Here are a pair of LP Series conveyors used in a miniature demo system built to simulate a process environment. This demo shows the rapid scan rate of the Ocean FX spectrometer, made by Ocean Optics of Florida. With onboard processing and Ethernet communications, Ocean FX is ideal for at-line and in-line color measurements, high-speed plastics recycling, sorting, QC processes and more. The spectrometer can be integrated into other devices as a component, subassembly or turnkey solution.
To help our customers get the most out of their limited floor space, we’ve “mini-ized” some of our Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) units, to add two smaller tabletop models. By popular demand, in addition to our existing models, we offer as standard the 12″ diameter (Model 60-012) and 16″ diameter (Model 60-016) products. Our other RTA products continue to be popular as well: models 60-024 (24″ dia.), 60-032 (32″ dia.) and 60-048 (48″ dia.). From the smallest to largest sizes, customers like the easy portability of our rotary tables, which makes re-purposing around the shop floor a welcome capability.
With the help of this Lite Series Mini-Mover conveyor, this machine’s finished parts can go directly to the adjacent inspection table in a labor-saving and ergonomically safe way for the operator.
We’re always interested in how our conveyors can help in university research projects. In this case, the project seems much more interesting than the conveyor! Here we have a geography study at the University of British Columbia, with an LP Series conveyor slowly dropping particles into a water stream. But what these experiments will accomplish, the project’s leader describes best (scroll below the video):
“I use a model of a river to study under what conditions the banks of such channels will erode. I use the conveyor belt to deliver sediment to the channel in order to simulate the movement of sediment from upstream moving into the study area. Because it is an experiment I can test how changing the amount of material I add in as well as the timing of that addition (i.e. whether it is delivered all at once or spread out in time) influences how the channel behaves and what it will ultimately look like. The results of these experiments will be used to inform decisions about urban planning around rivers as well as river restoration practices.
Lucy MacKenzie, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia”
UBC Geography Projects – Lucy MacKenzie
This LP Series Mini-Mover conveyor is an integral part of a miniature reject station in Automation Nth’s employee and customer Training Center. The reject station is used to simulate a few of the challenges that controls engineers may face in an actual conveying applications. The company’s controls engineers have the opportunity to connect any one of eight (8) different PLC trainers to the conveyor. The reject station is also used as part of a training class offered to the company’s customers.