Zone Powered Conveyor
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 can be 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 to communicate 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.
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 in the near of 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...
At each end of a Conveyor section (which normally includes several zones) is the Connector E202 fixed on the cables. This allows a fast installation at side through real “plag-n-play”.
The photo-electric-Sensor E300 and the Mirror E301 (in the opposite frame)
are in a housing of crystal-clear Polycarbonate - just snapped into the frame.
Each 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 and 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 the DC-Motors ..
Roy T. Bennett