Servo Motion Application
• Totally Automated Automotive Aluminum Radiator Assembly
The project had 8 Axis of Allen-Bradley Servo Motion in a Sercos Communication Ring and 10 Axis of Allen-Bradley Variable Speed Drive motion on DeviceNet synchronized with the assembly activity. As a turnkey project we followed the machine to Wisconsin for startup.
Light Curtains and safety relays guard all access to the assembly area. The safety relays made certain that all motor power was safely disconnected during any intrusion into the moving apparatus. While loading parts, the operator could move freely in the zone without tripping a Machine Emergency Stop. However, if the Light Curtain is interrupted during motion, the Emergency Stop would bring the entire machine to a halt.
The HMI was Allen-Bradley PanelView presenting all status and control for the operation.