The iS2 (Intelligent Sealing System) is a control system for heat sealing equipment that offers pin-point digital control over time, temperature, and pressure, via touch screen interface.
The system is more than a digital control upgrade, it combines an advanced Siemens PLC and HMI with proprietary pneumatic and electrical components, to deliver temperature control within one degree, accurate sealing time with readings every millisecond. Additional conveniences such as recipe storage, operator locks, and graphs of time/temperature put iS2 enabled sealers in a class of their own.
The iS2 is customizable; IMPAK’s machinery specialists evaluate the needs of each customer to create a list of software features and components specific to their individual project.
IMPAK currently uses 3 different Siemens HMIs with the iS2 System. The HMI used is determined by the size of machine; table top machines utilize the smaller touchpad HMI, whereas large frame machines utilize the touchscreen HMI. Read more about the benefits of the iS2 below.
Advanced Siemens HMIs with Settings, Auto and Manual Test Menus. Touchpad or Touchscreen operation.
For legal reasons we claim “±3” degree temperature accuracy, but most tests show accuracy of ±1 degrees F. The system takes temperature readings every 1-2ms.
Pressure control with 0.1PSI consistency and high tech proportional valve. Control high and low pressure from the HMI.
Adjust seal time in 1/10 second increments directly from the HMI.
Set independent thermocouple temperatures directly from the HMI.
A recipe is defined as the precise formula for temperature, pressure, and sealing parameters required for a specific material and application. Some companies in the industry refer to this formula as a recipe. We're uncomfortable with the term recipe used in this application since it implies vagueness, e.g., terms similar to 'pinch of salt' and a 'dash of vinegar' would not be acceptable. Since it is our nature to be specific and accurate for delivering technical solutions at IMPAK Corp, we refer to them as formulas. Wouldn't you rather be able to set your seal heat temperature at 243.7 deg F (117.61 C?)
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Challenge: IMPAK was contacted by a large firm that manufactures plastic films with a challenge; upgrade a hand held heat sealer with old technology TIC (temperature impulse controller) and timer so that precise heat and cool temps can be measured and monitored. The heat sealer is used in their QC Lab and research and design lab to construct and test prototypes.
Background: The customer had a hand held heat sealer that was produced by Aline Corporation (www.alinesys.com) that was no longer functioning. Although Aline went bankrupt in 2012, IMPAK Corporation’s Machinery Group is committed to supporting and manufacturing all of the sealing units that were previously produced by Aline. They were hoping to repair the sealer quickly and economically.[see full article]
Almost any sealing equipment can be converted to the iS2 system, from tabletop units to large free-standing units, and even chamber vacuum sealers and tube sealers. Although most companies select new equipment manufactured by IMPAK, the company has integrated the iS2 system into equipment made by other manufacturers.
IMPAK has produced sealing equipment with the iS2 System on the following formats:
Learn more about the iS2-compatible units below.
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We design and manufacture custom sealing equipment to meet the unique needs of our customers. In addition to new machinery we even retrofit our customers’ existing equipment, regardless of the brand.