friction Feeders are capable of folding u-boards and printing serialization, date/lot codes and barcodes in one pass,” states David McCharles, President of Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. “Our Open Source Friction Feeders are open source servo control power platforms with a Schneider Electric PLC touch screen controller, reducing the overall number of components to the machine,” continues Mr. McCharles. “Users can get information from the terminal remotely through an app on a smartphone. Open source technology is the way the future is being built,” concludes Mr. McCharles.
The Pineberry Manufacturing Open Source Friction Feeders are simplified, compact, cost effective, touch screen solutions. We’ve gone from a control panel box to nothing, making our friction feeders compact and portable. The controller itself has replaced proprietary control boards. All the parameters that were only accessible through a PC or laptop is now displayed on a simple photographic terminal. It’s a smarter machine but overall it’s a simple machine to use. Users can get information from the terminal through an app on a smartphone. The Pineberry Open Source Friction Feeders with Schneider Electric touchscreen controls provide the end user/operator with ease-of-use and full availability of real-time machine performance data. The feeder is built to deliver optimal speed and accuracy.
Powered by MHI, MODEX (April 9-12, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia) will allow attendees and exhibitors to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give a leg up on the competition. As the speed of manufacturing and supply chain operations continues to accelerate, the future of the industry depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX shows what’s coming — and take advantage of it to FUTUREPROOF supply chains for years to come.
Since 1984, Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. has been developing high-quality friction feeding, printing, packaging and custom automation solutions for the plastic card, packaging, distribution, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, graphic arts, and mailing and fulfillment industries. Additionally, Pineberry specializes in integration, working with OEM’s and providing customized solutions for the most demanding environments. Whether it is a standardized leaflet feeder, feeding and labeling bags, feeding cookies or an integrated custom solution, Pineberry has the expertise to provide exceptional products to make your project a success.
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