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Our Technical Resource Center (TRC) and Advanced
Technology Group (ATG), working in conjunction
with our fully trained branch support team,
can fulfill all your technical support needs.
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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
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
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:
- 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.
- Brushless Servo Drive
- Brushless Servo Motor
- Danaher Totalizing
Counter: Used to keep track of
- 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