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19. The Lane Sorter Project

Allen-Bradley PLC Programming | Advanced Course • 4m 4s

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  • 20. Setting up the IO for the MCR Zone

    We start by setting up I/O descriptions using the Address/Symbol editor.
    We select “Add New Record” and enter the address, description, and symbol for the Emergency Stop input and Conveyor Motors 1 and 2 outputs.
    Note that we have assigned these I/O to the add-on I/O cards instead of the on-boar...

  • 21. Configuring the MCR Zone

    To demonstrate the MCR zone logic, we configure the two rungs between the MCRs, each with an output coil configured for one of the two motor outputs.

    We add one normally open and one normally closed contact to the input side of the first rung so that the MCR is disabled when either of two safety...

  • 22. The Box Detection Logic

    Two sets of proximity switches will be used to detect boxes passing by the sizing station.

    Based on the size of the box that passes the station, the system will route the box to the corresponding palletizer.

    The two sets of detection sensors help prevent unnecessary downtime should a box become...