The board quality and productivity of many corrugators is still largely dependent on the performance of the operators. With the trend of order lengths reduction the operators are not able to produce constant, high quality corrugated board whilst, at the same time, achieving a high productivity level from the corrugator. The solution to this situation is the automation of the corrugated board production process. With the ELCorruMatic, Erhardt+Leimer Corrugated offers an automation network, which can be adapted to the specific requirements of the respective corrugated board production by its modular product design.
Consequently an extension of the ELCorruMatic system is possible according to the increasing market demands. The product range includes modules for the automatic synchronization of the wet end and dry end section (product group CSM) and for the automatic control of all quality-related parameters product group TCCM). The upgrade from the basic module to the high-end version can be done step by step – the extension to more functionality is possible at any time. Both systems are working separately and can be combined with one another. The systems run via a common hardware-level for the respective modules. Aside these innovative systems the company has developed the WarpMeter, a board flatness measuring beam, to check the flatness of the current order. All machine settings are automatically adjusted according to pre-setted values.