Product Family: Electric
Products Used: ERD15 with SS2 option electric cylinder & ACS
Product Type: Standard
Stroke: 2 inches
Application Description: Meat slicing blade adjustment.
An OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of meat processing equipment needed a solution to position the cutting blade with infinite positioning capability. The customer had been utilizing manual hand-crank adjustment which was time-consuming to dial in the process and prone to human error. The electric actuator solution needed to be capable of connecting to an Allen Bradley CompactLogix® PLC utilizing Ethernet/IP®.
An all stainless steel ERD15 electric cylinder w/ protective motor enclosure and ACS (Actuator Control Solution) drive was chosen to provide the customer with infinite positioning capability. The ERD15 protects the motor in a stainless enclosure from frequent wash down cleanings. The ACS with dual Ethernet ports is easily integrated into the Allen Bradley PLC.
- Infinite positioning allowed customer to accurately dial in slice width to eliminate waste
- Significant savings on cost of meat for end user by eliminating potential for human error making slices too large
- Integration into existing PLC Ethernet network saved design time