Saticoy Lemon, OXNARD, CA
KDC Systems provided electrical and control system expertise to install and automate a sortation, distribution, and palletizing system for Saticoy Lemon in Oxnard, California. The system receives boxes from filling stations then scans and sorts them based on lane assignments configured at the control system’s Human Machine Interface (HMI). The scanned boxes divert to 20 accumulation lanes that are monitored for fill level. Once a lane reaches the number of boxes required for a full pallet, the lane is queued for release to a Von Gal palletizer.
When the palletizer is ready to receive boxes, the first accumulation lane in the queue is released. Upon release, information such as the number of boxes, layers, and palletizing pattern are transmitted to the palletizer. This information is operator configured at the control system’s HMI for each of the accumulation lanes and resides in the control system Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
Electrical work included: Motor Control Panel (MCP) fabrication in our UL Panel Shop; installation of MCPs and Operator Consoles; installation of all photo sensors, scanners, and other control equipment; conduit installation and wiring to all motors, sensors, scanners, and other control equipment.
Control system work included: designing, procuring, testing, and commissioning MCPs c/w Allen Bradley PLC, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), and HMI control hardware; supplying, configuring, and commissioning three (3) AccuSort Scanners; programming and commissioning all control system PLC and HMI control logic; interfacing to the Von Gal palletizer; and training personnel on control system configuration, operation, and troubleshooting.