Conveyor System Controls, Sensors and Automation
Controls and Automation
In addition to controlling a conveyor, our control panels can also provide a wide selection of indicators and meters, ranging from simple speed meters to product position indicators, alarms, remote monitoring, and even monitoring of the machine over the internet.
The most common requirement is for a machine to be started, and then stopped. We can provide second (or third) operator panels to allow this to be accomplished from multiple locations around the machine.
Frequently there is a need for the speed of the conveyor to be varied; either as an engineering \'tweak\' to \'tune\' the conveyor to upstream/downstream equipment, or even as an operational \"day-to-day\" control. Gough can provide sophisticated, but economical, inverters to meet this requirement.
Safety Controls and Emergency Stops
Gough can provide a full range of guarding, safety interlocks, and emergency stop functions. The simplest of these is the mushroom-head emergency stop button, designed to be highly visible and easily operated. In most cases these will \'trip\' the control panel, requiring a reset before the machine will operate again.
Sensors and Automation
It is often desirable for the conveyor system to react to its surroundings, or to the products it is carrying.
A simple example would be a sensor at the end of a conveyor that detects the presence of a product, and turns the conveyor off (to prevent it falling off the end). More sophisticated systems can for example read barcodes on the product, perhaps sending the product to different destinations within your factory depending on the code.
Controls, Sensors and Automation
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