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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 E100 is equipped with
a small PLC-unit, which is programmable and the AS-i Master,
which is able to control up to 62 Sensors/actuators =
up to 31 ZPC-Zones.
The MCC communicates with other Masters 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 higher
IT/BUS systems together.
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
Roy T. Bennett