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VHS Conveyor & Sensor Install Guide

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Step 1

Identify the various components of a VHS kitchen and test those components individually

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Step 2

Program the PLC (DVP) Panel

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Step 3

Collect, calculate and record site variables which will be required for finalizing the carrier sensor location Go to Step 3 →

Step 4

Install the product sensor on the discharge conveyor

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Step 5

Install the carrier sensor on the transporter and test to refine sensor location

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Step 6

Finalize the carrier sensor location

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Step 7

Fully text your VHS kitchen to confirm proper product transitions

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Step 8

Sync the emergency stop (e-stop) circuit

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This guide is intented for use with the Vertical Hub and Spoke (VHS) Kitchen. VHS kitchens are designed for moving product, preventing product from colliding with carriers , and preventing multiple products per carrier. To acheive this level of accuracy a sensors must be installed on the transporter and conveyors and then synced closer to the store opening. 

The following guide will walk you through the process. For easy navigation the button above will open a quick navigation tool to help you go from step to step and keep track of your placement on the page. This button will be available at the top of the page throughout the guide.

Step 1: Verifying Correct Installation

Step 2: Collecting Site-Specific Variable

Step 3: Panel Program Setup

Step 4: Installing the Product Sensor

Step 5: Install Carrier Sensor and Refine its Location

Step 6: Measuring the Transporter Speed

Step 7: Finalizing the Sensor Location

Step 8: Parallel Emergency Stop Circuit and Sync all Systems