Project Med-Con: Building Mask Machines to Fight Covid-19

The Australian Government recently tasked Australia’s only surgical mask manufacturer, Med-Con, to increase production to help meet surgical mask demands. With only two of their three original 40-year-old machines operational, they realised that they would urgently need more mask making machines. Foodmach were able to take the original machine mechanics and modernise them to include the latest control and automation technology from Rockwell Automation. The Allen-Bradley® Compact GuardLogix® controller is at the heart of the machine, controlling the mask production process. These machines are designed to build the highest quality surgical masks with four layers laminated together for superior protection