The FESTO conveyer consists of 600mm belt driven by a 24V d.c. motor at a rate of 13 seconds per metre. A relay on the FESTO panel controls the motor operation and is wired for source operation.
A block on the conveyer can be directed down one of three shoots by an air operated ram. If no gates are operated the block will move to the end and down the last shoot.
In fig 2 the block enters the conveyer at the top of the picture and is detected by the EntryPE. Located next is the GateOnePE, if GateOne is closed, the block will be directed down the first shoot.
The position of GateOne arm is detected by GateOneArmPE.
The process is repeated for each of the other two gates. The fourth shoot directs the block down the shoot, the presence of a block can be detected by GateFourPE