Forming Machine Shuttle Upgrade

The purpose of this machine is to simultaneously index forward approximately 30 refrigerator cabinets (about 2 tons in 1.8 seconds). The machine was upgraded from a hydraulic motor and gearbox driving mechanical arms to a 2-axis servo motor system with a timing belt as a link between the old and new power transmission.The machine utilizes a ControlLogix PLC and (2) Ultra 3000 Drives on Sercos. The control system was setup in our shop and tested to ensure component functionality and program testing. The machine upgrade was performed in the field.

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