Wildeck, Inc., Waukesha, Wis., introduced what is said to be the most intelligent material lift control system in the industry today.

The new SmartControl system for hydraulically-operated vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) senses when one of a dozen or more faults occur, and immediately sounds an audible alarm specific to the fault condition.

Key features include:

  • Fault-specific audible alarm with adjustable horn volume.
  • Large placard at the control panel and at each station to describe the fault condition.
  • Accurate solid-state hydraulic pressure sensor replaces mechanical pressure switch. No more adjustment or maintenance required.
  • Allen-Bradley PLC pre-programmed with Wildeck’s patented AutoSenz software for automatic jam sensing and VRC overload protection.
  • Extensive system diagnostics and VRC fault detection, including over-capacity, open gates and their location, VRC jams, hydraulic pressure, pump motor status and more.

Wildeck, Inc.