Lite Series conveyors are being used in a college electrical engineering lab, as part of a PLC/LabView training system (as shown below). The student’ programming goal is to perform the following sequence: First, the main tank on the far left is to fill the other two tanks (Tank 1 and Tank 2 respectively, in purple). Then the conveyor must move a cup to Tank 1, stop it beneath the nozzle, and where 1″ of fluid is then dispensed into it. Then, the cup is to move to Tank 2, and stop under the nozzle. Fluid in Tank 2 must first be heated to 80°F before 1″ of warmed fluid is dispensed into to the cup. This is controlled by either the Allen Bradley PLC or the National Instruments DAQ, depending on if it is a PLC class or LabView class.
From product assembly to visual inspection to container laser coding, a combination of LP Series conveyor and RTA set up with surge function, allow this lab to automate the most time-consuming section of its process.
In a custom quality-control system nicknamed “Gizmo,” developed by Post-Logix, six LP Series conveyors help guide cabinet doors though a bar-code reader. The reader scans each cabinet’s UV bar-code to gather dimensional details, product details and quality conformance. By March 2017, Gizmo had so far scanned 150,000 doors. Already, it has helped the cabinetry company to save millions of dollars in scrap, to speed up QC and to reduce labor time and human error in processing.
Read more details about the application on the Post-Logix’s Facebook page.
This automotive parts manufacturer need a faster, automated way to get these tubes into and out of the washing station, through tight available space, without parts rolling off into machinery. Solution: Join the discharge section of the machining cell to the washing station via a 2-inch wide LP Series Mini-Mover conveyor equipped with two longitudinal cleats, with the cleats spaced to exactly to cradle each part along for the ride. Once washed, each part is conveyed and unloaded to the collection station for inspection.
Automating a bag labeling operation became much simpler by adding this Lite Series Mini-Mover Conveyor to the system.