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Transportbands- och sorteringssystem

In many material handling applications, items are first loaded onto a merge conveyor which matches speeds with the main conveyor and inserts packages whenever room is available. Next, an induction system uses smart conveyors or gappers to adjust the space between each package and create uniform separation.

In many material handling applications, items are first loaded onto a merge conveyor which matches speeds with the main conveyor and inserts packages whenever room is available. Next, an induction system uses smart conveyors or gappers to adjust the space between each package and create uniform separation.

CC-link compatible FR-A700 inverters coupled with CC-link remote I/O provide a very strong baseline that satisfies the majority of induction system requirements. For gapper conveyors that require an extra boost of performance, the SSCNET III based MR-J4-B servo system can be easily added into the iQ Platform, taking “high speed ” to a new standard.

Many applications also use pusher devices and vertical sorting systems when heavier items need to be transferred. While these types of machines are commonly seen in the various material handling industries, they are particularly useful in baggage handling systems.

What may be unknown to some is that Mitsubishi Electric’s variable frequency drives are reaching servo-like performance. The FR-A700 has many similar auto tuning capabilities as the MR-J4 series and is capable of vector control with or without an encoder.

One of the challenges of sorting is how to transfer from one conveyor to another without stopping or damaging products. Mitsubishi Electric’s communication networks are optimized for maintaining synchronous control of multiple axes. The servo network SSCNET III is a full-duplex 50 mega baud system where data communication is both bidirectional and high-speed yet has zero possibility of data collisions which otherwise could cause timing delays and unwanted downtime.

Mitsubishi Electric delivers all of the critical components for complete control and visibility of the product flow. High performance redundant CPUs, motion controllers, linear and rotary servo amplifiers and motors, operator interfaces, distributed I/O and safety are all available direct from one source.