Processing Magazine

ControlLogix® Feeder Control Module

February 17, 2010

HI 1756-FC is a single-feeder control module that mounts directly into an Allen-Bradley® ControlLogix® chassis. It is a closed-loop rate controller used with auger, belt and vibratory-based feeders, converting them from volumetric to gravimetric feeding. This rate controller features true five-point automatic rate calibration, automatic feeder refill, and various alarms including rate tolerance and disturbance utilizing the PLC’s rack I/O. The HI 1756-FC was developed with Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Add-On Profile (AOP). This feature allows the end user to quickly and easily configure the instrument for their application through PLC software on a PC. It is also fully integrated into the Allen-Bradley Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB). IAB allows the end user to spec out and design their system for optimal productivity, increasing speed and simplifying integration with the click of a mouse.