Robot Packaging Cell
Applied Logic Systems wrote, commissioned and
PLC software for a cell packing delicate plastic
components. The cell comprised of two conventional
ABB 8 axes robots, four ABB FlexPicker robots,
pneumatics and conveyors (the robots were programmed
by others). The PLC interfaced with the robots over
Ethernet. The control system was based on an Allen
Bradley ControlLogix 1756-L61 PLC, Ethernet/IP Point
I/O and two PanelView Plus 1000 HMI's.
Carton Sleeving Machines
The customer required a complete electrical and
software solution for a packaging machine that they
were developing mechanically. Applied Logic Systems
designed, built and commissioned the electrical
system. We wrote the servo controller software and
commissioned the prototype, then manufactured and
commissioned the control systems for subsequent
The control system was based on a Baldor Nextmove BX
II controller and a UniOP touch screen.
Applied Logic Systems wrote and commissioned the
software for an Allen Bradley SLC 500 PLC with a
PanelView touch screen, connected using DF1
communications. Two Allen Bradley Ultra 3000 series
servo drives were controlled from the PLC over
DeviceNet and a programmable Pilz safety module
(connected to a network of ASI modules) was
connected to the PLC using Profibus.
Applied Logic Systems converted and commissioned a
Siemens S7 PLC program to an Allen Bradley
ControlLogix program. The Siemens OP panel was also
replaced by an Allen Bradley PanelView touchscreen.
On some machines, the PanelView was connected to the
PLC using DF1 communications, on other machines it
was connected using ControlNet communications.