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Industrial Automation

Heavy-Unit-Load Conveyor System Zoomed

Below is presented the zoomed in display of the conveyor system for P&O Cold Storage at Laverton II.

This warehouse features six stacker cranes, retrieving pallets from pallet stands rising from the conveyors. In the diagram below (from the MS-DOS version of the “Movement Controller”), the six cranes are shown at the infeed/outfeed positions, with the pallet stands at the outfeeds raised ready to accept pallets from the cranes, while those at the infeeds are lowered, expecting pallets from the conveyor system.

Screen dump from DOS version of
Movement Controller, 
showing a portion of the conveyor system in detail, converted to a 
“gif” file, thereby losing some of the colour definition

The chains shown in blue are running, whilst those in red are in automatic but currently stopped. The load in the picture has just transferred from conveyor M12, which has now lowered, and has been detected by the first photocell on conveyor M20.

This view of the conveyor system is panned using the cursor keys.

Manual control of the conveyors is achieved by typing ‘P’. Heavy-Unit-Load Conveyor Zoomed Manual

For detailed information on the operator interface, please refer to the Operator's Manual section Heavy-Unit-Load Conveyors. For information on how to define the conveyor system, please refer to Defining Heavy-Unit-Load Conveyor or the Operator's Manual setcions Defining the Heavy-Unit-Load Conveyor System, Enter or Modify Device Types, Fast Definition of Conveyor System, Enter or Modify the Conveyors, Enter or Modify the Transfers, and Create, Edit, Compile and Execute.