FlexIS Process Control System

Knowledge in motion control solutions and technology, combined with expertise in technology and application of the Bucher Emhart Glass IS machines, make the FlexIS a powerful process control system that can manage the entire glass container forming process.

The FlexIS Control System is at the heart of a strategy that brings wellcoordinated and integrated process control to glass container production and the capability to interface with other current and future components – from the feeder to inspection.

FlexIS Process Control System

Modular, expandable, and upgradable

The FlexIS Process Control System is the core component that makes automation of the container forming process possible. In addition to controlling a forming machine, FlexIS is capable of fully driving all mechanisms from feeder to stacker. 

Modular, expandable, and upgradable

FlexIS Process Control System

Cabinets and Controls

FlexIS is housed in two different cabinet layouts: one for the machine controller and ware handling controller, and one for the section controller.

Cabinets and Controls

FlexIS Process Control System

New User Interface UC2

The face of a control system is the Human Machine Interface HMI. The machine operator needs to enter many parameters to successfully make a glass container.

FlexIS TS-E

FlexIS Process Control System

Standalone Control Systems

FlexIS Standalone S4.0 allows integration of Bucher Emhart Glass servo mechanisms on existing machines not equipped with FlexIS or possibly with timing systems from other manufacturers. Now any standalone configuration can be realized, including pusher (860 or FlexPusher), Servo Invert SEI and Servo Takeout SETO, on lines with six to twelve sections. Standalone systems are controlled via an LCD touch screen with function keys. Connectivity is via an ethernet interface. Each mechanism has a local disable switch, and there is also an overall E-stop.

Standalone Control Systems