Branch Control for Automated Warehouse Delivery
Problems: Components from an injection molding machine are loaded onto pallets and transported by a conveyor belt, but the transport line has a large number of merging and branching locations so it is difficult to trace them at the host system. After setting up the line, several different components are produced by each injection molding machine. A simpler form of control is needed. The simplest, lowest-cost system is desired for sorting and controlling the branching of these components. Write the component classification data onto an ID Tag attached to the pallet following the injection process. Control the branching at a point immediately before the pallet enters the automated warehouse. Use the self-execution mode of the V670 to conduct branching control, thus simplifying control at the host system.