ASTRRA

ASTRRA


The ASTRRA automatic changeover system represents a significant improvement over traditional methods of conveyor rail adjustment mechanisms. Designed for ease of installation, simple retrofit and low wiring overhead, ASTRRA provides the end-user with unprecedented flexibility, speed, repeatability and accuracy in conveyor rail changeovers.

 

Based on industry standard wireless communications protocols, ASTRRA is a distributed control system which eliminates cumbersome and expensive point-to-point control wiring to a central PLC. Instead, only one inexpensive 24VDC bus is required along the length of the conveyor.

Once installed and aligned, setting up the conveyor for a new package requires nothing more than entering the package width or diameter in the system. The rails will move to the new position and the system will determine if the rails need to be tweaked to accommodate any package anomalies. Dimensions may be entered in increments of 0.1mm (0.004").