Single-Feeder Control Module Mounts Directly to Chassis
February 22, 2010
The single-feeder control module mounts directly into a 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 unit 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. In addition, the company provides sample ladder logic building blocks of code that can easily be inserted into existing code to quickly program the feeder system application.