The system consists of
pushbuttons, photoelectric sensors, pneumatic linear actuators, motor controls
and an encoder tied into an Allen-Bradley PLC. The PLC has the
ability to read the itemís UPC code, assign the item to a bin and track the
itemís position on the belt conveyor to its destination. The item is then
sorted to the bin using the pneumatic actuator
with a photoelectric sensor
used to monitor the binís count.
The system allows up to five different UPC codes to be sorted to each bin due to the large variety of titles to be sorted. With the belt conveyor running at 200 ft/min the sorting machine will sort 120 items per minute.
Entry Point with Barcode Retrieval