The thesis content describes upgrading of the packaging machine for styrofoam
plates. We added several new features to the machine, automated the greater part of
the process and improved the quality of packing. At the entrance port of the
packaging machine we placed a conveyor belt, which has a function of the queue.
We are using heat shrinking foil that gets wider than the package itself after the
processing in order to protect all the edges of the package. Because the foil needs to
be heat-treated we added a conveyor belt with heating elements blowing hot air and
shrinking the film at the end. We also made work easier for the operators when they
are preparing packages to transport. We added a turning table which, depending on
the needs, aligns pair of packages and turns them for 90°.
The objective of upgrading was adjustment of the existing software on the
controller, software development for new parts of the packaging line and
development of the graphical user interface.