Control

flexbox

Thanks to the simple, flexible assembly concept, your conveyor system is up and running in no time at all. The control modules are simply clipped onto the side of your conveyor system and can then communicate with each other. Our HTML5 visualization gives you an overview of the entire system - even the part that is not controlled by a flexbox. This enables you to build your own FlexConveyor© or GridSorter©.

black

Black is a classic I/O module that communicates via ProfiNet and Ethernet IP. Additionally, our in-house FlexNet is supported, so it can be used as an I/O extension for orange and green.

Functions

  • Simple connection to PLC via Ethernet IP or ProfiNet
  • Communication of the boxes via FlexNet
  • Protection class: IP54
  • Support of decentralized power supplies
  • 2 motorized rollers (supported by Interroll & Itoh-Denki)
  • Connection of 4 sensors possible
  • HTML 5 based configuration

orange

Orange has local functions and can operate sections autonomously: Local conveyor module processes are mapped in the module (e.g. transport control in a converter). In addition, the modules can also communicate with neighboring modules and thus completely autonomously control sections. For easier configuration, orange can automatically detect the topology of its section.

Functions

  • Functions of the black edition
  • Autonomous control of partial routes
  • Optional I/O port (4 I/O + 2 O)
  • Internal current measurement
  • Branch capable
  • External connection of accessories (barcode scanner, RFID, etc.) or scales/strapping machine etc. possible via SPS/MFR
  • Continuously new functions through online updates
  • Switch with 3 Ethernet ports

orange advantages

Autonomous decentralized control.

Predictive maintenance via internal current measurement.

Configuration via internal website, no additional software required.

Local functions e.g. local control of converters or congestion sections.


green

The most intelligent of our Flexboxes is more than just a control module. Green contains an integrated decentralized MFR, which completely replaces your conventional PLC and MFR. Enjoy the advantages of a plug & play capable conveyor system, which you can convert at any time in case of topology changes by simply re-plugging, without major time and cost expenditure. With green very short commissioning times can be realized.

Funtions

  • Functions of the orange edition
  • Plug & Play capable
  • Simple conversion possible by customer
  • Very short commissioning times
  • Integrated decentralized MFR replaces conventional PLC and MFR
  • Simple external connection of ERP systems, accessories (barcode scanner, RFID, etc. ) or scales / strapping machine etc. with local evaluation and processing
  • Visualization of the entire system (system status, tracking information, etc.)

green advantages

Massive reduction of commissioning times.

 

High availability, downtimes are avoidable.

Simple and fast adaption of material flow.

Realization of rental concepts for conveyor technology possible.

Simple, direct connection and processing of external components e.g. by barcode scanner.

Platform-independent visualization.


Cabling concept


Accessories

Ribbon cable pickup

Our self-developed ribbon cable pickup offers a continuous cabling concept which ensures supply to the modules. The two ribbon cables supply the control voltage of the modules and the motor voltage.

Programming cable

The cable is 1.5m long, has an RJ45 connector and is M8D coded.

  black orange green
Protocols
Ethernet IP      
ProfiNet      
FlexNet      
Plug & Play - Flexibility
Control
PLC relay      
Local functions      
Autonomous operation of sections of the route*      
Decentralized MFC      
Connection options
I/O Port (4 I/O, 2 O)    [1]  [1]
External systems (barcode scanners, scales, etc.)    [1]  [2]
Protection class IP54      
Support of decentralized power supplies      
Current measurement      
Branch capable**      
Supported drives
Itoh Denki      
Interroll      
Others in preparation      
400 V   in Vorbereitung in Vorbereitung
External connection
ERP      [4]
Barcode scanner, RFID, etc.    [3]  [3][4]
Scales, strapping machines, etc.    [3]  [3][4]
HTML 5 Visu
Configuration      
Visu entire plant      
Online updates      

* Execution of individual control tasks (accumulating conveyors, converters, etc.)
** Cabling also in tree structures 
[1] available as variant 
[2] additionally local evaluation and processing 
[3] loop through to PLC/MFR 
[4] local processing 

 

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