Pat's Technical Corner:
Pat's Corner: Discovery and EasyRoll
A new year brings in thoughts of Discovery, embarking on discovering new knowledge or new ideas or some other such lofty goal. Then we remember it’s winter. It’s cold. It's time to go back to work. Alas, then the word “discovery” may invoke other thoughts...
Let’s start this Pat’s Corner off by stating that the term “Gap Train” within Easyroll is a bit misleading. The proper term for this feature should be “Delayed Zone Start” so that is what we will call it from this point forward in the article. Delayed Zone Start is a variant to Train release in that it incorporates a fixed time
Stop the Extra Engineering Work
Let's be frank. Engineering a 90-degree angle for a conveying system is hard. It's more than just a conveyor; it's a machine. Like many machines, it requires significant engineering efforts to get it right. If you're a smaller equipment builder or system integrator, it may cost you more to engineer it than your customer is willing to pay.
Calculating Inches/Pulse For Senergy Drives
There are times when you will want to use ConveyLinx and Senergy for more refined motion. With PULSEROLLER Drives you do have repeatable linear motion at a pretty fine (
Closing the Loop
We like car analogies so I'll start out this discussion with one. What happens when you're going 45mph with the Cruise Control set and begin ascending up a hill? Well, as you drive up that hill your car will require extra power(torque) or it will naturally begin to slow down. As you start slowing down your car's cruise control feature recognizes