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Belt Life Test

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De s c r i p t i o n :
This customer set up a system to life-test a new belt material. This was done by suspending weights from the belt and applying a specific acceleration/deceleration profile to the load, thus putting a known tension on the belt.

O b j e c t i v e :

  • The system must be capable of executing the motion profile 24 hours a day for 6 months. Cycle times was critical as the customer’s project schedule specified that the system perform 1,000,000+ cycle in 30 days.
  • The system had to compensate for slippage in the belt without affecting cycle time.
  • Since this is a vertical application, the drive system must include a power-off brake in case of power outage.
  • The system must be user-friendly with a minimal learning curve for integration and programming as the customer had no experience with programmable motion control and servo system.

S o l u t i o n :
We delivered a high-performance, robust, and user-friendly solution. In addition, members of Minarik’s Technical Resource Center (TRC) and Advanced Technology Group (ATG) assisted the customer in integration and programming. The system consisted of the following:

  1. Programmable Motion Controller: Applied Motion Products SI-100: With its easy-to-use graphic programming language, the customer was generating source code within minutes of taking the SI-100 out of the box.
  2. Brushless Servo Drive
  3. Brushless Servo Motor
  4. Danaher Totalizing Counter: Used to keep track of cycle count
  5. Micro Switch 990 Series Proximity Sensors: Used as limit/home sensors. Since the operation indication LED is “Ring LED,” it’s visible from practically anywhere in the customer’s testing lab. This proved to be very useful when setting up the system.


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