Bauma attendees saw the demonstration – and CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees will witness the rollout of the fully-tested and significantly-upgraded TRAC10® – a new integrated controls system. Combined as a standard feature on the new Telsmith T-Series™ Cone Crushers, this total crushing and controls package will allow integration into the network of any plant controls system, old or new, and regardless of type or brand.
TRAC10® is based upon the B&R Ethernet POWERLINK platform. This integrated system is a successor to classic fieldbus technology, which often required different fieldbus systems for different automation tasks. Alternatively, Ethernet POWERLINK allows even the most demanding tasks in the areas of controls engineering and motion control to be combined in a single network; and it also provides an ideal foundation for future upgrades and modular machine concepts, says B&R.
"While the earlier version of TRAC10® remains an optional feature on the SBS Cone, the next-generation TRAC10® system will offer a number of additional benefits as standard to the new T-Series™ Cone," says Telsmith Engineer Shamus Coughlin. Features include the ability to run up to four crushers with a single touch-screen; as well as the capability to connect to TRAC10® via a Wi-Fi hotspot and laptop, or with a Smartphone.
Also new to TRAC10® is the addition of "auto-wear" and "auto-power" features that will automatically keep track of liner wear and make adjustments on the fly without the operator having to input anything. Auto-power can also automatically maintain the desired horsepower level on the crusher.
"Importantly, no matter what the network of the plant, our TRAC10® system will be able to ‘talk' to their existing system," says Coughlin.
CONEXPO attendees are invited to attend a special viewing of the T-Series™ Cone & TRAC10® crushing and controls system. Click here to reserve YOUR spot.