ConveyLinx User`s Guide 4.0

ConveyLinx User`s Guide 4.0
Version 1.2
February 2017
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Glossary of Terms
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
ConveyLinx
Conveyor controls architecture based upon modular distributed devices connected via
Ethernet network.
ConveyLinx-Ai /
ConveyLinx-Ai2
Conveyor control module that is part of the ConveyLinx family. Each module can
accommodate up to 2 MDR conveyor zones. The modules allow connection for SenergyAi platform motor rollers and gear drives.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol A protocol for assigning IP addresses to devices on
a network from a pool of available IP’s. A dynamic IP address changes each time the
device connects to the network
Hall Effect Sensor
Special sensor embedded within the brushless DC motor of an MDR used to provide
motor rotor position feedback to the motor controller
M8
This is the type of a particular connector , which has four connector pins and is used on
the ConveyLinx Ai2 modules for both sensor connectors and MDR connectors
LED
Light Emitting Diode – In the context of this document, LED’s are used on the
ConveyLinx-Ai2 to provide visual indication of module status
Light / Dark Energized
Term used to describe how the signaling output circuit of a photo-sensor is configured
when it detects its reflected light. A photo-sensor that is light energized will activate its
output circuit when it detects its reflected light. A dark energized photo-sensor will
activate its output circuit when it does not detect its reflected light.
Load
A separate (usually wrapped or boxed) object to be transported by the conveyor. The
terms tray, tote, or carton may also be used interchangeably in this document.
MDR
Motorized Drive Roller or Motor Driven Roller - Brushless DC motor and gearbox
assembly integrated into a single conveyor roller.
Normally Open
Normally Closed
Control logic terminology to define the state of the output of a Boolean “on” or “off”
device. The term specifically describes the state of the output circuit when the device’s
sensing circuit is un-energized. In the context of photo-sensors; a normally open wired
sensor would have its output circuit energized when it detected its reflected light and its
output circuit would be de-energized when it did not detect its reflected light.
Conversely a photo-sensor wired normally closed would energize its output circuit when
it did not see its reflected light and it would de-energize its output circuit when it did
detect its reflected light.
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NPN / PNP
Electronics term that indicates the type of transistor circuit used for a logical input or
output for controllers. NPN devices will provide a common or ground connection when
activated and a PNP device will provide a logic voltage connection when activated.
Photo-sensor
A device, mounted near the end of the conveyor zone to sense the presence of a load on
the zone
PLC
Programmable Logic Controller – A wide variety of industrial computing devices that
control automatic equipment
PWM
Pulse Width Modulation – a control scheme that utilizes high speed switching transistors
to efficiently deliver power in a controlled fashion from ConveyLinx-Ai2 controller to
MDR.
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Retro-reflective
Reflex
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Term used to describe the two basic types of photo-sensors. Retro-reflective photosensors utilize a reflective target that must be aligned with the photo-sensor such that
the light emitted by the photo-sensor is reflected back to it.
Reflex (or sometimes known as proximity) type photo-sensors emit light to be reflected
back from an object located sufficiently close to the sensor.
For both types of photo-sensors, when they detect their reflected light source, their
signaling output circuit changes state.
IP54
The IP Code (International Protection Marking) specifies the device’s degree of
resistance to intrusions, dust and water. IP54 certified device must be fully protected
from splashed water , dust particles and completely protected from contact
RJ-45
Registered Jack Style 45 – Standard connector / receptacle format utilizing 8 pin
connections. The typical standard for computer network cable connections
Singulation Release
Conveyor control method for zoned controlled conveyor that dictates that when a zone
is discharging its load, the upstream load waiting to enter must wait until the discharged
load is completely clear before it is allowed to enter
Senergy-Ai
PulseRoller brand proprietary motor control platform that provides electronic
intelligence inside the motor that can be read by ConveyLinx-Ai and ConveyLinx-Ai2
control modules. The connection from the motor to the controller is via 4-Pin M8 style
connector.
Slave Rollers
A set of non-motorized conveyor rollers mechanically linked to an MDR. The MDR and
slave rollers make up a physical zone. All of the slave rollers in a zone rotate at the same
speed and direction as the MDR because of their mechanical linkage
TCP/IP
Transport Control Protocol / Internet Protocol - IP is the protocol which oversees the
transmission of information packets from device to device on an Ethernet network. TCP
makes sure the packets have arrived and that the message is complete. These two
protocols are the basic language of the Internet and are often referred to together as
TCP/IP.
Train Release
Conveyor control method for zone configured conveyor that dictates that when a zone is
discharging, the upstream zone’s load can move in unison with the discharging load.
Zone
A basic (linear or curved) cell of the conveyor consisting of a set of slave rollers driven by
one or more MDR’s and a single photo-sensor.
ZPA
Zero Pressure Accumulation – Term that describes the conveyor controls and mechanical
scheme that will cause loads to queue on a conveyor in discrete zones such that loads do
not touch each other
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Important User Information
SYMBOL CONVENTIONS
This symbol indicates that special attention should be paid in order to ensure correct use as
well as to avoid danger, incorrect application of product, or potential for unexpected
results
This symbol indicates important directions, notes, or other useful information for the
proper use of the products and software described herein.
IMPORTANT USER INFORMATION
ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules contain ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) sensitive parts and
components. Static control precautions are required when installing, testing, servicing or
replacing these modules. Component damage may result if ESD control procedures are not
followed. If you are not familiar with static control procedures, reference any applicable
ESD protection handbook. Basic guidelines are:
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Touch a grounded object to discharge potential static
Wear an approved grounding wrist strap
Do not touch connectors or pins on component boards
Do not touch circuit components inside the equipment
Use a static-safe workstation, if available
Store the equipment in appropriate static-safe packaging when not in use
Because of the variety of uses for the products described in this publication, those
responsible for the application and use of this control equipment must satisfy themselves
that all necessary steps have been taken to assure that each application and use meets all
performance and safety requirements, including any applicable laws, regulations, codes,
and standards
The illustrations, charts, sample programs and layout examples shown in this guide are
intended solely for purposes of example. Since there are many variables and requirements
associated with any particular installation, Insight Automation Inc. does not assume
responsibility or liability (to include intellectual property liability) for actual use based on
the examples shown in this publication
Reproduction of the contents of this manual, in whole or in part, without written
permission of Insight Automation Inc. is prohibited.
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Summary of Changes
SUMMARY OF CHANGES
The following table summarizes the changes and updates made to this document since the last revision
Revision
Date
Change / Update
1.0
June 2016
1.1
January 2017
Added Appendix E
1.2
February 2017
Added connection diagrams for Sensor Port Aux I/O
Intial Release
GLOBAL CONTACT INFORMATION
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SUMMARY OF HARDWARE CHANGES
The following table summarizes the changes and updates made to this document since the last hardware revision.
Hardware Revisions
Revision
1.0
Date
June 2016
Change / Update
Initial Release
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Glossary of Terms....................................................................................................................................................... 3
Symbol Conventions .............................................................................................................................................. 5
Important User Information ........................................................................................................................................ 5
Summary of Changes ................................................................................................................................................. 7
Global Contact Information ........................................................................................................................................ 7
Summary of Hardware Changes .............................................................................................................................. 8
Table of Contents ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
Preface ....................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Who Should Use This Manual? .......................................................................................................................... 13
Purpose of This Manual ....................................................................................................................................... 13
Not Included in This Manual ............................................................................................................................... 13
Introduction to ConveyLinx® ................................................................................................................................... 15
ConveyLinx® Concept ......................................................................................................................................... 15
ConveyLinx® System Components ...............................................................................................................15
ConveyLinx-Ai2 Module Features ...................................................................................................................... 16
ConveyLinx® Control System Features ............................................................................................................ 16
ConveyLinx-Ai2 Module Hardware Overview ....................................................................................................... 17
Hardware Connections ............................................................................................................................................. 18
Motor Left and Motor Right Ports ....................................................................................................................... 18
Sensor Left and Sensor Right Ports .................................................................................................................. 19
Electrical Connections for Sensor Port Aux I/O ...........................................................................................19
Aux I/O Pin2 as Input ..................................................................................................................................19
Aux I/O Pin 2 as Output ..............................................................................................................................20
Ethernet Left and Ethernet Right Ports ............................................................................................................. 21
Power Connections .............................................................................................................................................. 23
IP54 Installation ................................................................................................................................................23
Logic and MDR Power.....................................................................................................................................23
Power Supply Common Grounding ...............................................................................................................25
Connections for Linear Conveyor ........................................................................................................................... 27
Example 1 –Two Zone Controller....................................................................................................................... 27
Example 2 – Single Zone Controller .................................................................................................................. 28
Example 3 – Dual MDR Single Zone Controller............................................................................................... 28
Invalid Configuration Examples .......................................................................................................................... 29
Motor Direction Definition .................................................................................................................................... 30
Status Indicators ....................................................................................................................................................... 31
Communications ................................................................................................................................................... 31
Network & Module Function ................................................................................................................................ 31
Motors 31
Sensors .................................................................................................................................................................. 32
Power 32
Auto-Configuration of Linear Conveyor ................................................................................................................. 33
Linear Conveyor Definition .................................................................................................................................. 33
Installing EasyRoll tool on your PC .................................................................................................................... 34
ConveyLinx Ethernet Definition .......................................................................................................................... 34
Connecting Your PC to ConveyLinx Network .................................................................................................. 36
Auto-Configuration Procedure ............................................................................................................................ 36
Auto Detection of Opposite Side Module Location......................................................................................41
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Auto Configuration Results ................................................................................................................................. 41
Normal Results .................................................................................................................................................41
Trouble-Shooting Failed Auto-Configuration ................................................................................................43
Default Singulation Release ZPA Mode .......................................................................................................44
Default Flex Zone Recognition Feature ........................................................................................................45
Jam Conditions ..................................................................................................................................................... 46
Sensor Jam .......................................................................................................................................................46
No Arrival Jam ..................................................................................................................................................46
Network Fault ........................................................................................................................................................ 47
Low Voltage Fault ................................................................................................................................................. 47
Automatic Module Replacement ........................................................................................................................ 48
ConveyLinx-Ai2 Module Replacement Procedure Using EasyRoll ..........................................................48
Module Replacement Using Replacement Button ......................................................................................51
EasyRoll Software Configuration Tool ................................................................................................................... 53
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................ 53
Basic Features ..................................................................................................................................................53
Advanced Features ..........................................................................................................................................53
Options for Configuring Your PC’s IP Address ................................................................................................ 54
Method 1 - Using DHCP Service for PC I.P. Address ................................................................................54
Manual I.P. Address Configuration Methods ...............................................................................................55
Using EasyRoll to Locate Auto-Configuration Master ................................................................................55
Starting EasyRoll Application .....................................................................................................................55
Using the Network Services Utility ............................................................................................................56
Method 2 - Change PC to Match Auto-Config Master ............................................................................57
Method 3 - Change Auto-Config Master I.P. Address ............................................................................58
EasyRoll Main Screen.......................................................................................................................................... 59
Connecting to ConveyLinx .................................................................................................................................. 60
Node Navigation ...............................................................................................................................................61
Node Identification ...........................................................................................................................................61
Module Diagnostic Window ............................................................................................................................62
Upstream / Downstream Zone Configuration...............................................................................................64
ZPA Mode Selections ......................................................................................................................................65
Train Release Mode ....................................................................................................................................65
GAP Train Release Mode ...........................................................................................................................65
T-Bone Configuration ..................................................................................................................................66
Ignore Jam Settings.....................................................................................................................................68
MDR Settings ....................................................................................................................................................69
Motor Type ....................................................................................................................................................69
Brake Method ...............................................................................................................................................69
Speed ............................................................................................................................................................71
Motor Direction .............................................................................................................................................72
Acceleration / Deceleration ........................................................................................................................72
ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog ............................................................................................................................. 72
Invoking the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog ..................................................................................................72
Look Ahead & Timing ..................................................................................................................................72
Upgrade .........................................................................................................................................................77
Connections ..................................................................................................................................................79
Network Services .........................................................................................................................................85
Special Services...........................................................................................................................................85
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Sensor Port Aux I/O Pin 2 Usage ..............................................................................................................85
Flex Zone ......................................................................................................................................................94
Sensors .........................................................................................................................................................94
Extensions ....................................................................................................................................................94
Appendix A – Module Dimensions ......................................................................................................................... 97
Appendix B - IOX-2Breakout Module ..................................................................................................................... 99
Appendix C–Configuring PC for Ethernet Subnets ............................................................................................ 103
ConveyLinx, IP Addresses, and Subnets........................................................................................................ 103
Configuration Example ...................................................................................................................................... 104
Change PC’s IP Address Procedure ...........................................................................................................105
Appendix D – Application Examples .................................................................................................................... 107
Using Extensions for a Lift Gate ....................................................................................................................... 107
Appendix E – Power Supply Loading................................................................................................................... 111
Notes: ....................................................................................................................................................................... 113
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Preface
PREFACE
WHO SHOULD USE THIS MANUAL?
This manual is intended for users who need basic product information and simple application procedures to
implement ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules to control simple linear conveyor.
You should have a basic understanding of electrical circuitry and familiarity with relay logic, conveyor equipment,
photo-sensors, etc. If you do not, obtain the proper training before using this product.
PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL
The purpose of this manual is to:
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Identify the components and ports available on a module
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Provide guidelines for proper installation and wiring
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Provide examples on basic inter-module connections for linear conveyor
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Introduce the EasyRoll software tool and provide instructions to configure and modify parameters.
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS MANUAL
Because system applications vary; this manual assumes users and application engineers
have properly sized their power distribution capacity per expected motor loading and
expected operational duty cycle. Please refer to conveyor equipment and/or motor
roller manufacturer’s documentation for power supply sizing recommendations.
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Introduction to ConveyLinx®
INTRODUCTION TO CONVEYLINX®
CONVEYLINX® CONCEPT
ConveyLinx control system as applied to conveyor control is a series of individual ConveyLinx Ai2 modules
interconnected via standard Ethernet cabling to form an integrated solution for MDR (Motorized Drive Roller)
conveyor functionality. Each ConveyLinx Ai2 module can accommodate up to 2 Senergy Ai MDRs and 2 photosensors to provide control for up to 2 conveyor zones. Each ConveyLinx Ai2 also includes convenient connectivity
ports for upstream and downstream Ethernet network cabling.
FIGURE 1 - CONVEYLINX® CONCEPT WITH CONVEYLINX-AI2 MODULES
ConveyLinx Ai2 modules can be easily software configured to operate multiple zones of linear conveyor with the
EasyRoll software. Also, with the ConveyLinx Easy Roll software tool; each ConveyLinx Ai2 module’s default
configuration can be modified to customize functionality for specific applications.
CONVEYLINX® SYSTEM COMPONENTS
The following are the typical components required for a ConveyLinx controlled conveyor installation:
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ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules
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MDRs – one or two per
ConveyLinx-Ai2
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Photo-sensors – one or two
per ConveyLinx-Ai2
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24VDC Power Supplies
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CONVEYLINX-AI2 MODULE FEATURES
Each individual ConveyLinx-Ai2 module has the following features:
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Built-in Ethernet switch
Modular M8 (female) style connection ports for photo-sensors
Modular M8 (male) style connectors for MDR
24VDC power connection with separate power supplies for logic and motors
Context-sensitive multi-color LED indicators
Thermal and over-current protection for MDR
Automatic light/dark operate detection for photo-sensor inputs
Accommodates PNP or NPN type photo-sensor
Proportional / Integral (PI) MDR speed regulation
Three MDR braking method options
Adjustable acceleration and deceleration capability
IP54 compliant
CONVEYLINX® CONTROL SYSTEM FEATURES
When one or more ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules are installed and configured, there are several operational and
configurable features of the ConveyLinx control system that are accessible by the EasyRoll software package.
Some of these features are:
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Single zone to zone zero pressure accumulation (ZPA) control once module is configured.
Optional configuration for Train Release and Gap Train Release modes.
Automatic Flexible Zone Recognition logic to detect and handle load sizes exceeding the length of one
physical zone.
Optional configuration for Look Ahead Slow Down mode for higher speed applications.
Ability to bridge separate Ethernet sub-networks for seamless operation.
Ability to designate a ConveyLinx-Ai2 to be an “Extension” to another ConveyLinx-Ai2 such that it operates
as simple motor controller.
The first sections of this manual will describe in detail the hardware and connectivity requirements for ConveyLinx
Ai2 modules and the software configuration procedures for simple linear conveyor installation.
The latter sections of this manual will describe in detail the usage of the EasyRoll software package to gain access
to the various optional configuration parameters and utilities.
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ConveyLinx-Ai2 Module Hardware Overview
CONVEYLINX-AI2 MODULE HARDWARE OVERVIEW
ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules are designed to be installed and integrated into the conveyor’s mechanical side frame
assembly. Please refer to Appendix A – Module Dimensions page 97 for module dimensions and mounting details.
The ConveyLinx-Ai2 module is a controller for up to 2 Motorized Drive Roller (MDR) conveyor zones. Each
ConveyLinx-Ai2 provides connection points for 2 MDR units with their corresponding 2 photo-sensors as well as
upstream and downstream network and discreet interconnections to form a complete control system for zoned
MDR conveyors.
FIGURE 2 – CONVEYLINX-AI2 MODULE HARDWARE FEATURES IDENTIFICATION
Item
Description
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24VDC Power Terminals with separate connections for Logic and Motors
2&3
Motor Left LED & Motor Right LED – Motor status indicators
4&5
Left Sensor & Right Sensor Status LED Indicators
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Module Status LED Indicator
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Module Power LED Indicator
8&9
Motor Left and Motor Right - 4-pin M8 style connector for MDR connection
10 & 11
Sensor Left and Sensor Right – M8 style connector for zone photo-sensor connection
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RemovableIP54 Power Compartment Cover
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Module Replacement Button
14 & 15
Link Left and Link Right – RJ-45 style Ethernet network connection between modules
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Removable IP54 Ethernet RJ-45 Port Compartment Cover – Left and Right
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IP54 Protection Shrouds for Ethernet cabling and power wiring
* Indicates items shipped unattached to the module but included in the module’s box
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The “left” and “right” naming convention for the module ports is based upon facing the
module as shown and is not to be confused with direction of product flow on the
conveyor. Product flow will be designated as “upstream” and “downstream”
HARDWARE CONNECTIONS
MOTOR LEFT AND MOTOR RIGHT PORTS
Both of these ports utilize a 4-pin M8 male receptacle. Each receptacle is mechanically keyed to assure proper
orientation upon plugging in.
FIGURE 3 - M8 MALE RECEPTACLE AND SENERGY-AI2 FEMALE CONNECTOR
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SENSOR LEFT AND SENSOR RIGHT PORTS
Each sensor port is a standard M8 Female receptacle with the following pin-out:
FIGURE 5 – CONVEYLINX-AI2 FEMALE SENSOR PORT AND MATING
SENSOR’S MALE CONNECTOR
FIGURE 4–CONVEYLINX SENSOR PORT DIAGRAM
The signals are defined by the following chart:
Pin
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3
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Signal
Description
24V DC
Aux I/O
GND
Sensor Signal
Module 24VDC Supply
I/O Signal – Function configured with EasyRoll software
Module DC Common
Logical Input for Sensor’s state output – Auto detect for NPN or PNP
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR SENSOR PORT AUX I/O
When connecting to either Sensor port with an M8 connector to access Pin 2 signal; it depends on whether you are
using Pin 2 as an input or output that will determine the electrical connection.
See Sensor Port Aux I/O Pin 2 Usage beginning on page 85 for details on using
EasyRoll to configure the function of Sensor Port Pin2
A UX I/O P IN 2 AS I NPUT
When the Aux I/O Pin 2 is configured as an input, the circuit is NPN/PNP auto-sensing. The signal can be
connected to either +24V or 0V to operate as shown in Figure 6.
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FIGURE 6 - AUX I/O PIN 2 INPUT CONNECTION DIAGRAM
Because the auto-sensing circuit requires a nominal voltage in order to operate, there will
be some small amount of leakage current possible between Pin 2 and Pin 3 (GND). Please
use caution if you connect a load between Pin 2 and Pin 3.
A UX I/O P IN 2 AS O UTPUT
When the Aux I/O Pin 2 is configured as an output, the circuit is NPN only and requires the load to be connected to
Pin 1 (+24V) as shown in Figure 7.
FIGURE 7 - AUX I/O PIN2 OUTPUT CONNECTION DIAGRAM
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ETHERNET LEFT AND ETHERNET RIGHT PORTS
Both of these ports are standard RJ-45 jacks conforming to standard Ethernet connection pin-out. In order to
maintain IP54 rating; Ethernet cables need to be equipped with protective shrouds. Figure 8 shows Ethernet
cables installed using shrouds to protect the RJ-45 connectors on the Ethernet cables. Each module is shipped with
3 shrouds.
FIGURE 8 – CONVEYLINX-AI2 WITH LEFT & RIGHT ETHERNET CABLES (COVERS REMOVED)
FIGURE 9 - ETHERNET CABLES CONNECTED WITH COVERS ATTACHED
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IP54 protective shroud requires a special tool to properly install
the shroud onto the RJ-45 connector. Figure 10 shows Phoenix
Contact item 2891547 FL IP 54 Assembly Tool.
This tool must be purchased separately
FIGURE 10 - PHOENIX CONTACT ETHERNET
SWITCH 2891547 FL IP 54 ASSEMBLY TOOL
FIGURE 11 - PROTECTIVE SHROUND PLACED ON TOOL
FIGURE 12 - SHROUND STRETCHED WITH TOOL
FIGURE 13 - INSERTING RJ-45 END THROUGH SHROUD
FIGURE 14 - SHROUD REMOVED FROM TOOL PINS
All Ethernet cables for connections between modules are recommended to be
shielded. Failure to use shielded cables may result in data loss and
unexpected results. Shown above are Ethernet cables with sealing shrouds
required for IP54 compliance.
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POWER CONNECTIONS
IP54 INSTALLATION
Item 17 as depicted in Figure 2 may be unattached to the module when shipped and are included in the module’s
shipping box. These items are used to maintain an IP54 installation of the power and Ethernet wiring.
Power wires are fed through the
protective shroud (Item 17). The
wire terminals are standard cageclamp style.
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Once wiring has been completed
the power wiring compartment is
then sealed by snapping into place
the Power Compartment Cover
(Item 18).
LOGIC AND MDR POWER
The ConveyLinx Ai2 module is designed to allow for separate power connections for module logic and motor power
so that these can be powered by separate power supplies. For example, the motor power supply can switched off
by an emergency stop control system so that all motors have power removed. With the motor power separately
switched off; the logic power supply can remain on so that the module’s communications can remain active and
report status to networked supervisory control system(s). Figure 16 shows a diagram for separate logic and MDR
power supplies and Figure 15 shows a diagram for a single power supply for both logic and MDR power. Note that
powering the MDR terminal also powers the Logic.
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FIGURE 15 - CONNECTION FOR SINGLE MDR AND LOGIC POWER SUPPLY
FIGURE 16 - TYPICAL CONNECTION FOR SEPARATE MDR AND LOGIC POWER SUPPLIES
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POWER SUPPLY COMMON GROUNDING
Whether logic and MDR are powered together or separately; the DC common (“-“) connections on all power
supplies should be connected together. One of the power supplies should have its DC common connected to
ground. Avoid connecting more than one power supply DC common to ground because this can lead to
unintended grounding loops. Figure 17 and Figure 18 show single and separate power supply connections
respectively and their DC common connections and grounding connection.
FIGURE 17 – SINGLE POWER SUPPLY CONNECTION WITH DC COMMONS TIED TOGETHER AND TO GROUND
FIGURE 18 - DUAL POWER SUPPLY CONNECTION WITH DC COMMONS TIED TOGETHER AND TO GROUND
Please refer to Appendix E – Power Supply Loading on page 111 for additional information
This document assumes the user is aware of MDR power requirements for the application
and that the user and/or installer have properly sized 24VDC power supplies and wiring
based upon all applicable codes and standards. This document also assumes installation
will follow proper equipment grounding practices. “DC common or -”on all power supplies
should always be connected to ground. Improper power supply sizing and/or improper
grounding practices may produce unexpected results.
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Connections for Linear Conveyor
CONNECTIONS FOR LINEAR CONVEYOR
For linear conveyor operation, ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules are designed to undergo an Auto-Configuration Procedure
which is performed utilizing the EasyRoll software tool.
Further description and application examples of Ethernet networked solutions are included
in separate Insight Automation publication ConveyLinx Ai Developer’s Guide (publication
ERSC-1510).
Before the Auto-Configuration Procedure can be performed; each individual ConveyLinx-Ai2 module needs to have
its associated MDR’s and photo-sensors connected in the proper way for expected operational results.
In general, each ConveyLinx-Ai2 module detects which Sensor ports have a device connected and will use this to
determine its specific configuration once it has been instructed to self-configure by the Auto-Configuration
Procedure.
Before starting to configure your system to operate, each MDR and photo-sensor needs to be properly connected
to the ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules mounted on the conveyor. ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules will determine how to operate
based upon how the photo-sensors and MDR’s are connected.
A single ConveyLinx-Ai2 module can operate as a:
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2 zone controller with 2 MDR’s and 2 photo-sensors
1 zone controller with 1 MDR and 1 photo-sensor
1 zone controller with 2 MDR’s and 1 photo-sensor
The following examples illustrate these connections.
EXAMPLE 1 –TWO ZONE CONTROLLER
In this example an MDR and photo-sensor is connected
to both the Left and Right group of ports. The module
will control the 2 MDRs as independent logical conveyor
zones.
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EXAMPLE 2 – SINGLE ZONE CONTROLLER
OR
In this example, a single MDR and photo-sensor is connected to either the Left or Right group of ports. The
module controls the MDR as a single independent logical conveyor zone.
EXAMPLE 3 – DUAL MDR SINGLE ZONE CONTROLLER
OR
In this case the ConveyLinx-Ai2 module will control 2 MDR’s in tandem and operate as a single zone with a single
photo-sensor connected to either the Left or Right port. This configuration is typical for belted zones used
particularly on inclined conveyors which require the added torque of a second MDR to accommodate the
conveying load.
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INVALID CONFIGURATION EXAMPLES
Because the ConveyLinx-Ai2 module determines its self-configuration intention by how photo-sensors are
connected; it is possible to connect photo-sensors and MDR’s in invalid ways that will produce unexpected results.
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In these cases the module will try to act as a Single zone conveyor control, but the MDR’s are not plugged into
same Left/Right port group as the photo-sensors.
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In these cases the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will try to act as a two-zone conveyor control but only one MDR is connected.
These invalid configurations will not cause the Auto-Configuration function to fail. The
user will only experience incorrect operation and/or unexpected results.
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MOTOR DIRECTION DEFINITION
The ConveyLinx-Ai2 module uses a Clock-Wise (CW) and Counter Clock-Wise (CCW) motor rotation definition. The
reference for this distinction is based upon viewing the MDR from the cable exit end of the roller as depicted
below in Figure 19.
FIGURE 19 - MOTOR ROTATION DIRECTION CONVENTION
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STATUS INDICATORS
ConveyLinx-Ai2 module status is indicated by several LED’s. All LED’s with the exception of the Ethernet Link and
Activity LEDs are multi-coloured and context sensitive. The following chart indicates the various meanings of all
ConveyLinx-Ai2 LED indicators. Please refer to Figure 2 on page 17 for the item number locations on the module.
By definition Blinking is approximately ½ second on/off cycle and Flashing is approximately ¼ second on/off cycle.
COMMUNICATIONS
Indicator
Item
LED State
OFF
Solid Green
Blinking Green
Ethernet Left Link &
Ethernet Right Link
Description
No connection established
Connection is established
When data transmission activity is occurring
NETWORK & MODULE FUNCTION
Indicator
Module Status
Item
6
LED State
Blinking Red
Blinking Green
Flashing Green &
Blinking Red
Flashing Red
Blinking Amber
Solid Amber
Description
ConveyLinx Ai2 is starting task processes
ConveyLinx Ai2 is ready
Failsafe Mode
Auto Configure Mode is active
Connection to peer lost or performing firmware
upgrade check
Firmware upgrade in progress
MOTORS
Indicator
Item
LED State
OFF
Solid Green
Motor Left & Motor Right
2&3
Solid Red
Blinking Red
Flashing Red
Description
Motor is not running and no faults detected
Connection is established
• If Motor is running, indicates current limit
• If Motor is stopped, indicates motor is not
connected properly or is overheated
• Power supply is under 18V or above 30V
Motor is overloaded and ConveyLinx-Ai2 is limiting
current to reduce temperature
Motor short circuit detected between at least two of
the phase windings
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SENSORS
Indicator
Sensors
Item
4&5
LED State
Solid Amber
Solid Green
Solid Red
Blinking Red
Flashing Red
Description
ConveyLinx Ai2 is booting up
Sensor Input energized
Sensor health signal
Zone Jam or missing sensor
Network Stop Condition
POWER
Indicator
Power
Item
7
LED State
Description
Solid Blue
Power supply for both logic and motors is connected
Blinking Blue
Motor’s power is under 18V
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AUTO-CONFIGURATION OF LINEAR CONVEYOR
The purpose of Auto-Configuration for networked ConveyLinx controls is to provide a simple and easy procedure
for linear conveyor system commissioning. The Auto-Configuration of Linear Conveyor feature of ConveyLinx
requires the use of the EasyRoll on a PC connected to the most upstream module of the linear network.
LINEAR CONVEYOR DEFINITION
Auto-Configuration is only applicable to a Linear Conveyor arrangement. A Linear Conveyor arrangement is
defined as a single uninterrupted path of conveyor with no merge or diverts mechanisms. A Linear Conveyor can
include curved sections, but the flow of cartons or totes on the conveyor is continuous from in-feed zone to
discharge zone.
FIGURE 20 - SIMPLE LINEAR CONVEYOR EXAMPLE
A networked ConveyLinx solution is capable of controlling more complex conveyor paths that include diverting and
merging equipment. However, this requires configuration with a PC and software. Please refer to the Pop-up selfhelp within the EasyRoll for details on PC based configuration.
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INSTALLING EASYROLL TOOL ON YOUR PC
The files for EasyRoll will be typically sent or downloaded in a compressed (i.e. “.zip”) format. Once you have
extracted the contents of the compressed file; the result will be a folder named with the format “EasyRoll_Vx_nn”
where x is the main version number and the nn is the revision level. Inside this folder is a file named “Setup.exe”.
Double click this file to begin the install procedure. EasyRoll installs like any standard Windows application and
you will be prompted for typical Windows prompts. By accepting the defaults for the prompts; EasyRoll will install
on your local Operating System drive under the " \Program Files (x86)\Industrial Software\EasyRoll\" or " \Program
Files\Industrial Software\EasyRoll\".
CONVEYLINX ETHERNET DEFINITION
Please refer to Appendix C–Configuring PC for Ethernet Subnets for pre-requisite
information on understanding Ethernet network I.P. addresses and Subnet concepts.
Further description in this section assumes you have a general knowledge level of I.P.
addressing and subnets.
All ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules communicate over Ethernet network and use TCP/IP based protocols for normal
function. All TCP/IP protocols require that each device on a network have a unique I.P. address assigned to it in
order to function properly.
An I.P. address is in the format of: AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD where AAA, BBB, CCC, and DDD are numerical values
between 0 and 255.
For the purposes of ConveyLinx; the AAA.BBB.CCC portion of the I.P. address taken together is defined as the
Subnet. The DDD value of the address is defined as the Node.
For example; if a ConveyLinx-Ai2 has an I.P. address of “192.168.25.20” then its Subnet address is “192.168.25” and
its Node is “20”
At the factory, each and every ConveyLinx-Ai2 module is assigned a temporary I.P. address that is used by
automated testing equipment and fixtures so that every ConveyLinx-Ai2 is verified prior to shipment. When a
ConveyLinx-Ai2 is taken “out of the box” it will still have this I.P. address stored in its memory.
When the Auto-Configuration Procedure is initiated; one of the many things that occur is that each module is
automatically assigned a new I.P. address. This I.P. address for all modules is determined by the Subnet of the I.P.
address already stored inside whichever ConveyLinx-Ai2 is selected as the Auto Configuration Master. Even if all
downstream modules from the Auto Configuration Master have the same or different Subnet or Node values;
these downstream modules will have their Subnet changed to the existing Subnet of the Auto Configuration
Master. Furthermore, when the Auto Configuration Procedure occurs; the Auto Configuration Master will also
have its Node value changed to 20. All downstream ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules will then have their Node values
automatically set beginning with 21.
Figure 21 shows 4 ConveyLinx-Ai2’s are installed “out of the box” onto the conveyor. Once the Auto Configuration
Master is identified and the Auto-Configuration Procedure is performed; all 4 ConveyLinx-Ai2’s will have their I.P.
address configured as shown in Figure 22.
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FIGURE 21 - IP ADDRESSES BEFORE AUTO-CONFIGURATION
FIGURE 22 - IP ADDRESSES AFTER AUTO-CONFIGURATION
The Auto-Configuration Procedure will assign Nodes up to and including Node 240. Therefore each Subnet is
limited to 220 ConveyLinx-Ai2 Nodes.
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CONNECTING YOUR PC TO CONVEYLINX NETWORK
Using an Ethernet cable, connect your PC’s Ethernet port to the Auto-Configuration Master as shown below in
Figure 23
FIGURE 23 - INITIAL PC CONNECTION TO CONVEYLINX SUBNET
It is highly recommended to connect the PC directly to the ConveyLinx network. Avoid
trying to connect via Ethernet switches or wireless router/switches. If a wireless switch is
not setup properly then the Discover Feature will not work. Also ensure that network
firewall is turned off for proper discovery.
AUTO-CONFIGURATION PROCEDURE
The direction of flow of the conveyor dictates how to begin the Auto-Configuration procedure. The ConveyLinx Ai2
module located at the most upstream or in-feed end of the conveyor is defined as the
Auto-Configuration
Node. The Auto-Configuration procedure is initiated from the Auto-Configuration Node. Because of its physical
location on the conveyor path and physical location in the Ethernet connection chain; the Auto-Configuration Node
will automatically connect to all downstream modules and set their I.P. address for communication. Then the
routine automatically sets the direction of flow. The following is the procedure to follow:
1.
Start EasyRoll V3.7 or higher and press F2. In the pop-up panel select “Network Services” and click
“Discover”.
2.
When the ConveyLinx Ai2 modules appear in the module table, select the ones that you want to configure
and click “ConveyLinx tree” as shown in Figure 24.
3.
When the topology is drawn, select the ConveyLinx Ai2 module from which you want to configure the line
and click “Auto-Configure from selected node” as shown in Figure 25.
4.
This starts the Auto-Configuration procedure which will spread to all subsequent ConveyLinx Ai2 modules
and configure the entire line.
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In order for the Auto-Configuration to work properly, all loads, totes,
product, containers, cartons, etc. must be removed from the entire
conveyor path and all photo-sensors must be aligned and adjusted so that
none are detecting that their respective zone is occupied. Failure to meet
these conditions will produce unexpected results.
Please note that number of modules on a single Subnet is limited to 220.
FIGURE 24 - DISCOVER PROCEDURE ON CONVEYLINX-AI2 MODULES
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FIGURE 25 – TOPOLOGY VIEW AND INITIATING AUTO-CONFIGURE FROM THE SELECTED NODE
Note that the detail information in the topology view for each module is shown in RED when the module is unconfigured. You can also select the module graphic from the topology view and right click to show the context
menu and initiate the Auto-Configuration from there as shown in Figure 26.
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FIGURE 26 - AUTO-CONFIGURE BY SELECTING NODE IN THE TREE VIEW
The selected node for Auto-Configuration does not have to be the first module that is connected directly to the PC.
The module at the other end of the detected line can also be selected as the Auto-Configuration master as shown
in Figure 27.
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FIGURE 27 - AUTO-CONFIGURATION FROM THE FARTHEST NODE FROM THE PC
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AUTO DETECTION OF OPPOSITE SIDE MODULE LOCATION
The cable connections between Left and Right Ethernet ports can be used in situations where the ConveyLinx-Ai2
has to be mounted in the conveyor’s opposite side frame. If properly connected, the Auto-Configure routine will
detect this and configure the conveyor flow properly. Figure 28 shows an example of opposite side location
detection.
FIGURE 28 - OPPOSITE SIDE MODULE LOCATION EXAMPLE
AUTO CONFIGURATION RESULTS
NORMAL RESULTS
When the auto-configuration routine is complete, each ConveyLinx-Ai2 will automatically reboot. When a
ConveyLinx-Ai2 has been successfully configured and rebooted, its Module Status LED will blink on and off green.
Please note that the time to complete the Auto-Configuration procedure is dependent on
the number of modules being configured. Larger networks will take more time than
smaller networks.
The topology view will show the module detail information in black text (no longer red) when the auto
configuration is complete and successful as shown in Figure 29.
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FIGURE 29 - AUTO-CONFIGURATION SUCCESS
If all Module Status LED’s are blinking green; then to fully verify configuration is to place a single load onto the
most upstream zone and see that it conveys to the discharge zone. If it does, then the Auto-Configuration is
successful. If it does not, then see section Trouble-Shooting Failed Auto-Configuration below.
Please note that once a network has been configured; attempting to again Auto-Configure
any ConveyLinx Ai2 that is not the Auto Configuration Master will not initiate a new Auto
Configuration procedure. The ConveyLinx Ai2 will detect that it is not the most upstream
unit and abort the procedure. However the ConveyLinx Ai2 will perform its local re-booting
procedure. This procedure will take a few seconds to complete
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING FAILED AUTO-CONFIGURATION
The following chart lists some typical failed condition indicators and actions to take for resolution.
Failed Condition
Action
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Status LED’s OK with
Unexpected Result
•
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•
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Status LED blinking or
solid red on one or
more modules
•
Check that all photo-sensors are operational and that all zones are clear and
perform procedure again.
Check all networks, MDR, Sensor, and power connections and perform
procedure again.
Verify that all connections are valid. Refer to section
Invalid Configuration Examples on page 29. Correct connections and perform
procedure again.
Verify that there are no Ethernet Switches or PC’s connected between
ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules. The Auto Configuration procedure will abort if a nonConveyLinx device is detected along the path before reaching the last node.
Modules up to that point will be configured, but the remaining modules will
not.
When removing a ConveyLinx-Ai2 from an existing network that is already
operational; be sure to wait at least 2 minutes to allow the Ethernet switches
on the remaining modules to reset before attempting a new Auto
Configuration procedure.
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DEFAULT SINGULATION RELEASE ZPA MODE
Loads will normally convey from upstream zone to downstream zone in singulation release fashion. A load
reaching last zone photo-sensor will cause last zone motor to continue to run to discharge load to next conveyor or
position.
In Singulation Release Mode, each zone waits until the zone in front of it is clear before it is allowed to run. This
mode assures at least a zone-length of gap between loads as they are being conveyed. When the first load needs
to stop and cause all those behind it to accumulate; the trailing loads stop in their respective zones when their
leading edge blocks the zone’s photo-sensor. Figure 30 shows a typical example of singulation release.
FIGURE 30 - SINGULATION RELEASE EXAMPLE
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DEFAULT FLEX ZONE RECOGNITION FEATURE
ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules will automatically detect that a given carton is longer than one zone length and
automatically adjust accumulation control so that the longer carton occupies two logical zones and will keep the
next upstream carton from conveying into the longer carton. Flex Zone mode operates for both singulation and
train release modes.
FIGURE 31 - TYPICAL FLEX ZONE MODE EXAMPLE
Please note that Flex Zone mode operates for carton lengths up to 2 zone lengths only.
Operating conveyor system with cartons whose lengths are in excess of 2 zone lengths will
produce undesirable results such as excessive detected jam conditions and faults.
Please refer to the integrated help inside EasyRoll for definitions and usage of the other
available ZPA modes.
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JAM CONDITIONS
There are two (2) types of Jam conditions detected by the ConveyLinx-Ai2:
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Sensor Jam
No Arrival Jam
SENSOR JAM
If a load remains blocking the photo-sensor in an upstream zone after an attempt to move the load to its next
downstream zone, the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will detect a Sensor Jam. This will be indicated as shown on chart in section
Sensors on page 32. In this case, if the load is cleared from the photo-sensor, the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will automatically
clear the Sensor Jam condition after the default 5 second Reset Timer expires.
After the Sensor Jam occurs and the sensor remains blocked; the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will attempt to self-clear the
Sensor Jam condition. First, the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will run the affected zone’s motor in reverse for up to 1 second in
order to clear the blocked sensor. If the sensor is still blocked after this first reversing attempt, it will repeat this
motion 2 more times. If the sensor becomes clear after any of these three attempts, the zone will return to
normal function and the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will attempt to convey the load downstream under normal ZPA control.
If the sensor remains blocked after three attempts of this motor reversing cycle; the zone will remain in Sensor
Jam state and the load must be removed manually to reset the zone.
NO ARRIVAL JAM
When a load leaves an upstream zone and is conveyed to its next downstream zone, this upstream zone expects
positive confirmation of load arrival from the downstream zone. This communication occurs automatically along
the ConveyLinx network. If a new load arrives at this upstream zone while this upstream zone is waiting for a
downstream arrival confirmation, the new load will accumulate on this upstream zone. If the upstream zone does
not receive this confirmation within the Jam Timer interval, the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will produce a No Arrival Jam fault.
Once a No Arrival Jam occurs, the ConveyLinx-Ai2 will automatically hold any new load at the upstream zone for a
pre-determined Reset Timer value and then resume normal ZPA function. By default, the Jam Timer and the Reset
Timer values are equal so that the maximum time a new load would remain accumulated in the upstream zone is 5
sec + 5 sec = 10 seconds.
The 5 second jam timer value is the default setting. Please refer to the integrated help
inside EasyRoll for instructions on changing this value.
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NETWORK FAULT
In instances where Ethernet network connection is interrupted between ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules while in
operation, loads will continue to convey and accumulate to the farthest downstream zone prior to where the
network is interrupted. This farthest downstream zone will automatically accumulate the load and not allow it to
convey further downstream. Once network communications are re-established, the zone will return to normal
operation.
LOW VOLTAGE FAULT
In instances when the ConveyLinx-Ai2 module detects that its supply voltage has dipped below 18VDC; the
ConveyLinx-Ai2 will place its configured zone or zones into accumulation mode. The ConveyLinx-Ai2 will keep this
state until it has detected that its input voltage has risen to at least 21VDC.
Persistent unexplained momentary stopping or hesitations in normal zone to zone load
movement may be an indication of low voltage conditions. If this behaviour is consistently
observed; please verify voltage at farthest point from power supply and review power
supply sizing and wiring practices to insure proper voltage at all modules.
There are many diagnostic functions in EasyRoll. With their help you can determine how
many times power supply has gone under 18V. This option can help you to find electrical
problems in your installation.
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AUTOMATIC MODULE REPLACEMENT
Once a linear conveyor has been commissioned by Auto-Configuration, the ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules store
configuration data about its upstream and downstream neighboring modules. This configuration data is
automatically updated even if the linear conveyor has had its parameters modified by the EasyRoll software. The
ConveyLinx-Ai2 firmware uses this feature to allow for easy module replacement so that the entire linear conveyor
does not have to be re-configured in order to replace a single module.
Automatic Module Replacement procedure will work to replace a ConveyLinx Ai2 on systems
with multiple subnets. You do not have to temporarily disconnect any network connections or
otherwise isolate the particular subnet where the replacement procedure needs to occur.
CONVEYLINX-AI2 MODULE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE USING EASYROLL
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect existing module’s motor(s), network, photo-sensor(s), hardware, and power connections. The
order of disconnection does not matter.
Connect new module’s motor(s), sensor(s), hardware, network connections and power connections.
Start EasyRoll V4.05 or higher. Press F2 and go to tab Network Service, click on Discover button. All
modules in the network should be display. Click on ConveyLinx Tree button as shown in Figure 32 .
Topology of the ConveyLinx modules will be display in a few seconds. Select the ConveyLinx Ai2 module
from the list on the left side and click on Replace Selected Node as shown in Figure 33. Note that this
module’s text detail in the topology view will be in RED.
Wait until ConveyLinx Ai2 performs its internal boot-up procedures which will be indicated when the
Module Status LED blinks on and off green.
FIGURE 32 - EASYROLL NETWORK SERVICES TAB AFTER DISCOVERY
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FIGURE 33 - TOPOLOGY VIEW AND REPLACING THE SELECTED NODE
You can also replace a module by selecting the module graphic directly in the topology view, right click to display
the context menu, and select “Replace this Node” as shown in Figure 34.
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FIGURE 34 - MODULE REPLACEMENT FROM TOPOLOGY VIEW
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MODULE REPLACEMENT USING REPLACEMENT BUTTON
You can replace a single ConveyLinx-Ai2 module without using EasyRoll by utilizing the Replacement Button
located inside the Left Ethernet cable connection compartment. Simply install the replacement module and
connect all sensors, motors, network cables, and power connections. The procedure is illustrated below.
The Module Replacement Button is
located in the Left Ethernet cable
compartment. Remove the
compartment cover to gain access
to the button
With a pointed instrument (pencil
or small screwdriver) press and hold
the button for 2 seconds until the
Status LED flashes red and then
release the button.
Please note that the Module Replacement Procedure (either with EasyRoll or Replacement
Button) can take a few minutes to complete. The replaced module will restart itself a
minimum of 4 times during the procedure. It will restart 5 times if firmware is being
upgraded or downgraded.
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EASYROLL SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION TOOL
INTRODUCTION
The EasyRoll Software Configuration Tool is a PC based application that provides the means to configure a
ConveyLinx controlled conveyor system. EasyRoll also provides the ability to change ConveyLinx module default
parameters.
Installing EasyRoll and performing the initial Auto Configuration is described
in the previous section
BASIC FEATURES
Some of the basic module parameters that can be modified by EasyRoll are:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
ZPA Mode Selection (singulation, train, etc.)
MDR type (ECO or BOOST)
MDR rotation direction
MDR speed, acceleration and deceleration values
Jam and Run After clear time values
Look Ahead slow down and Lane Full Interface settings
Blink &Wink function used to visually locate an ConveyLinx-Ai2 on the conveyor
EasyRoll provides the ability change these parameters for a single module or a group of modules all at once.
EasyRoll has the ability to display the status information for any ConveyLinx module on the network’s subnet.
ADVANCED FEATURES
Some of the advanced features available with EasyRoll are:
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•
•
•
•
•
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Firmware Upgrade utility for one or a group of ConveyLinx-Ai2’s.
Network Services Discover utility used to find all ConveyLinx-Ai2’s on a network and manually set their I.P.
addresses.
Module Connection mapping to logically link two or more separate ConveyLinx networks.
Extensions to allow a ConveyLinx-Ai2 to suspend its ZPA function and be logically connected to an adjacent
ConveyLinx-Ai2 for motor run command.
PLC mode selection allows a ConveyLinx-Ai2 to suspend its ZPA function and be logically controlled from
an external PLC.
The ability to Back-Up and Restore the Network Configuration.
The ability to restore a backup by IP or by Nodes. Restoring by IP’s is useful when you need to duplicate
part or all of a system.
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OPTIONS FOR CONFIGURING YOUR PC’S IP ADDRESS
Note that your PC’s I.P. address does not have to be in the same subnet as
your ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules in order to perform the Auto Configuration
procedure with EasyRoll as described in the previous section. However, your
PC’s I.P. address and/or subnet mask has to be properly set in order to read
and change ConveyLinx-Ai2 module’s parameters and settings.
Once a ConveyLinx network or Subnet has been configured by the Auto-Configuration Procedure with the Subnet
value taken from the factory “out of the box” IP address of the Auto Configuration Master (similar to example
shown above); you will need to do one of the three following procedure in order to have your PC be able to
connect to the Subnet and use EasyRoll software:
Option
Description
Allow ConveyLinx’s built-in DHCP service automatically assign an I.P. address to your PC
Manually change the I.P. address and/or subnet mask of your PC to match the ConveyLinx
Method 2
Subnet
Manually change the I.P. address of the Auto-Configuration Master to a new Subnet that is
Method 3
accessible from the I.P. address already configured in your PC
Any of these choices is equally valid and totally dependent on user preference.
Method 1
METHOD 1 - USING DHCP SERVICE FOR PC I.P. ADDRESS
For installations where you are connecting to a single simple Subnet and your PC is already configured to have its
I.P. address assigned; it is recommended to allow the ConveyLinx network automatically assign an I.P. address to
your PC utilizing ConveyLinx’s built-in DHCP service. This is the easiest method particularly if your PC is already setup to have its I.P. addressed assigned.
If using the ConveyLinx DHCP service to assign your PC’s I.P. address; you do not need to even start EasyRoll to
accomplish this. By following the procedures described in section Change PC’s IP Address Procedure from
Appendix C–Configuring PC for Ethernet Subnets on page 105 you will see your PC’s TCP/IP Properties.
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If your PC is already configured to obtain an IP address
automatically; then by simply connecting you PC as
shown in Figure 23 - Initial PC Connection to ConveyLinx
Subnet is all you have to do to have the PC’s I.P. address
configured so you can use EasyRoll
MANUAL I.P. ADDRESS CONFIGURATION METHODS
Manual configuration of your PC’s I.P. address may be your preference for larger system configurations with
multiple Subnets and/or installations where you want to keep a dedicated PC connected all the time.
For installations where there are multiple ConveyLinx Subnets that share the same physical Ethernet cabling (either
directly or through Ethernet switches); it is recommended that the Subnets be pre-determined and that each AutoConfiguration Master have its Subnet set in advance of performing each of their respective Auto Configuration
Procedures. By pre-determining all Subnets required; your PC can have its I.P. address and subnet mask set to
appropriate values so that you can access all of your ConveyLinxSubnets from a single PC with EasyRoll.
Regardless of which manual procedure you choose, with your PC and EasyRoll you can easily accomplish either.
USING EASYROLL TO LOCATE AUTO-CONFIGURATION MASTER
For either manual method of I.P. address configuration, you must access the I.P. address information of the AutoConfiguration Master ConveyLinx-Ai2 on your network by using EasyRoll.
S TARTING E ASY R OLL A PPLICATION
If you followed the default installation setting when you installed EasyRoll; the program should be selected from
“Start – All Programs – Industrial Software – EasyRoll”. If you selected a different location when you installed; go
to that location and run “EasyRoll.exe”.
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When you first run
EasyRoll; you should see a
window similar to this
with greyed out status
values
and
blank
parameter boxes
Regardless of whether you need to change your PC’s I.P. address to match your already configured ConveyLinx
Subnet or change the ConveyLinx Subnet’s Auto-Configuration Master to match a subnet address you want to use;
you have to connect to the Auto-Configuration Master.
U SING THE N ETWORK S ERVICES U TILITY
One of the features of EasyRoll is that it has a utility called Network Services Discover that allows your PC to go and
find any ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules that may be physically connected to you network regardless of the I.P. address
settings of your PC or the I.P. address settings of the ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules.
To access the UDP Discover Utility; you need to invoke the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog window. To do this, press
F2.
After pressing F2, EasyRoll will
display the ConveyLinx Advanced
Dialog screen. Click on the tab
Network Services.
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After clicking the Network Services
tab, you will see the screen you
will use to both “discover” the
ConveyLinx-Ai2’s that can be found
as well as select a specific
ConveyLinx-Ai2 in which to modify
its I.P. address settings.
On this screen, click the “Discover”
button
After clicking the “Discover”
button, EasyRoll will query the
network and return a list of all
ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules it finds
and shows each module’s I.P.
address, serial number and current
Firmware. We already know that
the Auto-Configuration Master is
the ConveyLinx-Ai2 with the Node
of 20.
In this example, 19 ConveyLinxAi2’s were found and the AutoConfiguration Master is at
192.168.246.20, its serial number
is 159795 and has Firmware 2.8
Please refer to section ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog on page 72 for further descriptions for
the remaining ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog screen selection tabs.
M ETHOD 2 - C HANGE PC TO M ATCH A UTO -C ONFIG M ASTER
At this point, because you now know the Auto-Configuration Master’s I.P. address you can simply change your PC’s
IP address configuration so that is can have access to the Auto-Configuration Master’s Subnet. In the example
above, the Auto-Configuration Master’s I.P. address is 192.168.26.20 therefore the ConveyLinx Subnet is
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192.168.26. Please refer to Appendix C–Configuring PC for Ethernet Subnets for details on how to set your PC’s IP
address and subnet mask to access the ConveyLinx Subnet you discovered.
M ETHOD 3 - C HANGE A UTO -C ONFIG M ASTER I.P. A DDRESS
In cases where you want to set the Auto-Configuration Master’s I.P. address to something other than the default it
used when the Auto Configuration Procedure was performed, you can do this from the same Network Services
screen.
Double click the AutoConfiguration Master in the
list. When you do this, its I.P.
address information is filled in
as shown. Simply enter in the
new I.P. address information
you want to use and then click
the “Set” button.
After clicking the “Set” button, you can click the “Discovering” button again and EasyRoll will refresh the list of
modules at the left. You can verify that the module has the new I.P. address settings.
At this point, this particular ConveyLinx Subnet will no longer operate because its Auto
Configuration Master’s I.P. address has been changed. You must perform the Auto
Configuration Procedure again so that all downstream ConveyLinx-Ai2’s will have their I.P.
address updated to match the Auto Configuration Master’s new Subnet.
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EASYROLL MAIN SCREEN
Assuming you have either changed your PC’s configuration or changed the Auto Configuration Master’s
configuration as described above; you should now be able to use the EasyRoll main screen to view your system’s
status and change operational parameters. If you have followed the above example, simply closing the ConveyLinx
Advanced Dialog will show the main screen. The main screen is also shown when you first run EasyRoll. Figure 35
- EasyRoll Main Screen shows a typical main screen.
FIGURE 35 - EASYROLL MAIN SCREEN
The numbered items in Figure 35 - EasyRoll Main Screen show the basic functional areas and detailed descriptions
will follow for each.
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Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Description
Network IP – This is where you enter the Subnet of the particular ConveyLinx network you wish to
connect
Node No. – This is where you enter a range of Nodes in which to connect. Entering values here will
cause the “Refresh” button to enable. Clicking this button will cause the rest of the items (3, 4, and
5) to be populated.
Upstream Zone / Downstream Zone – These selections allow you to change the ZPA mode of the
particular zone as well as diagnostic controls to jog the zone (“Forced Run”) and command the zone
to Accumulate if a load arrives.
Left Zone / Right Zone Settings – These are the selections for changing MDR type, braking method,
closed loop regulation, speed, direction, and accel/decel time values. There are also “Set” and “Set
All” buttons used to write values to module(s)
Force Run – On/Off Toggle controls used to jog the local zone’s motor
Force Accumulate –On/Off toggle controls used to set the local zone to accumulation mode
Configuration Indicator – This area will display a graphic image of the current module’s detected
configuration
Please note that some of the detailed information shown in this figure may be different for your particular system
and that most of these fields will be blank until you actually initiate communications.
CONNECTING TO CONVEYLINX
Once the Network IP boxes (1) have been entered with the correct Subnet, you then type in a range of Nodes (2)
you wish to connect; the “Refresh” button will become enabled. Click the “Refresh” button and data for the rest of
the main screen should fill in.
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NODE NAVIGATION
Whatever Node is entered in the first box will
be the particular ConveyLinx-Ai2 data shown
in the remainder of the main screen.
The Node value entered in the second box
does not have to be the actual “last” node of
the network. If you enter a Node value
higher that exists; an error message will
display after you click the “Refresh” button.
For the example shown; if there were only 10
Nodes installed and you entered 12, you
would receive 2 error messages in succession
after clicking the “Refresh” button.
Clicking the “+” and “-“ buttons will
increment / decrement the Node value in the
first box and display the ConveyLinx-Ai2 data
for the new Node selected. Please note that
if you increment past the value of the last
physical Node installed, you will receive an
error message.
NODE IDENTIFICATION
EasyRollmain screen has a feature identified as “Blink & Wink” that allows you to visually verify the Node you have
selected.
If a valid Node is selected in the first text box in
the “Node No.” area and its information is
displayed on the main screen; clicking the
“Blink&Wink” switch will signal the selected
ConveyLinx-Ai2 to blink on and off all of its LED
indicators. Click the “Blink&Wink” switch again
to turn this off.
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MODULE DIAGNOSTIC WINDOW
By clicking the image of the ConveyLinx-Ai2 module in the upper right of the main screen will open the Module
Diagnostic Window.
Click the image in the upper
right to open the Module
Diagnostic Window and
display the current status of
the selected node
When opened, the Module Diagnostic Window displays the current status of the selected connected module. This
window shows the current status of the module as well as the zone status of this module’s immediate upstream
and downstream connections. You can also see the state of any connected sensors and motors. An example is
shown in Figure 36.
FIGURE 36 - MODULE DIAGNOSTIC WINDOW EXAMPLE
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One very useful feature of the Module Diagnostic Window is that you can mouse-over the image of each roller and
a pop-up will display the pertinent motor parameters as well as the part number and serial number of the
connected roller as shown in Figure 37.
Motor Roller
Part Number
and Serial
Number
FIGURE 37 - MODULE DIAGNOSTIC SHOWING MOTOR ROLLER DATA
A powerful feature of the ConveyLinx-Ai module is that it retains
the part number, serial number, and usage data for the last 32
motors that have been connected. This data is also preserved if
a module is replaced as described in section Automatic Module
Replacement on page 48.
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UPSTREAM / DOWNSTREAM ZONE CONFIGURATION
Once you have selected the particular Node you wish to view and/or modify, you can go to the particular settings.
Selecting the pull down box for “ZPA Mode”
will show the available selections.
Singulation is the default configuration.
Please refer to section
ZPA Mode Selections for descriptions for
Train and GAP Train modes.
Clicking the “Run” switch will cause the
zone’s MDR to jog in its default rotation
direction.
Clicking the “Accumulate” switch will place
the zone in accumulation mode and the
next load that arrives at that zone will stop
and remain until you click the switch again
to turn off the accumulation mode.
Selecting a new setting from the “ZPA
Mode” drop down box immediately
changes the zone’s mode. If you want to
set all Upstream zones for the range of
nodes entered in the “Node No.” text
boxes, then click the “Set All” buttons.
Similarly, you can do the same operation in
the “Downstream Zone” portion of the
main screen.
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ZPA MODE SELECTIONS
Singulation mode is the default configuration for all zones upon the completion of the Auto Configuration
Procedure. Please refer to section Default Singulation Release ZPA Mode on page 44 for description. The following
sections describe the ZPA modes available via EasyRoll.
T RAIN R ELEASE M ODE
For zones configured for Train Release Mode; when the downstream train zone releases, all subsequent upstream
zones begin to run simultaneously. This makes the MDR conveyor operate similar to a conventional single drive
roller conveyor in that all loads move at once. Figure 38 illustrates a typical Train Release example.
FIGURE 38 - TRAIN RELEASE EXAMPLE
Please note that singulation and train modes are configurable per zone and can be mixed
on the same network.
GAP T RAIN R ELEASE M ODE
Gap Train is a variant to Train release in that it incorporates a fixed time delay prior to allowing the loads to move.
The typical usage of Gap Train would be to apply this configuration to the discharge zone of a group of zones
already placed in Train mode. This configuration could be used to assure a specific minimum gap between cartons.
For example, let’s say the Gap Timer is set to 5 seconds on the discharge zone and we have 10 zones behind this
discharge zone all set to Train Mode and all zones are occupied and accumulated. We then release the carton in
the discharge zone. All cartons in all 10 zones move simultaneously because they are in Train mode. Once the
lead carton in the discharge zone has cleared its photo-sensor; the Gap Timer starts. The next carton arriving at
the discharge zone will stop at the discharge zone and remain stopped until the Gap Timer expires. When the Gap
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Timer expires; the discharge zone will release and the train of cartons in all 10 upstream zones will again move
simultaneously forward.
When you select “Gap Train” from the “ZPA
Mode” drop-down box; the “Gap Timer” data
entry box and “Set” button are enabled. Simply
enter the desired time value and click the “Set”
button to update the value in the selected Node
Gap Train mode is designed to be used at the discharge zone of a group of zones
configured for Train mode. If more than one consecutive zone is configured as Gap Train;
then each of these zones will in turn require that their respective gap timers expire.
Depending on the time value used, the result will appear to be Singulation mode.
T-B ONE C ONFIGURATION
In conveyor applications, transferring a load at a right angle from one conveyor to another often requires special
lifting and lowering mechanisms. In certain applications, one conveyor can simply drive its load off of its
downstream zone directly onto the upstream zone of another conveyor that is perpendicularly oriented. This type
configuration is commonly defined as a T-Bone arrangement. ConveyLinx contains the logic to control a T-Bone
arrangement without requiring any external control interface or programming. Figure 39 shows the kind of T-Bone
arrangement that is available within ConveyLinx without any external control interface.
FIGURE 39 - TYPICAL T-ZONE CONFIGURATION
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Material handling considerations such as discharge conveyor speed and load weight have
to be analysed prior to implementing a T-Bone configuration. Be sure to verify your
mechanical design and load characteristics before utilizing a T-Bone arrangement.
C ONNECTING C ONVEY L INX -A I 2 FOR T-B ONE A RRANGEMENT
A T-Bone arrangement can be made operational in one of two ways:
1.
Sending and Accepting zones can be on the same ConveyLinx-Ai2
2.
Sending and Accepting zones can be on separate ConveyLinx-Ai2’s.
Figure 40 and Figure 41 depict two ways to connect the MDR’s and photo-sensors to ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules to
result in a valid T-Bone configuration.
FIGURE 40 - SINGLE MODULE T-BONE EXAMPLE
FIGURE 41 - TWO MODULE T-BONE EXAMPLE
To configure a T-Bone arrangement to operate properly, the “T-zone Accept Time” on the main screen must be set
to a non-zero value. This time value is the duration that the accepting zone’s rollers will delay in running so the
upstream sending zone can convey the load onto stopped rollers in the accepting zone. Once this time value has
expired, the accepting zone’s rollers will be enabled to run based upon normal downstream conditions. A value of
200 milliseconds is typical for nominal MDR system speeds.
Enter the value, for example 0.200 for 200 milliseconds
and click the “Set” button. Whether to change the
Upstream Zone or Downstream Zone value on the main
screen is dependent upon which zone is the accepting
zone. The “T-zone accept time” is always applied to the
accepting zone.
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I GNORE J AM S ETTINGS
Any individual zone or group of zones can be configured to ignore the auto reset time delay for either or both of
the detected jam conditions. These jam conditions are described in section Jam Condition on page 46. Selecting
either of these options will not eliminate the detection of the particular jam condition; it simply eliminates the
default time delay the logic utilizes before automatically clearing the condition. For example, assume the Jam
Timer setting is 5 seconds. If a particular zone sensor remains blocked while its zone is running for 5 seconds, the
zone will stop and there will be a sensor jam condition. Under default configuration, the sensor must be cleared
for 5 seconds (same value as Jam Timer setting) before the zone will return to automatic function. If the checkbox
for “Ignore Sensor Jam” is selected, this delay of 5 seconds after the sensor is clear is not used and the zone will
return to normal automatic operation immediately after the sensor is cleared.
Similarly for the Arrival Jam, if a load is in transit from upstream to downstream, the logic expects the load to
arrive downstream within the time dictated by the Jam Timer setting. If it does not arrive within this time window,
there is an Arrival Jam. After the Arrival Jam is detected, by default, it will automatically clear after the Jam Timer
value of time has expired again. By selecting the checkbox for “Ignore Arrival Jam”, the logic will not wait for the
additional delay time and the Arrival Jam will automatically reset immediately after being detected.
Clicking either or both checkboxes will cause the
zone’s logic to ignore the reset delay for the
particular jam condition.
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MDR SETTINGS
The two largest areas of the main screen are for “Left Zone” and “Right Zone” and these areas display MDR
settings and overall status as well as the ability to change motor settings.
M OTOR T YPE
The “Motor Type” pull-down box lists all motor
brand and types whose profiles are available for
ConveyLinx Ai2. Senergy Boost is the default setting
upon completion of the Auto-Configuration
Procedure. The new settings are downloaded to the
selected Node upon selecting a new item from the
list. Clicking “Set All” will download the selected
setting to the Left Zones of all ConveyLinx Ai2’s
entered in the range of Nodes at the top of the main
screen in the “Node No:” boxes. If for example the
“Node No.” boxes had the values of 5 and 12;
changing the selection in the “Motor Type” pull
down will change Node 5 and clicking “Set All” will
change Nodes 6 thru 12 to the same setting as Node
5.
Please consult your particular MDR’s documentation and review your application if you
are unsure as to which motor-type setting to use. Please also refer to Appendix E – Power
Supply Loading on page 111 for additional information.
B RAKE M ETHOD
The “Brake Method” pull-down box lists all the
MDR braking methods available for ConveyLinx-Ai2.
Normal is the default setting upon completion of
the Auto-Configuration Procedure. The new
settings are downloaded to the selected Node
upon selecting a new item from the list. Clicking
“Set All” will download the selected setting to the
Left Zones of all ConveyLinx-Ai2’s entered in the
range of Nodes at the top of the main screen in the
“Node No:” boxes. If for example the “Node No.”
boxes had the values of 5 and 12; changing the
selection in the “Brake Method” pull down will
change Node 5 and clicking “Set All” will change
Nodes 6 thru 12 to the same setting as Node 5.
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The following table defines the MDR Braking Methods available:
Method
Normal
Free
Servo Brake 1
Description
Standard Dynamic braking - MDR power circuit in ConveyLinx-Ai2 is internally
connected during motor stop sequence to provide backward energy to bring rotor
to a stop. When ConveyLinx-Ai2 has detected that the motor has stopped; all
winding current is shut off from the MDR. This is the MDR industry standard
braking method and is the default factory setting for all ConveyLinx-Ai2 zones
from the Auto-Configuration Procedure
MDR power circuit in ConveyLinx-Ai2 is internally disconnected to allow rotor to
“free spin” until its mechanical load brings it to a stop.
When a zone is commanded to stop; the ConveyLinx-Ai2 utilizes the MDR’s Hall
Effect sensors to determine the position of the rotor and will inject current into
the motor windings to maintain rotor position.
Please note that for Servo Brake modes, the motor circuitry supplies power to the motor
to keep it in position. The more torque required to hold the motor rotor position will
result in more current being supplied. Prolonged braking at higher torque values can
result in motor over current and/or over heating conditions.
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S PEED
The Speed setting value is in meters per second (m/s). The Senergy-Ai2 motor roller contains data as to its
particular gear reduction ratio and roller diameter that is readable by the ConveyLinx-Ai2 module. EasyRoll then
uses this information to indicate whether the speed you enter is valid for the connected roller.
Motor Roller gear reduction can be determined from the motor roller part number which can be shown by mouseover in the Module Diagnostic Window. Please visit pulseroller.com for more information on determining the
rated speed and valid speed range for a given part number
For example, the motor roller information displayed in Figure 37 indicates that the rated speed of the motor roller
we have connected to our module is 60 meters/minute, or 1 meter/second.
Entering a value of “1” for the speed
and clicking “Set” will set the speed
for the roller. If the background of
the speed entry box remains white,
then the speed is valid for the roller
part number detected by the
module.
For our example roller, entering a
speed of 2 m/s is over its allowable
maximum speed. The background of
the speed entry box will change to
red indicating the speed setting is
too high
For our example roller, entering a
speed of 0.1 m/s is under its
allowable minimum speed. The
background of the speed entry box
will change to blue indicating the
speed setting is too low
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M OTOR D IRECTION
This setting is either Clock-Wise (CW) or Counter-Clock Wise and is determined for each ConveyLinx-Ai2 based
upon the Auto-Configuration Procedure results. Please refer to section Motor Direction Definition on page 30 for
definition of rotation direction.
This setting is available because some mechanical designs or situations may cause the MDR to be mounted such
that the MDR cable exits the opposite side of the conveyor from the ConveyLinx-Ai2 module.
Please note that Motor Direction does not have a “Set All” button because motor direction is determined during
the Auto-Configuration Procedure.
A CCELERATION / D ECELERATION
The acceleration and deceleration control for a given MDR is configurable in value of distance rotated. The default
acceleration value is 30mm and the default deceleration time is 30mm.
The limit for acceleration values is 0.03 meters (30mm) to 10 meters. The limit for deceleration values is 0 to 10
meters.
CONVEYLINX ADVANCED DIALOG
We introduced the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog briefly in section Using the Network Services Utility on page 56.
This section will define the remaining tab selections from this screen.
INVOKING THE CONVEYLINX ADVANCED DIALOG
To invoke the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog, simply press the following keyboard keys:
F2 or [Shift][Ctrl]U
Whatever Node is entered in the first box
when you press [SHIFT][CTRL] U or F2 will be
the particular ConveyLinx-Ai2 Node data in
context for the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog
tab selections when the dialog screen pops up.
L OOK A HEAD & T IMING
The default screen tab of the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog is the Look Ahead & Timing settings.
L OOK A HEAD F EATURE
The Look Ahead feature configures the ConveyLinx-Ai2 logic to “look ahead” to its next downstream zone and if it
is occupied when a load is entering its zone, ConveyLinx-Ai2 will dynamically adjust the MDR to the selected speed.
This feature would be used in higher speed applications were increased stopping distance is required to keep loads
from over-travelling their stop positions. This function can be applied per zone or system-wide.
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FIGURE 42 - NORMAL RUNNING BEFORE LOOK AHEAD ENABLES
In Figure 42, conveyor runs at the speed configured for ConveyLinx-Ai2 per the Auto-Configuration Procedure or
the value entered if it was manually changed.
FIGURE 43 - LOOK AHEAD ENABLED
As shown in Figure 43, when a carton arrives at Zone C’s photo-sensor, Zone B’s ConveyLinx-Ai2 will automatically
adjust the speed of Zone B to the configured Look Ahead speed.
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Click the checkbox to enable the
Look Ahead feature for the
selected Node. Clicking the “Set”
buttons will download the setting
to the respective zone on the
selected Node. The value entered
for the slowdown speed is in
percent of the Node’s speed as
set on the main screen. In this
example, the slowdown speed will
be proportional to 50% of 0.5
m/s. (Refer to the Easyroll Tool
Pop-Up Dialogue for more detail
information regarding Slow Down
and Fast Release Time.)
Clicking “Set All” will enable the
Look Ahead feature at the %
speed entered for all Nodes in the
range of Nodes on the main
screen. (Refer to the Easyroll Tool
Pop-Up Dialogue for detailed
information regarding Slow Down
and Fast Release Time feature.)
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J AM , A UTO C LEAR , AND R UN A FTER T IMERS
The Jam timers are used by the logic as the expected time it takes for a load to travel from one zone to the next. If
this timer expires before the load reaches the next zone, ConveyLinx-Ai2 will indicate a Jam condition. Jam
condition at any zone will automatically clear once its photo-sensor has been clear for the Jam timer value.
If a zone is in a Jam condition and its photo-sensor remains blocked; the photo-sensor must be cleared and remain
clear for the Jam time value. When a given zone is in a jammed condition, the logic inhibits any upstream loads
from entering that zone.
The default value for the Jam timer is 5 seconds and the valid range of values for any given Jam timer can be found
is from 1 seconds to 20 seconds.
The Auto Clear Timer is the amount of times that ConveyLinx-Ai2 waits before trying to clear a jam. After a Jam
does occur, it’s now possible to set a time to wait before attempting to clear the current jam and trying again.
The Run After time value is used by the logic for normal zone discharge. This is the amount of time the zone’s MDR
is to continue run after its photo-sensor has been clear when discharging to the next downstream zone. This extra
run time allows the zone to run so that the trailing edge of the carton will completely pass the photo-sensor and
fully enter the next zone. This timer value is adjustable to compensate for special conditions where a zone photosensor is required to be placed farther upstream or downstream.
The default value for the Run After timer is 1 second, the ranges for the Auto Clear Timer is from 0 to 10, and the
valid range of values for any given Run After timer is from 0.1 seconds to 6 seconds.
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Clicking any of the “Set”
buttons for either Jam or
Run After timers will
download the entered
setting to the respective
zone on the selected
Node. (Refer to the
EasyRoll Tool Pop-Up
Dialogue for detailed
information regarding the
Jam and Auto Clear Timer
settings and functions)
Clicking “Set All” for
either the Jam or Run
After timers will set the
entered values for all
Nodes in the range of
Nodes on the main
screen. (Refer to the
EasyRoll Tool Pop-Up
Dialogue for detailed
information regarding the
Jam and Auto Clear Timer
settings and functions)
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U PGRADE
The Upgrade tab screen gives access to the ConveyLinx-Ai2 firmware utility. Over time, enhancements and
features may be added to the ConveyLinx family of products. These features and enhancements are typically made
available to customers in the form of firmware upgrade files that need to be uploaded to your ConveyLinx-Ai2
modules.
A firmware upgrade will be in the form of a data file sent to you or made available for download. The
Upgrade utility allows you to browse for this data file and then select a single Node or group of Nodes to
upload.
Upon selecting the
Upgrade screen tab,
EasyRoll fills in the I.P.
address of the range of
Nodes entered on the
main screen. Click the
“Browse” button to open
a file selection dialog
window.
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With the “Open” dialog
displayed, navigate to the
location on your PC
where you placed the
firmware upgrade file you
received. Select the file
and click “Open”.
In this example, we
clicked “Upload ALL” so
the selected firmware
upgrade file will be sent
to all 6 Nodes. The
“Output” window will
update the progress of
the file uploading process.
The time it takes for this
process will vary
depending upon how
many Nodes are being
uploaded.
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When all Nodes report
back to the “Output”
window with a status of
Done; then the upload is
complete and you can
close the ConveyLinx
Advanced Dialog window.
C ONNECTIONS
The Connections utility uses EasyRoll to instruct a given ConveyLinx-Ai2 to make a logical connection to another
ConveyLinx-Ai2 that it otherwise would not have made during the Auto-Configuration Procedure. For applications
where you have more than one ConveyLinx Subnet, this would be the way to logically connect the most
downstream Node of one Subnet to the most upstream Node of another Subnet.
C ONNECT T WO N ETWORKS T OGETHER
Figure 44 shows a typical boundary between two Subnets. The most downstream Node of the first Subnet has an
I.P. address of 192.168.27.25 and the most upstream Node of the second Subnet has an I.P. address of
192.168.25.20.
FIGURE 44 - SUBNET BOUNDARY EXAMPLE
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By simply connecting a crossover Ethernet cable between these two boundary Nodes and then using EasyRoll
establish the “logical” connection between the two Subnets; you can achieve seamless flow between the two
networks. This is shown in Figure 45.
FIGURE 45 - SUBNET BOUNDARY EXAMPLE WITH CABLE
The procedure requires that you have to instruct Node at 192.168.27.25 to convey loads to Node at 192.168.25.20,
and likewise you have to instruct Node at 192.168.25.20 to accept loads from Node at 192.168.27.25.
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Configuring Node at 192.168.27.25
From the main screen, first enter the correct Subnet into the “Network IP” boxes and the correct Node you want to
connect. In this case we know that xxx.xxx.xxx.25 is Node 6 for this particular Subnet.
Invoke the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog and select the Connections tab.
Note that the Node is being viewed is in the center and it is greyed out. Also note that its Downstream designation
indicates “None”.
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We want to change the Downstream flow to I.P. address 192.168.25.20 which is the next downstream Node.
Click the IP Address button and enter the correct I.P. address value and click the “Apply” button.
Please note that this will take approximately 20 seconds for the module to accept the change and then the module
will automatically restart.
At this point we are half-way complete in that we now have to instruct the downstream module to accept from
upstream.
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Configuring Node at 192.168.25.20
From the main screen, first enter the correct Subnet into the “Network IP” boxes and the correct Node you want to
connect. In this case we know that xxx.xxx.xxx.20 is Node 1 for this particular Subnet.
Invoke the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog and select the Connections tab.
Note that the Node is being viewed is in the center and it is greyed out. Also note that its Upstream designation
indicates “None”.
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We want to tell this Node to accept loads from I.P. address 192.168.27.25 which is the next upstream Node.
Click the IP Address button and enter the correct I.P. address value and click the “Apply” button.
Please note that this will take approximately 20 seconds for the module to accept the change and then the module
will automatically restart.
Now we are complete and loads should flow from Node at 192.168.27.25 to Node at 192.168.25.20
The above example requires that your PC can access multiple Subnets. Please refer to
Appendix C–Configuring PC for Ethernet Subnets for further details.
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Further description and application examples of Ethernet networked solutions are included
in separate Insight Automation publication ConveyLinx Developer’s Guide(publication ERSC1500)
N ETWORK S ERVICES
The Network Services screen is used to both explore any networks reachable by the PC for any ConveyLinx-Ai2
modules and it is used to set the I.P. address of a selected ConveyLinx-Ai2. Refer to section Using the Network
Services Utility on page 56 for details.
S PECIAL S ERVICES
Each ConveyLinx-Ai2 maintains a running time meter for each MDR connected to it. This value is displayed as
Operating Time on the main screen (see Figure 35). This screen on the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog allows you to
reset this meter in the event you have to replace a given MDR.
Another function on the Special Services screen is a button used to clear an MDR short circuit error. This particular
error is not logically cleared based upon an elapsed period timeout or other such reset. An MDR short circuit error
requires that either the ConveyLinx-Ai2 be powered down and then powered back up or by clicking the “Reset”
button on this screen. This function is made available in EasyRoll as a convenience so you don’t have to cycle the
power on the ConveyLinx-Ai2.
The last function on the Special Services screen is Touch and Go. This function, when enabled, allows the MDR to
detect motion on the roller surface and to use this to signal a zone wake-up condition. For example an operator
can place a carton in the zone and give it a gentle push in the direction of flow and the zone will automatically
wake-up. There are check boxes for both the upstream and downstream zones to enable this function per zone.
S ENSOR P ORT A UX I/O P IN 2 U SAGE
Pin 2 on each of the two Sensor port’s M8 connector on the ConveyLinx-Ai2 is configurable as to its potential
function. This pin can function as either an input or an output. The default “out-of-the-box” usage for Pin 2 is
“Not Used”. Using the Pin 2 Usage screen from the ConveyLinx Advanced Dialog allows you to select one of the
following functions for each zone on the module:
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None: Ignore any input signal on Pin 2
Accumulate: Input for local zone accumulate command
Wake up: Input for local zone wake-up signal
Wake-up with Timeout
Lane Full Interface: Input for local Lane Full Interface signal
Module Error Output
Product on Zone Output
Sensor Error Output
Mirror Pin 4
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Depending on how the module is configured, you can independently select which of these functions you want to
reside on which of the 2 sensor port’s Pin 2 signals.
M OST D OWNSTREAM Z ONE
Please note that by default and without any intervention, the most downstream zone will always try to discharge
product. To control this you need to utilize the Aux I/O Pin 2 signal for the most downstream zone as an
Accumulate input.
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Assuming the most downstream zone
is connected to the right side of the
module; we set the Right Aux I/O Pin
2 to “Accumulate” from the drop
down box and make sure we click the
“DN” arrow to indicate that the Right
Pin 2 signal is to be associated with
the Downstream Zone. When the
Right Pin 2 signal is energized, the
downstream zone will stop when an
item arrives on its sensor.
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M OST U PSTREAM Z ONE
Similarly, by default and without any intervention, the most upstream zone will never turn on to accept new
product. To cause the most upstream zone to run to accept an item with a wired signal, you need to utilize the
Aux I/O Pin 2 for the upstream zone as a Wake up input.
Assuming the most upstream zone is
connected to the left side of the
module; we set the Left Pin 2 to
“Wake up” from the drop down box
and make sure we click the “DN”
arrow to indicate that the Left Pin 2
signal is to be associated with the
Upstream Zone. When the Left Pin 2
signal is energized, the upstream zone
will run to accept an item.
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A CCUMULATE I NTERMEDIATE Z ONE
By default and without intervention; all zones in between the most upstream and most downstream zones always
try to convey items downstream as long as the next downstream zone is clear. To cause an intermediate zone to
accumulate based upon a wired signal, you need to utilize the Aux I/O Pin 2 signal for the zone in questions as an
Accumulate input.
Assuming the intermediate zone we
want to accumulate is the upstream
zone and the upstream zone is
connected to the Left side of the
module; we set the Left Aux I/O Pin 2
to “Accumulate” from the drop down
box and make sure we click the “UP”
arrow to indicate that the Left Pin 2
signal is to be associated with the
Upstream Zone. When the Left Pin 2
is energized, the upstream zone will
accumulate the next item that arrives.
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L ANE F ULL I NTERFACE
A special case of the accumulate signal for the most downstream zone is referred to as Lane Full Interface. When
Lane Full Interface is used on the most downstream zone; the input signal is treated with a block and clear timer
such that when the signal is energized, the signal must remain energized for the “block” timer duration. When the
block timer expires, then the zone is set to accumulate. Similarly, when the signal is de-energized, the signal must
remain de-energized for the “clear” timer duration. When the clear time expires, the zone is set to release as
normal. The Lane Full Interface also disables the Arrival Jam detection logic such that no arrival verification signal
from downstream is required. This means that as long as the signal is on (and the block time has expired) items
arriving at the most downstream sensor will immediately release.
Assuming the most downstream zone
is connected to the right side of the
module; we set the Right Aux I/O Pin
2 to “Lane Full Interface” from the
drop down box and make sure we
click the “DN” arrow to indicate that
the Right Pin 2 signal is to be
associated with the Downstream
Zone. In our example we entered 3
seconds for the Block Time and 4
seconds for the Clear Time.
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M OST U PSTREAM Z ONE H ANDSHAKE I NTERLOCK
In applications where the equipment feeding the most upstream zone of ConveyLinx-Ai2 controlled conveyor
requires a handshake interlock to know when the most upstream zone of the ConveyLinx-Ai2 controlled conveyor
is empty and ready to accept a new item, this can be achieved by utilizing both the Left and Right Aux I/O Pin
signals. One of the Aux I/O Pin 2 signals needs to be set as an input to Wake Up the zone and the other sginal
needs to be configured as an output to indicate whether there is Product on Zone. When this Product on Zone
output is energized, then the feeding equipment knows that the most upstream zone is occupied and is not ready
to accept a new item.
Assuming the most upstream zone is
connected to the left side of the
module; we set the Left Pin 2 to
“Wake Up” from the drop down box
and make sure we click the “UP”
arrow to indicate that the Left Pin 2
signal is to be associated with the
Upstream Zone. Similarly we select
“Product on Zone” for the Right Pin 2
signal and click the diagonal arrow to
indicate that this signal is to reflect
the status of the Upstream zone.
Selecting this arrow
indicates that the Right
Pin 2 signal is to be
associated with the
Upstream zone (UP)
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M OST D OWNSTREAM Z ONE H ANDSHAKE I NTERLOCK
In applications where the equipment accepting product from the most downstream zone of ConveyLinx-Ai2
controlled conveyor requires a handshake interlock to know when the most downstream zone of the ConveyLinxAi2 controlled conveyor is occupied and ready to discharge the item, this can be achieved by utilizing both the Left
and Right Aux I/O Pin signals. One of the Aux I/O Pin 2 signals needs to be set as an input to Accumulate the zone
and the other signal needs to be configured as an output to indicate whether there is Product on Zone. When this
Product on Zone output is energized, then the accepting equipment knows that the most downstream zone is
occupied and is ready to discharge the item.
Assuming the most downstream zone
is connected to the right side of the
module; we set the Right Pin 2 to
“Accumulate” from the drop down
box and make sure we click the “DN”
arrow to indicate that the Right Pin 2
signal is to be associated with the
Downstream Zone. Similarly we
select “Product on Zone” for the Left
Pin 2 signal and click the diagonal
arrow to indicate that this signal is to
reflect the status of the Downstream
zone.
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indicates that the Left Pin
2 signal is to be
associated with the
Downstream zone (DN)
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I NVERTING THE A UX I/O P IN 2 S IGNALS
On this dialog, you can also invert the meaning of the
electrical signal by checking the “Invert” box for either
or both Pins. In this example, because we have the
Invert box checked for both Pin signals, their
respective functions will be activated when their
signal is electrically OFF.
Note that the Invert function works similarly for the
output signals. If “Product on Zone” is selected as a
function, with the Invert box checked when the zone
is occupied, the electrical signal will be OFF. With the
Invert box checked, when the zone is clear, the
electrical signal will be ON.
Please refer to Appendix B - IOX-2Breakout Module beginning on
page 99 for details on connecting and wiring devices for access
to Aux I/O Pin 2 signals
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F LEX Z ONE
ConveyLinx-Ai2 modules will automatically detect that a given carton is longer than one zone length and
automatically adjust accumulation control so that the longer carton occupies two logical zones and will keep the
next upstream carton from conveying into the longer carton. Flex Zone mode operates for both singulation and
train release mode. This tab allows you to either enable or disable the feature.
Please note that Flex Zone function has to be enabled or disabled for the entire subnet. It
cannot be disabled or enabled on a per zone basis or for group of zones within the same
subnet.
S ENSORS
The sensors tab displays the status of how the sensor was configured during the initial “Auto Configuration” of the
system. For example, if all the sensors on the system are light energized normally open then the corresponding
zone’s sensor will show “off blocked”. Use this tab to change each modules default sensor configuration to match
what is existing. Please refer to the EasyRoll Tool’s self-help pop up dialog for more details regarding changing the
sensor’s or sensor’s error state after auto-configuration.
E XTENSIONS
The Extension tab allows you to extend or “slave” a single or multiple zones to one “master” zone. By going to the
upstream or downstream node of the module you’d like to extend you can select “This module (current node) is
an extension of the downstream or upstream (node that you’d like for the current node to extend to). One
example of extensions in use can be found in the appendix section Using Extensions for a Lift Gate on page 107.
You can also refer to the EasyRoll Tool Pop-Up dialog for detailed description of operation when checking this
option in Control Ports.
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APPENDIX A – MODULE DIMENSIONS
Dimensions in mm
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APPENDIX B - IOX-2BREAKOUT MODULE
The IOX-2breakout module provides a convenient plug and play means to separate the zone sensor and Aux I/O
signals on the ConveyLinx-Ai2 module’s sensor port. The IOX-2 utilizes M8 style connection headers so you can
connect your M8 style zone sensor as well as M8 style cable (or additional sensor) for access to the Aux I/O Pin 2
signal. The IOX-2 also contains wire terminal access for the Aux I/O Pin 2 signals for complete flexibility.
FIGURE 46 - IOX-2 MODULE (DIMENSIONS IN MM)
The following figures illustrate the typical usage and connection details for Aux I/O ConveyLinx-Ai and ConveyLinxAi2 applications
FIGURE 47 - WAKE UP AND LANE FULL INTERFACE SENSORS AS M8 STYLE
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FIGURE 48 - WAKE UP AND LANE FULL INTERFACE SENSORS CONNECTED TO WIRE TERMINALS
FIGURE 49 - WAKE UP AND LANE FULL INTERFACE SIGNALS AS DEVICE CONTACTS
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FIGURE 50 - UPSTREAM WAKE UP WITH PRODUCT ON ZONE OUTPUT EXAMPLE
FIGURE 51 - DOWNSTREAM LANE FULL INTERFACE WITH PRODUCT ON ZONE EXAMPLE
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FIGURE 52 - AUX M8 PORT USED AS OUTPUT
FIGURE 53 - TYPICAL CONNECTION WIRING DIAGRAMS
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APPENDIX C–CONFIGURING PC FOR ETHERNET SUBNETS
CONVEYLINX, IP ADDRESSES, AND SUBNETS
In order to connect to a ConveyLinx network and/or utilize and manage a multiple subnet ConveyLinx conveyor
installation; a certain level of Ethernet I.P. addressing knowledge is required. This reference provides some
background information and a quick guide for setting up your PC to be able to take full advantage of ConveyLinx
and EasyRoll.
Your PC’s I.P. address is used by an Ethernet network to identify the PC on a network. An I.P. address is
constructed of 4 numbers or octets. Each of the numbers can be a value from 0 to 255. The format of an I.P.
address is:
AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD
Where AAA, BBB, CCC, and DDD can theoretically be any values from 0 to 255 each. For any given network, this I.P.
address is unique for each PC on the network. The AAA value identifies the Class of the network and is most
relevant to I.T. professionals and other entities such as internet providers, etc. For our purposes, we will use a
Class C type network which uses the value 192 for AAA. For the BBB value we will use 168. The 192.168 value for
the first 2 octets of our I.P. address is the most common for user configurable networks. The values AAA.BBB.CCC
together identify the Subnet that the PC will be connected. The Subnet can be thought of as a group of PC’s or
ConveyLinx modules that can all communicate directly with each other. For example, if a PC’s I.P. Subnet
(AAA.BBB.CCC) address is 192.168.0; then any other PC or device on the same network who’s Subnet is equal to
192.168.0 can communicate with each other. In this case, our network can have up to 256 devices because the
DDD octet has to be in the range of 0 to 255 and each complete I.P. address has to be unique. Any other PC’s or
ConveyLinx modules on our network who’s Subnet does not equal 192.168.0 will not be able to communicate with
each other.
In order to allow your PC to communicate with more than 256 possible address on its network; your PC’s I.P.
address configuration also uses another 4 octet value known as the Subnet Mask. This value allows your PC to see
other Subnets on the same network.
The following figure shows some typical values for Subnet Mask and the resulting number of Subnets that can be
addressed:
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FIGURE 54 - AVAILABLE SUBNETS PER TYPICAL SUBNET MASK VALUES
As you can see, by simply manipulating the Subnet Mask values, you can configure your PC to see multiple
ConveyLinx networks.
CONFIGURATION EXAMPLE
Your PC’s I.P. address is used by an Ethernet network to identify the PC on a network. For most office networks,
the I.P. address is automatically assigned by your office network or in smaller networks (like a home network) the
IP address is assigned by a router device. In some cases, your I.T. department may assign your PC or laptop a fixed
I.P. address.
For our example we wish to be able to communicate with up to 4 separate ConveyLinx Subnets. With a properly
configured PC, we can use EasyRoll to view and set parameters for all modules on all 4 networks.
The following figure illustrates how we want our PC’s I.P. address settings to be configured:
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FIGURE 55 - IP ADDRESS CONFIGURATION EXAMPLE
Please Note: The ConveyLinx IP address structure is designed such that all ConveyLinx-Ai2’s last octet (DDD) of
their address is greater than or equal to 20 and less than or equal to 240. This leaves 36 spare valid addresses (256
– 220 = 36) on the same Subnet for other devices such as PC’s and PLC’s. In our example, the last Octet for the PC’s
I.P. address is arbitrarily set to 10. This value could be any value from 0 to 19 or 241 to 255. Network conventions
are such that on a given Subnet the last octet (DDD) values of 0 and 1 are usually reserved for the Default Gateway
which is often the address of an Ethernet router.
Also note that our example is utilizing all the possible Subnets for the Subnet Mask (255.255.252.0) shown. From
Figure 54 above; we could have selected any of the values for X on the chart that was listed above the 252 value.
In these cases there would simply be more Subnets available to address.
CHANGE PC’S IP ADDRESS PROCEDURE
To change your PC’s I.P. address, click Start – Control Panel – Network Connections – Local Area Network. This will
display your Local Area Connection Status window (1). From this window, click Properties (2) and it will display
your Local Area Connection Properties window (3). Scroll down the selection box and single click to select Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) (4). Then click the Properties button (5):
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5
When you click properties (5), the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window appears. For this example, we are
assuming that your PC is being assigned its I.P. address by your office network. This is indicated by the text entry
boxes in this window being greyed out. Click on the selector button for Use the Following IP address (6) and the
text entry boxes will become active to allow entry.
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Per our example, we need to enter the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway values (7) and click OK for the
settings to take place. Please note in (7) that we entered a value into the Default gateway field. This may or may
not be required depending on whether your network has a specific router device. In most cases, this value is the
same Subnet as the IP address field and its last octet (DDD value) is usually 0 or 1.
Please consult your I.T. department if you are unsure about modifying your PC’s IP
Address.
Upon reaching item 5; if your PC has a values entered for IP address, Subnet mask, and
Default gateway; be sure to record these values before you click the button in item 6.
Once you click the Use the following IP address button in item 6, these values will be lost!
Once you are done with communicating with your ConveyLinx network(s) and you need to
return you PC to its previous network settings; simply follow this procedure again and reenter the previous values you recorded.
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APPENDIX D – APPLICATION EXAMPLES
USING EXTENSIONS FOR A LIFT GATE
The most common use of the Extension mode configuration available from the Connections tab selection is for a
powered lift gate. Figure 56 shows a typical powered lift gate example. In this example the ConveyLinx-Ai2 on the
lifting or gate portion of conveyor has 2 MDR’s and no photo-sensors. Normal operation when the gate is down is
for the MDR’s on the gate to run when its immediate downstream zone runs so as to create “one long logical
zone”. This means that if a load is accumulated on the upstream zone of Node 192.168.25.25; a load arriving at
the downstream zone of Node 192.168.25.23 will stop and accumulate and no loads will ever be logically
accumulated or stopped on the gate portion. In order accomplish this we need to first establish the logical flow
from 192.168.25.23 to Node 192.168.25.25. Secondly, we will then instruct Node 192.168.25.24 to be an Extension
to the upstream zone of Node 192.168.25.25.
FIGURE 56 - TYPICAL LIFT GATE EXAMPLE
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Configure Node 192.168.25.23
From the main screen, enter the correct Subnet and then select the proper Node within the Subnet. In this case it
is Node 4 of Subnet 192.168.25. Invoke the ConveyLinxAdvanced Dialog. Note that Node 4’s information is
displayed in the center and that it is greyed out.
From the Auto-Configuration Procedure, Node 4’s natural upstream Node is 3 and its natural downstream Node 5.
In this case we want to skip over Node 5 because it will be our Slave zone. We want Node 6 to be the Node that
accepts loads from Node 4. Select Node 6 from the pull down box and click apply.
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Configure Node 192.168.25.25
From the main screen, enter the correct Subnet and then select the proper Node within the Subnet. In this case it
is Node 6 of Subnet 192.168.25. Invoke the ConveyLinxAdvanced Dialog. Note that Node 6’s information is
displayed in the center and that it is greyed out.
From the Auto-Configuration Procedure, Node 6’s natural upstream Node is 5. In this case we want our upstream
zone to be fed from Node 4 instead of Node 5 because Node 5 will be our Slave zone. For the Upstream zone,
select Node 4 from the pull down box and click apply.
The Downstream can remain its default configuration for this application example.
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Configure Node 192.168.25.24
From the main screen, enter the correct Subnet and then select the proper node within the subnet from the main
screen or the advanced dialog. In this case it is Node 5 of Subnet 192.168.25. Invoke the ConveyLinx Advanced
Dialog and select the extension Tab. Note that Node 5’s information is displayed in the center and that it is greyed
out.
Pull down the “This Module is an extension of the “ “ module and select downstream. Click apply.
In Figure 56, there is an optional “Gate Down” sensor shown. This can be provided to hard-wire back to the
upstream zone ConveyLinx-Ai2 (Node 192.168.25.23 in our example) to cause the upstream zone just prior to the
gate to immediately accumulate product. This sensor device would connect to Pin 2 of the Sensor port and the
port would need to be configured to “Accumulate” as described in section Sensor Port Aux I/O Pin 2 Usage on page
85. For the lift gate example, the sensor device would have to be wired to Pin 2 and be selected to give a signal
when the gate is lifted to tell the upstream ConveyLinx-Ai2 to accumulate. When the gate is down, the device
signal should be removed from the ConveyLinx-Ai2 to instruct its zone to convey as normal.
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APPENDIX E – POWER SUPPLY LOADING
The current loading on the power supply for a group of ConveyLinx modules depends upon the Motor Type
selected. Each of the motor types available has an associated rated current that the motor will draw at rated
torque and maximum speed. Each motor type also has an associated allowed current draw that is available for a
period of time upon the initial starting of the motor. Theses current values and starting times are shown in the
following chart:
ECO
ECO Plus*
Boost
Boost 8
Power supply load per Motor Port at rated torque at maximum speed
2.5 A
2.5 A
3.5 A
3.5 A
Power supply load per Motor Port during motor starting period
3.0 A
4.1 A
5.0 A
8.0 A
No time
1.5
limit
sec
*ECO Plus type is only available for firmware version 4.07 and later and EasyRoll version 4.11 and later.
Duration of motor starting period
5.0 sec.
3.0 sec
Please note that the current values shown are per Motor Port, so if both Motor Ports are being used on a given
ConveyLinx-Ai2 module, the current load seen by the power supply for that module will be double the value
shown.
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