Control System for food processing retort manufacturer.
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leading manufacturer of food processing retorts had a problem. The control
valve platform in an automated retort loading system did not integrate easily
with its robotics. The company was spending considerable man-hours designing
and fabricating custom wire harnesses to connect the valves with the robot
assembly. The result was an improvised solution that added complexity, time,
and expense to its manufacturing process.
familiar with ASCO’s easy robotics integration, the OEM selected
ASCO’s Numatics 501 Series directional control valve platform to solve its valve-controller connectivity problem. The
501 Series’ new robot EE-Interface endplate offered plug-and-play integration
with the Fanuc system. This eliminated the significant man-hours spent
designing and assembling a custom wire harness for each robot. It also created
a much cleaner overall appearance for the retort loading system. In addition,
the compact 501 Series valve was a perfect fit for the small size of the robot.
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plug-and-play robot-valve platform integration
cost and complexity of assembling custom wire harnesses
compact robotic application
cleaner overall appearance