TIP 030-0433 Allen Bradley PLC Upgrade
Machine Model for ImprovementPemco packaging machine Model 34, 34HS, 37, 37HS and 38
Description of Improvement
This upgrade is part of the Technical Improvement Program (TIP); it replaces the BAM/G&L PLC/motion controller and associated touch screen with an Allen Bradley (AB) Control Logix PLC controller and an AB 12 in color touch screen.
During this upgrade the original I/O racks or modules are removed and replaced by AB rack and I/O modules. A new 12 in color touch screen is mounted on a swing arm and communicates back to the AB Control Logix PLC controller.
If the machine is already equipped with Pemco’s Nordson glue option, then the AB also controls the glue operation through the use of the touch screen.
This upgrade is compatible both with AMK or encoder sheeter interface options.
Easy to use AB programming software (not included) gives users the option of monitoring and troubleshooting problems that would be almost impossible to perform before. The new screen eliminates the need for additional push buttons; instead all of the same functionalities are integrated into the touchscreen. The AB Control Logix controller is also a new standard in motion controller world, it reduces the scan time significantly in order to allow future scan-time-intensive applications to be incorporated without sacrificing the actual scan time.
- Reduced cost of replacement components (particularly controller and touchscreen)
- On-line programming and editing
- Speed compensation capabilities
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