The oscillating conveyor technology is an ideal conveyor system for transporting goods of all sizes, from the smallest pieces of metal to heavy crankshafts. In order for the conveying and a controlled flow of the conveyed parts to be possible in the first place, every vibratory conveyor requires a control unit. Under the term REOVIB, REO offers different series of control units for a wide variety of requirements. These include, for example, simple controls that use triacs or thyristors in phase angle operation to provide a variable voltage for the magnet, or frequency converters that generate any drive frequency and amplitude for the vibratory conveyor. The versions of the devices begin with printed circuit board versions for integration in your own housing or switch boxes,

The networking of individual devices to form complete feed systems is possible via the control inputs and outputs. This means that even more complicated structures and funding requests can be implemented. A connection to higher-level control systems can be implemented by means of analog signals or by fieldbus couplings such as Profibus, CAN bus, EtherCAT or EtherNet/IP and ProfiNet. Many versions are optionally available with UL/CSA certification.

But REO is already thinking ahead: With the ongoing change in the industry, the demands on production and communication are increasing in terms of scalability and interoperability. Thanks to intensive research and development at REO, we are already able to offer control devices such as the MFS 368, which enable widespread integration into precisely this modern requirement profile of the fully networked Industry 4.0. The digital technology and newly conceived processes enable a production and system monitoring quality that would be unthinkable with conventional technologies. For this purpose, REO equips its devices IIoT-Ready and introduces specially developed hardware and software solutions.

On the hardware side, this includes the fact that the devices can be accessed via a conventional network infrastructure using the REONET DL interface (device link). By using OPC-UA, REONET DL also enables participation in the world’s largest ecosystem based on common standards.

On the software side, REO offers the possibility to simplify the configuration of devices with the software REONET CT (configuration tool). Configurations for devices can be created, distributed, saved and restored and adjusted using an intuitive web interface. The automated process ensures that no parameters are left out and that the devices work as intended.


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