Compact Solutions in Screw Production

The limited space in the control cabinets sets limits for the automation technology. Modernizing and retrofitting the screw production with VIPA 200V.

Not all screws are the same.

SPAX is the epitome of the conventional screw. Not only are they used by DIY enthusiasts, but also found throughout living areas. Although the appearance of screws has barely changed for decades, every screw from SPAX contains a lot of know-how. The new multi-head, the patented wave profile, or the 4CUT tip stand for new developments that turn a simple screw into a high-tech product. Quality and customer service are paramount with all of SPAX's products.

Screw manufacturing on specially defined machines and systems

Early on, the ABC Group of companies decided to develop machines and equipment for producing the screws and to build them according to the high-quality requirements. Over the years, many different machines with the then-current control technology accumulated via contractors and relays. SPAX has been in contact with VIPA since 2004 because the head of electrical engineering, Michael Naumann, liked the compact controllers very much. They allowed him to convert some machines to modern PLC technology, even in the very tight spaces in the control cabinets. This single system covers all the automation requirements with its wide range of options in a uniform size.

STEP7 Proframming is familiar at SPAX

The ability to program the VIPA 200V CPUs with STEP7 from Siemens also spoke in favor of the VIPA CPUs, especially since STEP7 is the set standard at SPAX, the staff knew their way around it and were trained accordingly.

For years, SPAX has been very satisfied with its decision to equip its production automation with VIPA technology.
Fifty million SPAX screws are produced daily throughout the ABC Group, so everything must fit together!