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The avancon ZPC-System controls itself without any external control cabinets and eliminates all further cables installation and channels at site. Therefore, it is very economical and fast to build.
We control each zone of the avancon ZPC-System with the field-bus AS-interface. The DC-Power and the data-transfer is supplied by our invisible 3-in-1 Power supply.
All control elements are invisibly mounted inside the closed frame construction and can be just pressed onto the wires at any position in each zone.
The avancon MCC = Main Control Center E101 is equipped with
a PLC-unit, which is programmable and a Gateway
for external communication and controlling all
avancon ZPC-Networks in a system.
The AS-i Master Unit E100, which is able to control up
to 62 Sensors/actuators = up to 31 ZPC-Zones
communicates with other Masters-Units for a full
automatically and full automatically control of any size
of an avancon ZPC-system.
Furthermore, the MCC has an RJ45 interface for programming and
communicating with most higher IT/BUS systems.
Generally you can save a lot of programming time and cost.
Nowhere there are dipswitches to operate. You get it ready loaded with the firmware, which can be easily programmed and modified or adapted
by avancon to your requirements, if necessary.
You do not need a central control cabinet nor cable channels anymore, because the avancon ZPC-Concept works and controls itself autonomously.
You have to take this into consideration if you plan to install a large logistics system.
Each Motor has its own E200 Motor Control box, which controls the brush-less motor and it serves as electronic activator in the AS-interface
field-bus system. It can be fixed onto the AS-i cables at any position near the motor, in order to save long cables and get an easy assembly for any length of goods to be transported.
Each Zone is further controlled by a photo electric sensor with an
opposite mirror. The E201 sensor controller is part of the AS-interface field-bus
as well and communicates with the Master.
You find more information about the field-bus AS-interface technology under:
and many others...
The Connector E202 is fixed on the cables at each end of a conveyor section (which normally includes several zones). This allows a fast installation on site through real “plug and play”.
The photo-electric-Sensor E300 and the Mirror E301 (in the opposite frame)
are placed in a housing of crystal-clear Polycarbonate - just snapped into the frame.
Each one is protected smoothly against dust and scratches by a window, which is part of the housing and fits plain into the frames.
The photo-electric-Sensor has always the same cable length, because
it has its own electronic AS-i control box E201 just snapped in under
Therefore, you don't need any extra fixations for all avancon ZPC-electronic boxes and all cables. - This means no “spaghetti syndrome” and no tools are necessary for the assembly and disassembly of any avancon control-box, photo-electric Sensor and DC-Motors.
"Ah, now I understand. It's so simple. This saves a lot, if we don't need anymore a central cabinet and no cables at site!"
Authentic statement from a new customer
The control boxes can be installed at any position,
regardless if long or short zones have to be used.
Therefore cables can be always equal short.
Here you see the principles of the avancon ZPC-Control Concept.
On the lower level we use the AS-interface fieldbus, because it is simple and highly economically.
The various ZPC-Networks (always up to 31 zones) communicate with each other and are able to operate even larger systems fully automatically.
For complex and larger systems we offer in addition the avancon MCC (Main Control Center) which bundles all avancon ZPC Networks based on ASi fieldbus to one communication point. It is equipped with a PLC, pre-programmed, and with a gateway to most higher level BUS/IT - Infrastructures.
"Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create."
With this attachable profile you are able to use the avancon advanced control concept even in an older conveyor construction.
It is simply crewed at any position on the conveyor frame.
You may use your existing sensors and motor-rollers in 24 V.
Roy T. Bennett