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Controls Integration

Controls Integration

The most important aspect of any conveyor system is the controls system and the integration with the line.

Nercon combines extensive electrical engineering capabilities with the latest in technology and control devices to bring optimum results for material handling systems.

As an established UL listed industrial control panel designer and assembler, with the added capability to manufacture UL listed stainless steel NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures, Nercon provides our customers with all the advantages of a single source supplier.

 

Capabilities Experience
  • Motor Control Centers
  • PLC Control Centers
  • Servo Drive Systems
  • Pick and Place Control
  • Bar Code Identification
  • Color Identification
  • Speed Control Modulation
  • Counting and Collating
  • Part Presence, Inspecting Sorting, Tracking, Diverging,
  • Combining, Rejecting
  • Drives: A-B (Powerflex 4, 40 & 70)
  • Woods, Actech, ABB, Reliance Motortronics
  • Servos: Indramat, Kinetix (6000, 3000, 300), Ultra 3000, Emerson
  • HMI: Panel View, RS View, GE, Dataliner, Quick Panel, GE Fanuc
  • Networking: Device Net, Control Net, Ethernet  plus Data Highway
  • PLC's: Rockwell Automation, GE, Omron, Giddings & Lewis, Modicon, GIL
  • Dist. I/O: Remote I/0, Flex I/O, Point I/O, Control Net, Device Net 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  How can I increase efficiencies using line integration and controls on an existing line?

If your low efficiency is from machines stopping and starting due to inconsistent product flow, then line integration in the form of speed modulation may be your best solution.  If your downtime is related to replenishment of supplies, such as film for an over wrapper, then additional buffering through accumulation will increase your line efficiencies.

  How can I gather data on efficiencies for my line?

In the simplest form you can manually track the downtime with a pencil and paper.  Since most operator interfaces have built in historians, adding one to your system is a cost effective approach to identifying trends.  Typically data is gathered in the Logic Controller from tag values used in line integration and error detection, this information is then just displayed on the operator interface. 

  What is the trade-off on using older packaging equipment compared to new equipment with their controls capabilities?

If the existing equipment will run at the required rates, the question becomes why fix something that isn't broken?  Consider the life cycle stage of the machine:  If the cost to upgrade an older machine to the level of communications required for line integration - is significant - then you might just consider replacing the machine.  On the other hand, upgraded controls could realize the savings in efficiencies due to reduced downtime because of the improved diagnostics.

Rockwell Automation

Nercon Joins the Rockwell Automation Equipment Builder Program
The program allows Nercon to provide an extremely high level of support on Rockwell Automation technology used on Nercon equipment. Controls experts and application specialists at Nercon have frequent opportunities to collaborate with Rockwell Automation  on product development and design reviews. Nercon controls designers and project engineers will also have knowledge of and full access to new technologies from Rockwell Automation. For more information about the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork framework, visit www.rockwellautomation.com/partners.

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