Start small and grow, or bring all conveying needs into a common system. The FLX flexible control system utilizes a combination of centralized I/O and expansion modules, interconnected via industrial Ethernet to provide control of up to 128 receivers, 40 pumps (plus 2 back-up pumps) and 256 source valves. A full color touch screen with descriptive picture icons assures that even with little or no training, any user will be comfortable monitoring or making changes to up to 40 independently operating vacuum systems.
Buy only the control capacity you need today, and then expand with additional modules as your business grows. The FLX is the right choice for small systems all the way up to 128 receivers.
An entire group of receivers can be viewed at once and each function is exhibited so you know exactly what's happeing in your operation.
The FLX automatically keeps track of equipment run times to help you plan periodic maintenance. Back-up pumps may be easily selected with the press of an icon on the touch screen.
From selecting equipment interconnections to adjusting load times, monitoring and managing resin movement throughout your factory has never been easier.
Each FLX-128 has the ability to not only load hoppers and machines, but also unload vessels that need to be kept evacuated, like granulator bins. A level sensor in the bin can rigger unloading from multiple bins to a common receiver, or dedicated receivers.
The Multi-source button allows a single receiver to pull material from multiple sources to a common destination.
The FLX-128 not only displays icons that aid in understanding system operation, but specific icons can be selected for the actual equipment in use, with minimal need for words.
The FLS's sophisticated "traffic control" capability, oten referred to as valve sharing or pump stacking means the FLX will automatically organize multiple demands on common components like purge valve, streamlining operation and eliminating redundant equipment needs.
Both the PLC program and user settings are preserved on memory cards for safekeeping.
Ratio Loading - Add ratio valves to a system quickly and easily. Operates single and/or dual solenoid valves. Loading of regrind can occur before loading of virgin material.
Purge Valves and Pocket Valve - Standard logic onboard for those special machines that require purging of the material lines. Have one or all capable of purging or multi-source loading.
Fill Sensor - The fill sensor option when added to a loader gives that loader self-setup capabilities with a time-out feature as a backup. Add it to all your loaders and the system will run efficiently with a minimum of time adjustments.
Remote HMI Touch Screen, Ethernet Connectivity, Remote Alarm and Web Visualization - Available for customizing your system to meet your plant needs. For large size facilities, having a remote HMI touch screen in a key location can be important to plant operations and can save you valuable time.
Modular I/O Bundles - Expand the control without a complicated configuration process.
|Main control panel and Remote I/O- Front view||Main control panel and Remote I/O - Side view|
|Remote HMI and Expansion panels- Front view||Remote HMI and Expansion panels- Side view|
|Model||FLX - 8/12/16/24/32/64/128|
|Maximum number of vacuum receivers||8/12/16/24/32/64/128|
|Maximum number of vacuum pumps||40 (plus 2 back-ups)|
|Operator interface (standard) touchscreen||Up to FLX-64 - 5.6 inch / FLX-128 - 8 inch|
|Output voltage to receivers/valves||24 VDC (24/120 VAC optional)|
|Input voltage to receivers||24 VDC|
|Output voltage to pumps||24 VDC (24/120 VAC optional)|
|Power/Amps||120 VAC/16 Amps/60Hz|
|Installed Weight - kg||27|