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APPLICATION NOTES
 
Problem
 
OEMs and users of large cranes need to make sure that they control the end limits of the hoist travel. This prevents damage to the hook and cable drum assembly as well as the motor.
 
Application:
Cranes
Products Used:
2006 Rotary Cam Limit Switch
Solution:
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Problem
 
An OEM was using a competitive analog LDT back to the PLC to measure the shape of a windshield. The problem arose with his PLC. The scan time of his PLC with an analog input was over 40ms and the customer could not do quality control with readings over 40ms.
 
Application:
Auto Glass
Products Used:
952QD
Solution:
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Problem
 
A car battery OEM was looking for improved quality control in the manufacturing process. As the battery goes down the line, it is in two pieces and the top and bottom halves are melted and pressed together. If they are not properly sealed, the battery acid will leak and the battery must be scrapped.
 
Application:
Battery Manufacturing
Products Used:
951
Solution:
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Problem
 
OEMs and users of large cranes need to make sure that they control the end limits of the hoist travel. This prevents damage to the hook and cable drum assembly as well as the motor.
 
Application:
Cranes
Products Used:
2006
Solution:
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Problem
 
An OEM of fiberglass winders was looking for an improved method of adjusting end limits. An SMC tie rod cylinder used external reed switches to control end stroke positions. These reed switches had to be adjusted from time to time to accommodate different positioning needs. The reed switches are very difficult to access since the cylinder is up inside the winder. It was often impossible to adjust these switches.
 
Application:
Fiberglass Winders
Products Used:
955
Solution:
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Problem
Hydraulic cylinders require feedback devices to withstand high shock, vibration, and pressure as well as endure temperature swings while providing extremely high repeatability over a long period of time. Resolution of +/- 0.001" is often required to provide the necessary feedback. For convenient installation and maintenance, mounting must be straight forward and simple. Each application requires a specific output type.
 
Application:
Hydraulic Cylinders
Products Used:
953
Solution:
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Problem
This customer sells and services large balers from different manufacturers and needs to know the position of the ram on the baler. They were using limit switches to control the ram, but they were limited to fully opening or fully closing the baler each time, regardless of whether it was full or not. This led to inefficiency and more wear on the equipment.
 
Application:
Crusher/Baler
Products Used:
955A
Solution:
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Problem
A customer required press automation that included a mechanical cam limit switch and a resolver, encoder or tach generator input to a controller.
 
Application:
Press Automation
Products Used:
1980R
Solution:
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Problem
To meet OSHA Federal Register Sub-Part 0,1910.217 and ANSI B 11.1 safety standards, a customer is required to either have a mechanical cam limit switch on the press or a dual micro-processor based press control system.
 
Application:
Press Safety
Products Used:
1980
Solution:
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Problem
With most die changes, the shut height value must be changed. Fast, efficient changes of this shut height will decrease downtime between jobs. The distance that the ram travels is specified or fixed for each press. The 'daylight', or open distance between the bed and the ram can be varied via changes in the shut height. The shut height is changed by increasing or decreasing the length between the pitman arm and the slide. This is typically accomplished via a motorized nut/screw assembly mounted between the pitman arm and the slide.
 
Application:
Shut Height
Products Used:
952, 2110, 1986
Solution:
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Problem
In a steel mill after the slab is cut to length, it must be transported to the next section of the mill. This is accomplished with large hydraulic cylinders that lift and move the slab to the side. In the past, mechanical arm switches were used to control the walking beams. Often these switches failed and the slab would not move properly to the next section.
 
Application:
Walking Beams
Products Used:
951, 952, 953, 950MD
Solution:
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Problem
Steel exits the continuous caster in one solid piece. The torch cut-off must accurately measure and clamp onto the side of the red-hot steel. Once clamped onto the steel, the piece will continue to move until the torches have cut the material to the desired length. High temperatures prove to be a challenge for sensors on these torch cut-off machines.
 
Application:
Monitor Torch Cut-Off Heads
Products Used:
925, 950MD, 953
Solution:
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Problem
A manufacturer used a stretch hooding machine to secure palletized products for shipment. This machine is similar to a shrink wrapping system except that it pulls a tubular film over the package and seals it at the top to prevent water damage. The machine in question used a series of four inline proximity switches on the tension fingers to indicate linear position as the machine actuated through a cycle. Using fixed proximity switches requires a mechanical operation to relocate them during set up.
 
Application:
Stretch Hooding Machine
Products Used:
955 BRIK
Solution:
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Problem
In the finishing and coating part of the mill, large rolls are sent to the galvanizing line for a value-add operation. During this process, the coil is unrolled and multiple loops collect and adjust the tension of metal as it runs through the treatment process. The machine maintains tension by moving loops upward to gather material or moving loops downward to release excess material. Lever arm limit switches or optical encoders provide an approximation of zones in which the loop mechanism is located. Lever arms frequently break and optical encoders are not inherently mill duty. Neither mechanism will survive in a mill for an extended period of time.
 
Application:
Accumulator/Loop Tower
Products Used:
925, 1986MD, 2120
Solution:
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Problem
A customer wanted to provide a basic level of press automation at a nominal cost.
 
Application:
Basic Press Automation
Products Used:
2500, 1980R
Solution:
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Application:
Electric Arc Furnace Cover
Products Used:
950MD, 1995, 1746L
Solution:
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Problem
During the filling of an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), the electrodes are raised and rotate into their parked position. The cover of the EAF is then raised and rotated into a parked position for EAF loading. Mill Duty lever arm limit switches or proximity switches provide discrete outputs when vertical and rotational movement reaches a programmed parked position. These switches often fail every three to four months and adjustment of the actuation points can only be done when the furnace is not operating which leads to large blocks of downtime.
 

 
Problem
A customer needed to prevent the turret from moving into an unsafe position while transferring the ladle. Incorrect positioning could cause equipment to collide.
 
Application:
Turret Rotate and Lift
Products Used:
950MD, 1986
Solution:
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Problem
When steel is rolled down to a smaller gauge a rolling mill stand is used to roll the steel to the proper gauge. Steel when rolled will grow in length as well as in width. To prevent changes in width, side guide controls are used. These guides are screw driven from the side of the rolling mill stand.
 
Application:
Rolling Mill Side Guide Position
Products Used:
1986, 1746, 2120
Solution:
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Problem
A manufacturer of glass products for automotive customers was using an A-B PLC 5 with 1771 I/O rack to control a complex glass kiln process to bend the shape of the windshields. The kiln process was control intensive and required a resolution higher than the 12 bit offered by the current solution. With the AMCI card, the outputs are only accessible from the front of the card requiring an A-B input card to see the PLS output status in the I/O image table. Also, the kiln process uses several of the PLS outputs to establish position based windows in which process events had to occur. With the AMCI card, this requires an extra A-B input card as well as additional PLC logic to perform these functions.
 
Application:
Windshield Glass Kiln
Products Used:
1771
Solution:
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Problem
Edge trimmer on a "Strilich" cut to length line. As a coil is un-wound the steel will be cut to a particular length and these steel plates will be stacked. The series 955 LDT will be used to monitor the adjustment of the two side edge trimmers. As the trimmers increase in width the difference between the two floating magnets will increase and thus provide a 4 to 20 mA output that represents this difference. Many times these trimmers are controlled with a ball screw where they only monitor a single magnet. In the arrangement you can only measure 1/2 of the movement and backlash comes into play.
 
Application:
Edge Trimmer
Products Used:
955
Solution:
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Application Notes

Application Notes
 
Check-out application notes compiled using real-life situations our clients have efficiently resolved using various Gemco products, in these application areas:
 
  • Cranes
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Fiberglass Winders
  • Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Crusher/Baler
  • Stretch Hooding Machine
  • Electric Arc Furnace Cover
  • And more
PLS, PLC and Network Modules

PLS, PLC and Network Modules
 
  • 1746 LDT Interface Card
  • 1989 Quik-Set III Multi-Turn PLS
  • 1990DN DeviceNet Resolver
     Interface Module
  • 1991 Quik-Set IV UHS PLS
  • 1992 Press Set
  • 1995A/B/E/L Micro-Set PLS
  • 1996 Ram Set
  • 2110 Shut Height Monitor
  • 2120 PLC Interface Module
  • 2500 High Speed PLS
 
Rotary Feedback

Rotary Limit Switches, Position Sensors, Resolvers, Encoders
 
  • 1950 Precision Snap Switches
  • 1970 Drive-Chek Control
  • 1980 Rotating Cam Limit Switch
  • 1980R Rotating Cam Limit
     Switch with Resolver
  • 1983 Optical Limit Switch
  • 1986A standard foot mount
  • 1986B 2.25" sqr flange mount
  • 1986C 2.06" sqr flange mount
  • 1986D 2.50" dia face mount
  • 1986DN DeviceNet resolver
  • 1986E 100mm face mount
  • 1986G square flange mount
  • 1986GG multi-turn dual
  • 1986I 4.00" round face mount
  • 1986F standard block style
  • 1986H servo mount resolver
  • 1986MD mill duty housing
  • 1986XP explosion proof
  • 1997 Gate Hoist Rotating Cam
     Limit Switch, Designed to
     Meet Specifications of The
     Corps of Engineers

  • 2000 Worm Gear RLS
  • 2000 Spur Gear RLS
  • 2000 Heavy Duty RLS
  • 2006 K Type RLS, 2 Circuit
  • 2006 K Type RLS, 4 Circuit
  • 3001 Adjustable Couplings
Linear Feedback

Linear Displacement Transducers
 
  • 925 Linear Cable Reel Sensor
  • 950IS Intrinsically Safe LDT
  • 950MD Mill Duty Housing LDT
  • 952 BlueOx LDT
  • 953A/D/SSI VMAX LDT
  • 953N ReadyLink EtherNet/IP
    LDT with RapidRecall
  • 955 eBrik
  • 955A BRIK Gen III LDT
  • 955C/CA/CD/CDQ BRIK Gen III
  • 955D BRIK Gen III LDT
  • 955DQ BRIK Gen III LDT
  • 955LC BRIK LDT
  • 955S Smart BRIK LDT
  • 955 BRIK Accessories
  • 956 BLOK Housing Option
  • 956S BLOK LDT
  • 957N ReadyLink EtherNet/IP
    LDT with RapidRecall
  • 957A, D & SSI Brik LDT
  • 957A/D/SSI BRIK LDT
    Accessories
  • Rod Style LDT Accessories
  • LDT Magnets, Cables,
    Accessories and Parts
  • 958A Embedded LDT
Other Measurements

Other Measurements
 
  • 6012/6013 Electrode
    Holders/Electrodes
  • 7010 Tilt Switch Float
  • 7014 Unifloat
  • 7100 Leak Detect Stik
  • 7230 HT Digital Probe
  • 7250 Digital Stik
  • 7330 Pro-Stik II
  • ECPT10 Pressure Transducer
  • PST360 Pressure Transducer
Press Safety Products

Press Safety Products
 
  • 1999 Semelex II Safetimeter
  • 1025 Foot and Palm Switches
 
Gemco Industrial Brakes

Gemco Industrial Brakes
 
Electro-Thrust Brakes (ET)
   - Thrust Shoe Brakes
Hydraulic Brakes (H, HM)
   - Hydraulic Shoe Brakes
   - Replacement Parts
Magnetic Brakes (TM)
   - Magnetic DC Shoe Brakes
   - Replacement Parts
Solenoid Brakes (CB)
   - Solenoid AC Shoe Brakes
Catrac Cable & Hose Carrier

Catrac
 
Catrac Cable & Hose Carrier Products
 
JLG Replacement Parts
 
Control Relays

Control Relays
 
  • 1500 Induction Style Relay
  • 5200 Solid State Relay
  • 5400 Plug In Style Solid State
    Relay
  • 5600 Solid State Relay
  • 8040 Standard Control and
    Alarm Panel
  • Motogard - Over-Temperature
    Protection
Frequently Requested Quotations

Frequently Requested Quotations
 
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  • Hydraulic Shoe Brakes
  • Solenoid DC Shoe Brakes
  • Solenoid AC Shoe Brakes
  • Various Replacement Parts
  • 1950 Series Snap Switches
  • And more
 
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