Cal Equipment & Polywatt
As A joint project with Cal Equipment we re-engineered the control system on an old LeTourneau all electric straddle crane with a distributed Idec PLC system. We removed several hundred pound of old wiring and replaced it with a small RS-485 network between six PLC sub assemblies.
LeTourneau SHU-60:
A blurb AKA white paper.
One of six PLC sub-assemblies comprising Idec PLC, Solid state relays, power supply, and terminals :
The control panel before reconditioning: After reconditioning:
The six PLC units being network bench tested: Back side view of control panel :