Mechatronics: OEM adds accuracy for feeder, meter

Milwaukee, WI – Looking at mechanical engineering and control engineering together, Rockwell Automation and feeder and meter manufacturer Schenck AccuRate applied mechatronic design principles in applying Rockwell’s Allen-Bradley products into the Schenck Accurate line of Mechatron gravimetric feeders.

01/23/2008


Milwaukee, WI – Looking at mechanical engineering and control engineering together,

Rockwell Automation

and

feeder and meter manufacturer Schenck AccuRate

applied mechatronic design principles in applying Rockwell’s Allen-Bradley products into the Schenck Accurate line of Mechatron gravimetric feeders.

The Mechatron feeder, controlled by Schenck AccuRate’s Disocont Integrated Controller, a weight-based controller with patented control algorithms that enhance feeding accuracy, is part of the Rockwell .

The application includes Bulletin 800 F-series switches, terminal blocks, and Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 4 variable frequency drives that integrate with Schenck AccuRate’s control platform. Heat sink thermal protection in drives allows the feeder to operate at lower speeds and extends the overall life cycle of drives to lower maintenance costs for users.

“To provide the most advanced automation to our customers, we continue looking for ways to effectively link the mechanical world to the controls engineering world,” said Gary Kuehneman, director of business development and marketing, Schenck AccuRate. Those doing the

“The biggest challenge that many of our customers face is training machine operators,” Kuehneman continues. When we implemented new technologies on this feeder, our goal was to make the application as easy to learn and use as possible. In the end, the move to Allen-Bradley products was largely customer-driven, as our end users exhibited a high level of recognition and knowledge of Rockwell Automation products.”

Kuehneman suggested that Schenck AccuRate plans to expand the

OEM relationship with Rockwell Automation

, expanding knowledge and standards expertise by standardizing extrusion process applications, alternative fuel delivery systems, and other feeder product lines on Allen-Bradley controls, according to information provided by Rockwell Automation.

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