Adjustment of a bulk material flow divider - two electric actuators in synchronism

A bulk material flow divider diverts the continuous material flow without interruption via a so-called prism. A large bulk material flow divider, in which there is a risk of tilting of the dividing prism due to its dimensions, is positioned with two RACO electric actuators in synchronous operation by RACOmatic® control.

RACO has developed the programming for the synchronisation of the two electric actuators via the vector-controlled frequency converters and the integrated path sensor system type EPS. Parameters, such as the positioning speed with the appropriate braking ramps for moving to the set positions, as well as limit values for force and speed are defined in the program and, secured by password level, offer protection against operating errors.

Only the two digital signals for starting and stopping the movement are required from the higher-level control system.