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Food and Beverage

Conveyor Speed Sync for an Energy Bar Packaging Facility

By Case Studies, Food and Beverage, HMI, PLC, Process Control

An energy bar manufacturing facility’s processing line used eight standalone pieces of equipment with conveyor belts and the speed of the conveyors needed to be synced across all of the machines for optimal operation. The speeds were previously synced by adjusting potentiometers on each piece of equipment leading to unequal speed variations throughout the line. We worked with the staff to implement a PLC-based system with an operator interface HMI to set the speeds for the line, as well as select which speed should be used at any given time.

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