Kawasaki CP300L 4-Axis Robot up to 1700 Moves per Hour w/250kg load and 10 foot reach
Kawasaki E03 Regenerative Controller
Kawasaki Teach Pendant and 10m cables
48 inch x 48 inch Robot Base and mounting bolts
BTS 4-Zone Side Gripper EOAT
2ea 52 x 58 Pallet Pocket with sensors for 42×48 inch pallet
4 Stacking Configurations pre-programmed
Safety Fencing and door, 2 Safety Light Curtains

Optional 60 x 36 Live Roller or Slider Bed Variable Speed Buffer conveyor
Optional 60 x 36 Live Roller or Slider Bed Variable Speed Pick Conveyor
Optional Advanced VFD for Buffer and Pick Conveyor
Optional BTS C100 Integration PC Controller with 7.4 Color HMI
Optional 2nd Safety Access Gate
Optional All installation labor and material costs (Please see customer responsibilities)

Most of what we deal with here at BTS is 24vdc Controls. Operating inductive loads on our PLC Outputs such as relays can shorten the life of the PLC if you do not use a freewheel diode to mitigate the arc caused by the collapsing field of the magnet in the relay.

When you open the PLC “switch”, there is an ARC as induction creates a reverse voltage. The ARC does not want to go towards the 0vdc so it heads for the PLC Output. Often it can be larger than the supplied voltage.

Put in a Freewheeling Diode and rather than an arc at the switch, the excess voltage travels around the relay circuit.

If you are using a PLC to operate the Relay or other inductive load, the excess voltages can damage the Output Transistor or relay in the PLC. In a PLC, a spike in voltage from the Inductive Load such as a relay, transformer, indicator lamp, etc. can damage the PLC Output.

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Atlas COPCO uses this motor in their air compressors to run the fan. But ZIEHL-ABEGG does not label the motor leads.

In fact this motor is discontinued but we have experience in this particular motor

The motor leads are colored – so you would have to guess what way they hookup

This is my best guess and it has worked on the motors I have labeled

It is a typical 6-lead motor but for the colors used


Our customer requested a control panel for the following equipment:
1. Bin Dumper 480v
2. Vibratory Feeder 240v
3. 120v Outlet
4. Elevator Conveyor to Shaker
5. Dual Level Shaker (shakes the leaves and rocks out of walnuts)
6. Scrap and Waste Elevator Conveyor
7. Finished Product Elevator

Our customer’s maintenance department has retrofitted the equipment for use at a large sorting facility in Stockton California
Our obligation is to provide 30 amps of 480v power to run the machine as a portable set of machines that can be relocated anywhere in the plant

This is the electrical drawings for the final control panel 20x20x8 Nema12

Phoenix Contact ELR W3 230AX/500AC-9 Wiring Diagram

One of the most clever devices we use in our controllers is the Phoenix Contact ® ELR W3 Reversing Contactor. For smaller 480v Motors (Under 5hp) the Phoenix Contact ELR W3 is a time saving device that works perfectly for managing conveyor motors. There are 2 versions – the 2 amp and the 9 amp – and each integrates will with any conveyor control system. They are pricey at about $240 each but if you build control panels with several motors, you will find that using these is a time saving method of connecting motors. Phoenix makes a set of accessories for them including plug in bus connectors. They can daisy chain to the Safety Circuit too.

It also works perfectly with our RF BIN DUMPER Controller

One of my customers has an OLOMIO 50 Olive Press and no drawings

Mori-Tem Olive Press Label
Mori-Tem Olive Press Label

I modified it to allow the user to turn off the milling while malaxing the paste.

You can see it in the drawings

I did a set of electrical drawings for him

Use our Robot PM Checks or actions to perform a good maintenance on your robot
• Backup Software (both image and separated files if possible)
• Clean limit switches and check for free movement
• Replace robot batteries 1/year
• Replace RAM B/U batteries 1/year
• Clear alarms and check cycle power after replacing batteries
• Clean controller cooling fans, check operation
• Check fans on drives are running in controller cabinet
• Check fans exchanging outside air into controller
• Replace controller air intake filter
• Control connections
• Robot cables for damage or wear
• Robot cable connections
• Incoming voltage
• Mechanical hardware for looseness (end of arm tooling, robot base, fixtures, etc.)
• Axis following error
• Axis brake functionality
• Axis vibration- hold your hand on the axis casting and jog robot slow/fast/Pos/Neg
• Axis repeatability and backlash – use indicator program if in question
• Check belts if used for some of the axis

End Effectors and harnesses on a robot can have problems which have to do with the cables and hoses becoming damaged over time. Rotation and linear movement causes cables and hoses to break or leak. Dust and dirt damage linear bearings and actuator seals. Often, problems become intermittent as the cycle of the robot can cause a problem in one position and not the other. The clever maintenance tech knows this has to do with the robot harness.

if you have not replaced a robot harness, you will be in for an experience as it is very hard and time consuming. When a robot is assembled. the order of assembly generally makes the harness easy to install. But after everything has be placed inside the robot, it becomes very hard to “simply replace” the harness. Often you have to remove internal components having nothing to do with the problem.

Replacing the bearing cartridge on a linear bearing gets harder and harder over time as most end effectors have aluminum frames. The threads and inserts wear out quickly and threads stretch from improper torque.

We suggest identifying the problem before it happens and here is a guide to some of the things we use at BTS to keep a robot harness from being damaged

We originally designed this so a forklift operator would not have to get off and operate a machine. In that application we configure the relay as an “Impulse Relay”. One press of the button and the relay contact #1 closes and relay contact #2 opens. Touch the button again and the relay operates the opposite way.

15 amp contacts on the relay can operate multiple relays or even a motor or a large light.

Unit operates at 120vac.
Use for electric appliances, controlling illumination, heating, motors, ventilators, warning illuminating on the road, flashers, cyclers, frequently switched systems