Power and Control
Alexander & Associates was responsible for the Power and Control design of a global rollout. Several machines were designed utilizing our mechanical, electrical, and fluid power design capabilities resulting in CE compliant design packages for the equipment. In addition, we provided design packages to integrate these machines with vendor purchased equipment creating a totally integrated control system for the production line.
The equipment consisted of variable speed drives and servos controlled by Rockwell Automation controllers. Machine designs utilized servo drives for maximum flexibility and ease in changeovers. Human-Machine Interface (HMI) terminals running CTC Interact® software provided optimum accessibility for operators. The center of the control system was a Rockwell PLC5 based system programmed with RSLogix® software. The control architecture allowed for complete modularity of the equipment while also providing the communicators necessary for proper synchronization and interfacing between machines.