A timely planned replacement of the control – and, if necessary, the control terminal and the frequency converter – offer two main advantages.
- It reduces the downtime of the machine to a predictable one to three days.
- After replacing the control, the machine can continue to be operated at high production reliability.
Reactive replacement of the control due to a malfunction, on the other hand, may result in several weeks' downtime because of the complexity of the provision.
In addition to the Bravo, Bravo S, BravoPlus, Prima, Prima S and PrimaPlus saddle stitcher models, the control can also be exchanged in the Corona. In the case of older high-performance Muller Martini perfect binders, the ICP5000 control panel from B&R, a conventional foil key display, should be replaced by a PPC 2100 with the latest touch screen function, also developed by B&R. The initial project to do this was successfully completed a few weeks ago at Vogel Druck in Höchberg near Würzburg, which specializes in catalog and magazine production.
The corresponding computers for the Ventura book sewing machines built between 2000 and 2007 (IPC5000) and between 2008 and 2011 (APC620) are no longer available on the market. They should therefore be replaced in good time by a new PPC2100 panel with touch-screen function, in which the control module is already installed as a replacement for the old computer.
Do you have any further questions about replacing the controls for your machine? Your local Muller Martini contact person will be happy to help you!
Product and Sales Manager Service Program
Müller Martini AG