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Conveyor control system offers easy operation, reduced maintenance

By |  June 25, 2021
The STP 61 touchscreen pneumatic conveyor control system is available from Gericke. Photo: Gericke USA

The STP 61 touchscreen pneumatic conveyor control system is available from Gericke. Photo: Gericke USA

Gericke USA, a process equipment manufacturer, introduced the STP 61 pneumatic conveying control system.

According to Gericke USA, the STP 61 features a pre-programmed, embedded system design that eliminates time-intensive, manual PLC programming for fast commissioning, easy operation and reduced maintenance needs. Offering a plug-and-play approach, the company says the STP 61 embedded controller installs in minutes without requiring a professional PLC engineer or high-level programming expertise. It operates continuously without recurring software license fees.

The STP 61, which was developed for mineral, chemical, food and other processors, automates control over Gericke USA’s dense phase pneumatic conveying systems for optimum bulk material transfer efficiency with minimal operator involvement. An operator simply selects the bulk density of the conveying material, the desired throughput rate and other properties on the full-color, touchscreen control panel, and the STP 61 automatically executes the process safely and effectively, Gericke USA says.

The STP 61 is included as standard equipment on the Pulse-Flow PTA, PulseLine PTA and DenseFlow PHF automated pneumatic conveying systems as a standalone controller. Or, it can be integrated into a PLC environment via Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, Profibus and Profinet. Custom configuration and future adjustments to the built-in logic may be easily implemented, the company adds.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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