Why does engineering conveyor technology and motion control seem so complex? Why does integration with production lines take so much effort? AMK has a smart and simple way to solve these problems.
Laying out the structure and flow of conveyor systems to move product through a plant is difficult. Needing to know at any point where a product is, where a failure is and foreseeing where rerouting is needed adds to the challenge.
In this article, Tom Jensen, SVP/GM and Technology Evangelist at AMK Automation proposes a radically simple approach to solving these and other conveyor engineering issues. Tom will show how establishing standardized control structures for non-standard conveyor components, created with simple-to-connect smart drives based on a standard command concept, can dramatically simplify multiple conveyor engineering challenges.
The cell controller that manages those smart drives focuses on parameterization, not on creating a program from scratch. If the controllers have a standard program, getting multiple controllers to work together becomes easier. From design through implementation and long-term use, the flexibility and benefits could be substantial. Read the Technical Article today.
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