Safeway Yogurt, CITY OF COMMERCE, CA
KDC Systems provided electrical and control system expertise to install and automate a conveyor system inside existing Safeway yogurt plant. The system included product transport conveyor, pallet conveyor, palletizing robot, conventional palletizers, pallet stacker, AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), and automatic roll-up doors.
Electrical work included: installation of KDC Systems provided control panels; wiring all product and pallet conveyor including control devices; wiring palletizing robot c/w cell perimeter fence safeties; wiring and interfacing to other equipment including case packers, conventional palletizers, pallet stacker, and AGVs; installation of plant wide Ethernet network supporting AGV node communications; and installation of traffic control light system at automatic roll-up doors.
Control system work included: designing, CADing, procuring, building, testing, and commissioning multiple control panels c/w Allen-Bradley PLC control hardware; specifying and procuring all control devices to meet automation requirements; programming, trouble-shooting, and commissioning all control logic for product conveyor, pallet conveyor, AGV load stations, interface to case packers, interface to conventional palletizers, and interface to pallet stacker; programming GE Fanuc palletizing robot; designing and programming traffic control light system in conjunction with automatic roll-up doors; and training owner’s operation and maintenance personnel on all installed control system equipment including function and operation.