BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender Quickstart

BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
Quickstart Installation Checklist
(Please refer to operation manual for complete installation instructions)
1.
Uncrate blender from packaging.
2.
Lift the blender and position over machine throat or floor stand; set in position and secure by tightening bolts.
3.
Mount the material conveying system receivers on top of the blender supply hoppers.
4.
Align the weigh hopper on the load cell brackets.
5.
Check the slide gate metering assemblies to ensure they freely slide back and forth.
6.
Provide a correctly sized and protected power supply to the unit. The standard Slide Gate/Auger blending system is
designed to operate on 120-240/1/60 or 110-220/1/50 supply voltage. A single 15A service is sufficient for most blenders
(verify this with the blender’s name plate information. If local electrical codes require fusing or disconnects, these items
must be supplied, wired, and mounted by the customer. Each blending system MUST be connected to a separate source
of power.
7.
Attach the operator touch screen to the MAIN DISPLAY port on the blender. Always disconnect the power supply before
servicing the unit.
8.
The Slide Gate/Auger blending system requires approximately 1 CFM (1.7 m³/hr) at 60 PSI (4.14 bar) maximum air
pressure to operate properly. (See figure below). The air supply should be filtered through a 5 micron air filter with a
water separator.
9.
The blender should use a dedicated line to ensure proper air supply. To prevent damage to the equipment, do not exceed
60 PSI (4.14 bar) air pressure. Always disconnect the air supply when conducting any kind of maintenance.
Unit Operation
(Please refer to operation manual for complete instructions.)
1.
Check to make sure all ingredient supply hoppers to be used are filled with material.
2.
Turn ON the blender using the ON/OFF selector switch on the control panel.
3.
Wait for “Main Recipe Screen” to appear on the touch screen; it may take up to one minute. (See figure below).
4.
Enter the recipe using the operator touch screen. Press “Accept New Recipe” when finished.
5.
Press the “Push to Start or Stop the Blender” to begin the blending process.
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305
BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
Main Recipe Screen Display
Recipe Entry Mode
New Recipe Input
Actual
Weight
Indicator for
Timed Batch
Mixer Status
Feeder Type
Indicator
Start/Stop
Blender
Go To Inventory
Screen
Immediately
Stop Blender
Accept New Recipe
Target Weight
Go To Recipe
Book
Quick Controller Setup
(Change controller to EZ mode for injection or PERCENTAGE mode for extrusion.)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Recipe Page, touch the “ACS” icon, enter “5413”, and press the key.
Press “Recipe Format”. Toggle through the EZ, Percentage, or Parts modes (see figure below).
Press the “Done” key two times until you return to the Recipe Page.
Enter your new recipe as described above, if necessary.
Touch
Here to
Change
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305
BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
Checking the Calibration
(Please refer to operation manual for complete calibration instructions.)
NOTE: It is not necessary to calibrate the weight scale on a brand new blender; although, it is recommended that the
calibration be checked periodically to ensure that the reported inventory totals are accurate. A bad
calibration is worse than no calibration in most cases.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
From the Recipe Page, touch the “AEC” icon and enter “5413”; then press the key.
Touch “Calibration” and then “Direct Scale Readout”. (See figure below.)
Remove the weigh hopper if possible to do without tools (Don’t do this for OA blenders).
Locate the weight display for each load cell,or one load cell for OA blender with an “HC” style mixer. Record values.
Add the calibration weight to each load cell mounting bracket and record the value displayed in “weight”, as in step 4.
Subtract the values recorded in steps 4 and 5. This is the measured weight. If the measured weight is within 0.003 lbs. of
the weight stamped on the calibration weight, then it is within specification. If not, then follow the steps below to calibrate
the blender.
Store the calibration weights in a safe location—DO NOT DISCARD!
Direct Scale Readout Display
Current
Loadcell
Weight
Current
Loadcell
Weight
Calibrating if necessary
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Recipe Page, touch the “AEC” icon and enter “5413”, then press the key.
Touch “Calibration” and then “Scale Calibration” (see figure below).
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the calibration.
The blender will evaluate the calibration and indicate if it is properly calibrated.
Press the “Done” key three times, and you will return to the main menu.
Calibration Menu Screen
Enter in the Calibration
Weight
Current Loadcell
Bits
Press here to perform
the calibration
Follow
Instructions
Go Back to the
Calibration Directory
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305
BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
Menu Structure for Allen-Bradley Control System
Recipe Format
Recipe Page—Start
•
“Recipe Book” Page
Save the running recipe to the
book.
• Delete a stored recipe
• Load a stored recipe
• Erase all stored recipes
• Modify the product ID for a
stored recipe
• Return to the Recipe Page
¾ Change Recipe Values by
touching the number you
wish to change
¾ Touch “Accept New Recipe”
button after you’ve made the
desired changes
¾ Touch “Undo” button to
cancel a recipe change
before accepting it
¾ Start or stop the blender by
touching the “Push to Start or
Stop” button
¾ Access “Recipe Book ” Page
¾ Access “Clean Out” Page
¾ Access “Inventory” Page”
¾ Access “Setup” Page
Percentage, Parts, or
EZ mode
Metering order
Batch size
Inventory shutdown
“Batch ready” mode
“Auto start” mode
Weigh every batch
options
Change recipe
without stopping
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
“Clean Out” Page
• Empty the blender hoppers
• Manually operate mixer,
weigh hopper dump gate,,
and slide gate below mixer
• View/test all inputs/outputs
on the blender
• Return to Recipe Page
Panel View “Config”
• View software version
• Access Panel View “Config”
setup to modify printer/time
settings and to load new
software
User Password
• Change default user password
Report Setup
• Blender number
• “Auto print” option
• “Auto clear” option
• “Auto interval” option
• Auto start time
Units
• Blender data units (lbs/kg)
• Target v. actual data units
(lbs/kg)
Alarm Log
• View, print, or clear alarm log
Calibration
• Scale Calibration
• Direct Scale Readout
• Feeder Calibration
“Inventory” Page
• View/print accumulated
inventories
• View batch time
• View maximum capacity
• View average process rate
• Return to Recipe Page
Alarm Setup
•
•
Mixer & Dump Setup
• Mixing time
• Remix time
• Dump time
• Dump delay
• Dump cycles
• Mixer dump time
• Time/continuous mixing
option
“Setup” Page
• Touch the “AEC” icon and
enter in user password
•
•
“Stop/Continue” when
out of material
“Alarm/No Alarm” when
out of material
“Alarm Silence” delay
Accept recipe alarm
enable/disable
Network Setup
•
•
•
•
•
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Send Config to ENI
Module
Enable Ethernet
Configurator
Modbus Plus Disabled
User Interface Lock
• Lock the user interface to
prevent others from making
changes or viewing the blender
Recommended Spare Parts
(Please refer to operation manual for complete list)
Part Description
150 Model
Mixer gear motor
#
Mixer agitator
#
Mixer coupling
N/A
Weigh hopper asbly.
#
Valve stock asbly.
N/A
500 Model
900 Model
2500 Model
720.00001.00
872.00101.00
872.00102.00
872.00225.00
872.00228.00
832.00030.00
A0771685
A0771662
A0771704
A0770132 (4-component) or A0770144 (6-component)
A/B Panel View operator touch
screen (no enclosure)
891.00021.00
A/B PLC MicroLogix CPU
891.00024.00
A/B PLC Base
A0565881
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
6000 Model
720.00002.00
832.00010.00
A0771684
4000 Model
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305
A0771705
BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305
BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305
BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305
BD SERIES Gravimetric Slide Gate Auger Batch Blender
Reference Manual (PN: 882.00206.00) for
Complete Operation and Installation Instructions
(Available online at www.aecinternet.com)
AEC, Inc.
1100 Woodfield Road • Suite 588 • Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
Tel. 847.273.7700 • Fax 847.273.7804
Part No: 882.93011.00
Bulletin No: BF2-305