Abstract: With the progress of science and technologies and the development of automatics, the prodigious changes have taken place in machine manufacturing industry. More automation systems have been blended with the traditional mechanical equipment, thus the machine structure has become still more compact and succinct, and the automation and intelligent level of the equipment has also been greatly improved. On the basis of the technological requirements, the automatic control system of the folding machine is designed and developed by taking the controller of POWER PANEL 500 made by B&R as the core.In this paper, we outline the equipment and technologies of the folding machine, and the performances of POWER PANEL 500 are also briefly introduced. The folding machine control system based on PP500 is discussed in emphasis in this paper.The production practice indicates that the control system is of powerful functions, high reliability, which can fully satisfy theneeds of the design.
Key words: POWER PANEL 500 made by B&R; Folding machine; Working principle; Automatic control system