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The disconnect switch is located on the rear of the cabinet. This switch removes all power from the inverter cabinet. A circuit breaker, which is also located on the rear of the cabinet, protects the internal circuitry from damage. The circuit breaker also supplies power to inverter components and options.
The locally mounted operator panel puts all the operator functions right at the point of operation including diagnostic indicators, status indicators, operating set points, and a digital meter, which indicates output power. The membrane control panel is soft touch with easy to adjust controls.
These few minutes of upkeep are factory recommended every few months. Simply run through the check-list for your type of sealer(s).
Setup – Indicates that the system is in the set up mode for the bottle and cap detection option. Refer to the section on detection systems for further detail
Inverter On – Indicates that power is being supplied to the sealing coil. When indicator is flashing, this means that the auto start contact is open and that the inverter is in standby mode and ready to turn on when the auto start contact closes.
Alarm Fault – Lights when the coil output has dropped below the threshold set by the alarm set point on the panel. This is used to indicate that the inverter is not supplying the desired power to the coil. In such a case, proper sealing may not be ac
complished. This light shows that the alarm circuitry is active.
Impedance High – If this light should illuminate when the inverter is in Stop mode, it does not indicate a problem. If it illuminates while the inverter is running, there may be a problem inside the inverter or coil. Typically this indicates that a capacitor within the coil assembly has opened up. In this event, please contact Pillar Service.
Impedance Low – Indicates that an impedance mismatch has occurred. This condition occurs when the load on the inverter is higher than it can deliver. When this occurs, the output transformer tap may need to be changed to deliver a lower voltage to the sealing coil. for more information. Note: If this light illuminates when the inverter is in Stop mode, it do es not indicate a problem.
High Temp- Indicates that the power transistors inside the inverter are not receiving sufficient cooling. The inverter will shut down to prevent the unit from overheating. If this light illuminates, you should call Pillar Service.
Reject Fault – Indicates that the reject verification sensor did not sense a bottle moving into the reject tray. Also illuminates in SETUP mode and the reject verification sensor is blocked.
Current Trip – Indicates that a short circuit has occurred between the inverter and the coil. The inverter will shut down to protect the output circuits. If this light illuminates, you should call Pillar Service.
Under Voltage Trip – Indicates that the supply voltage to the inverter has dropped (as in a brownout). The inverter will shut down to prevent the inverter from drawing excessive current. Check the supply voltage.
Over Voltage Trip – Indicates that a voltage surge or other situation has caused an over-voltage condition within the inverter. The inverter will shut down to protect itself.
Stalled Bottle Fault – When this light is illuminated it is a warning that a Stalled Bottle condition was detected at the sealing coil. Also lights when rejected bottle button is pressed. Refer to the Stalled Bottle section in this manual for further information on this system. Note: Only applies to systems that include this option.
Loose Cap Fault – When this light is illuminated, it indicates that a cap was detected which is not fully seated on the container or is not threaded evenly causing a fault condition. Also lights when rejected bottle button is pressed. Refer to the Loose Cap Detector section in this manual for further information. Note: Only applies to systems that include this option.
Missing Foil Fault – When this light is illuminated, it indicates that a container passed under the sealing coil that did not have a liner installed, and was not properly sealed. Also lights when rejected bottle button is pressed. Refer to the Missing Foil Detector section in this manual for further information. Note: Only applies to systems that include this option.
Zero Speed Fault – When this light is illuminated it is a warning that a Zero Speed Condition was detected at the conveyor. If enabled, the Zero Speed Fault LED will illuminate when there is a zero speed fault instead of the STALLED BOTTLE FAULT. Note: Only applies to systems that include this option.
LED Display – Shows the power level in percen
t being delivered by the inverter to the sealing coil.
Power – When pressed the display will read the requested power set point and if the inverter is running it will return back to actual power when released. Active when green indicator is lit on button.
Alarm Set – Pressing this button allows the operator to view the Alarm Set Point on the display and change as required. Active when green indicator is lit on button.
Total Bottle – Indicates the total number of containers that have passed through the sealing coil. Not available without the optional detection system. Reset by holding the button for 5 seconds.
Rejected Bottle – Indicates the total number of rejects due to a stalled bottle, loose cap, or missing foil fault. Not available without the optional detection system. Reset by holding button for 5 seconds.
Total Run Time – Indicates the total number of operating hours on the system. Reset by holding the button for 5 seconds.
Power Set Point – Digital entry of the percentage of output power. This setting will control the amount of heating induced in the bottle caps. To change the setting, press the up or down button next and set for the appropriate level on the display.
Alarm / Time Set Point – Digital entry of the alarm threshold. If the actual power output to the coil falls below this setting, the alarm circuitry will be activated. This is sometimes called the “loss of seal” condition. Note: Set the alarm to “0” if the alarm function in not needed.
Digital entry of the hand held coil “on” time. The “on” time (duration) is adjustable anywhere from 0-10 seconds.
NOTE Always set the alarm set point below that of the power setting. If the alarm setting is the same or higher than the power setting, the alarm circuitry will activate.
Start – Energizes the inverter causing selected power to be delivered to the sealing coil.
Stop – De-energizes the inverter to cease delivering power to the sealing coil. This does not shut off the internal circuitry of the inverter. Also is used as a reset for the under voltage trip, over voltage trip, and current trip.
Reset – Pressing this button after a stalled bottle, loose cap, or missing foil condition has occurred will enable the inverter as long as the fault no longer exists. Note: Only applies to systems that include these options.
The reset button also serves as an alarm silence. If the loss of seal alarm is used, pressing this button will silence the loss of seal alarm. Note that the alarm can only be silenced if the capsealer is stopped.
The first push of the reset button will silence the alarm. The second push of the reset button will clear any fault that is present.
Run/Setup – Pressing this button will toggle between the run and setup mode for the stalled bottle detector. The setup LED will also light when in the setup mode.
Induction cap sealing has a wide variety of applications in many different industries. At Pillar Technologies Australia we continuously work with our clients to develop new markets and test our cap sealing process in new applications.
If you have a unique application, contact Pillar Technologies Australia today to schedule an evaluation.
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