Filling plants in the beverage industry work with a high throughput and are therefore highly automated. The filled bottles pass through bottle lanes to the packaging station, where they are packed in boxes. The beverage boxes are moved from belt A to belt B for further transport by a top loader. Moving the boxes requires determining the position from 0° to 360°, where band A position means 0° (4 mA), and band B means the target position 360° (20 mA).
The goal is to guarantee maintenance-free operation within the filling plant. The sensors used must therefore always ensure reliable position measurement—even chain drive inaccuracies must not interfere with the transportation processes of the beverage crates.
The PMI360D-F130-IE8-V15 analog measuring system provides the optimal conditions for reliably determining the position from 0° to 360°. To achieve this, the system is mounted directly on the shaft of the chain drive. By programming the required distance to be between 4 mA and 20 mA, the positions up to 360° are recorded without any interference. The starting position (4 mA or 0°) can be set precisely for the application in question—no complex installation is required.
The PMI360D-F130-IE8-V15 analog measuring system is very reliable and guarantees trouble-free production processes. The device can be operated with its own steel activator or special standard activator. The analog output displays the entire angular range. Furthermore, it is possible to teach in two switching outputs. In addition to process control and monitoring, this enables other functions to be implemented immediately.