Area Mass Sensors
AMS300 / 600 / 1200 / 2400
unique sensors which have revolutionized mass conveyor control on canmaking lines
- Cupping Press Modulation
- Stable Conveyor Conditions
- Conveyor Pressure Control
Stable Conveyor Conditions
Conveyor stability is vital for today’s lightweight cans and high speed machinery. The AMS enables complete control, creating optimum conveyor conditions and accumulation space as well as minimum can pressure.
Cupping Press Modulation
The AMS monitors cup accumulation on the cupping press discharge or distribution conveyor. The AMS analog output is used to regulate the cupping press’ variable speed drive, adjusting the rate of press strokes based on cup demand.
Conveyor Pressure Control
This is accomplished by varying conveyor speed relative to fill level. When full, the conveyor should run at machine rate, creating no excess can pressure. However, as the conveyor empties, the speed should increase. Thus, when recovering from an empty-out situation, conveyor speed is at a maximum, reducing transit and refill times and adding precious seconds into line efficiency.
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