The issue to work around was the specific hardware constraint of the Mitsubishi A series only being able to have up to 6 serial communication cards. The work around was to use Mitsubishi’s Melsec Net-H cards/protocol to move the RFID data to a new Q series platform.
New Machine guarding was implemented after a risk and hazard assessment. Control panel was mounted directly to the machine base, thus simplifying the wiring and future movements of the machine. This customer has 7 or 8 similar part processing / machining lines and often moves discrete machines between lines as production needs change.
Customer needs this machine to verify manufacturing process changes, functionally test sample materials and endurance test parts for customer quality inspection programs. Aside from the fact that the Radio Shack parts stopped working and no replacement parts could be found the customers of this machine had progressive and expansive expectations of machine needs since the early 1980s.
– Big Rapids Products, Mt. Sterling KY. CAI scope of work was ladder logic conversion, develop new screens for operator interface.
Upgraded the SLC-5/03 processors to CompactLogix (1769-L33ER) with 1769 I-O. Moved touchscreen functions to Factory Talk PanelView 7 Enhanced. All conveyor motors moved to Rockwell PowerFlex 525 drives, linked to Compact Logix programing via Ethernet.