As a conveyor system becomes more complex
it becomes vital to the continued running of the
system that the operator can detect and rectify
On small systems this can be carried out by using
indicator lights or HMIs. But on large systems
the amount of data available to the operator
becomes too large for even a large HMI.
At this point a Supervisory Control And Data
Acquisition (SCADA) system must be used.
This usually takes the form of a PC that is able
to collect all the data from the PLC, such as drive
and emergency stop states and show this on a
pictorial view of the conveyor system.
The SCADA is also able to provide the operator with an easy method
of selecting many varied control inputs such as starting and stopping
the system, lane selection, merge priority settings and data input to
The SCADA PC can also be networked to the clients Warehouse
Management System (WMS) to provide routing information to the
PLC so that loads can be routed to the desired destination.
For more details on SCADA Systems and how they might help your
system please contact us.