Based on the improved automatic machine model identification method PSI Technics developed an advanced closed-loop control solution – ARATEC with FLP6000AOC Advanced Oscillation Control – that offers optimum oscillation control for stacker crane masts.
Now oscillations that are caused by the stacker crane's traveling movements can be prevented right from the outset while oscillations caused by external influences are almost fully compensated for in near real-time. The ARATEC Positioning Solution System with FLP6000AOC positions highly dynamic vehicles in logistics systems better and faster than ever before.
The FLP6000AOC significantly reduces mechanical stresses and the cycle time of stacker cranes and helps you to increase the throughput and lifespan of your warehouse or automated storage and retrieval system.
The tangible result: Shorter cycle times, reduced oscillations and thus increased throughput that simultaneously maximizes the lifespan of your system.
The video clearly shows that the oscillations are almost non-existent after the vehicle has been positioned at the target using PSI Technics' ARATEC with FLP6000AOC. No waiting times to compensate for oscillations are required prior to storage as is often the case for conventionally controlled machines. Apart from reducing cycling times, the ARATEC Positioning Solution System with FLP6000AOC also reduces mechanical stresses – a significant advantage with regard to system maintenance and longevity.
The Figure shows a comparison of oscillations occurring between the stacker crane's mast tip and the drive located at the base of the crane, a common setup for stacker cranes within automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) environments. For the conventionally controlled system a PLC and a laser distance meter were used at the mast base. For the ARATEC with FLP6000AOC control setup a laser distance meter at the mast tip was used for closed-loop control.
The red graph represents oscillations that are occurring when a conventional positioning controller is used that does not compensate for these oscillations – for example, a software module that can be added to a frequency converter drive.
The green graph shows measurably reduced oscillation with the ARATEC Positioning Solution System with FLP6000AOC installed on the same stacker crane. The oscillations that occurred before the actual positioning were caused by the acceleration and deceleration of the stacker crane.
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