In applications where the equipment feeding the most upstream zone of ConveyLinx controlled conveyor requires a handshake interlock to know when the most upstream zone of the ConveyLinx controlled conveyor is empty and ready to accept a new item, this can be achieved by utilizing both the Left and Right Aux I/O Pin signals. One of the Aux I/O Pin 2 signals needs to be set as an input to Wake Up the zone and the other signal needs to be configured as an output to indicate whether there is Product on Zone. When this Product on Zone output is energized, then the feeding equipment knows that the most upstream zone is occupied and is not ready to accept a new item.
|Assuming the most upstream zone is connected to the left side of the module; we set the Left Pin 2 to Wake up from the drop-down box and make sure we click the UP arrow to indicate that the Left Pin 2 signal is to be associated with the Upstream Zone. When the Left Pin 2 signal is energized, the upstream zone will run to accept an item
|Then we select Product on Zone for the Right Pin 2 signal and click the diagonal arrow to indicate that this signal is to reflect the status of the Upstream zone