Enhanced graphics are provided by a new conveying-system controller that can handle up to 24 vacuum pumps, 128 loading stations, and 128 purge valves.

Enhanced graphics are provided by a new conveying-system controller that can handle up to 24 vacuum pumps, 128 loading stations, and 128 purge valves. The VacTrac Series 24/128 will be showcased by AEC Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., at NPE in Chicago in June. It utilizes a DeviceNet distributed I/O network and Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC with 10-in. color touchscreen. The set-up screen allows the user to name the loading stations, pumps, purge valves, and material sources so operators know exactly what is in each hopper and where it is located. Manifold-sharing capabilities allow the 24/128 to reduce the cost for tubing and purge valves. It can stage and sequence six vacuum pumps per manifold line. The unit can assign each loading station to any of the pumps connected to the same manifold.

AEC, Inc.
801 AEC Drive Wood Dale, IL 60191-1198
Phone (630) 595-1060 Fax (630) 595-6641