For a leading railroad infrastructure producer we have created a railroad tie transportation system.
PLC: Siemens ET200S
Number of drives: 18
Transport route consist of a heavy duty conveyor coupled with an automated carriage. The conveyor feeds the ties to the carriage which transports predefined sets which are ready the be picked up by the crane. Due to the expected working conditions the construction of the outside carriage meets the IP65 tightness standard and allows for trouble-free operation at temperatures from -25°C up to 40°C. The control system was designed in accordance with the requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The risk analysis was performed using the RISK SCORE method, taking into account the identified threats.