Freight elevator for fully automated transport

Posted on 2013-09-06

This week, the testing of a freight elevator that transports containers fully automated by conveyor belts is finished. The controls are being adapted, custom made, so that via Modbus / TCP the process-automation communicates with the elevator-control. The elevator receives commands to go to a stop or level through the Modbus protocol. In addition, the control receives continuous feedback about the position and status of the elevator, so the elevator is being displayed and checked by the controlling software. This version has a capacity of 2800 kg and a lift height of more than 7 meters and will be used for the transport of bulk containers.