Overview

Thanks to our servo technology you will benefit from:

  • a high and reproducable accuracy
  • a high throughput
  • a careful treatment of the product

Application example: Buffer for North America

ICS Mechanical Eng. AG is a globally active partner for material handling specialised in product buffer systems and product handling systems for the food and non-food industry.

The delivery of a product buffer system for a food production facility in North America had the following requirements:

  • fully automatic product buffer between production and packaging and switching to the available packaging lines
  • up to 20 minutes product buffering
  • high reliability
  • large throughput demands high speeds with precise movements at the buffer infeed and outfeed
  • Allen Bradley control system
  • specific hardware components
  • UL standards
  • high demands on people safety for manual intervention and for plant crossings

Our conceptual approach for a safe and reliable production:

  • Allen Bradley ControlLogix L72
  • 2 PanelViewâ„¢ Plus 1500
  • Remote I/O nodes in the plant
  • 2 multi-axis systems with a total of 9 servo drives
  • When replacing servo drives the parameters are automatically loaded via the control system
  • Software concept such that the buffer infeed and outfeed operate independently from each other
  • User guidance in case of errors
  • Recording of process parameters
  • Separated 2-channel safety circuits and magnetically interlocked doors
  • Construction of buffer including control system in test hall for function test

With the tailor-made solution the customer benefits of the following added values:

  • a high reliability for whole production plant
  • a high and reproducable accuracy
  • no damage to the product
  • a high throughput
  • a safe operation
  • an efficient trouble shooting
  • a small stock of spare parts
  • a maintenance possible by customer personnel