Automated VFD Conveyor Control Cleanup

Automated VFD Conveyor Control

Industrial Automation Solution was contacted by Adrian, the director of engineering at Health-Ade, a manufacturer of health drinks. Adrian called us and was quite upset about the his automated VFD conveyor control system being down and needed someone to respond or he was going to have to start sending employees home. This automated VFD conveyor control system, which consisted of 50 AB VFD drives, transported the product through the bottle labeling, filling and capping process and when the conveyor system goes down the whole process stops. We responded in about 2 hours and found the system running but Adrian was not happy with the conveyor systems reliability and his technical staff not having the proper documentation to troubleshoot problems.

The system integration company that originally installed the conveyor system left the project incomplete without labeling any wires and decided to take the wiring diagrams with them. The conveyor VFD panel had wires strung about with no panduit covers and no one on site with any technical knowledge of how the system was originally designed to function. We talked to Adrian about creating Auto-CAD drawings and installing wire numbers. He agreed and contracted us to help them. We are in the process of creating wire diagrams and cleaning up the panel.

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