The existing control system had limited capability to palletize the various product lines they are now producing. To change paths the operator needed to manually move diverters. The system had little visibility into the status of diverters and conveyors. This resulted in having a greater possibility of down time, and relying more on hand piling of cases.
ONYX Engineering provided electrical design and controls programming for new conveyors connecting 6 existing production lines to 4 new palletizers with a faster wrapping and stacking station. ONYX provided new HMI displays for all new conveyor lines, as well as displaying existing systems, giving options for path selections and where to run production.
The Control System upgrade provided multiple path selections in the event of issues with equipment, as well as improved the efficiency of production as new palletizers and wrapping/stacking equipment were able to meet production demands.