Humphrey GEN2 System Offers Independent Intelligent Control of Multiple Sequential Operations


The GEN2 (TM) System from Humphrey Products takes the concept of distributed computing to the next logical step: Independent Intelligent Control(TM) of multiple sequential control operations. Instead of a central computer, each GEN2 valve module contains its own on-board programmed logic. This enables each module to communicate directly with other modules, both upstream and downstream, and make independent decisions based on its own individual program instructions. The system was designed for use on pneumatically powered accumulation conveyors, but the technology can be applied to non-pneumatic conveyor systems, as well as a range of sequential and proportional control applications in other industries.

By eliminating the need for a central computer and its complex programming, the
GEN2 (TM) System offers a wide range of opportunities to save money and improve productivity. The quick-connect design, called Plug & Run(TM) technology, makes installation easy by reducing assembly time. Simple menu-driven programming enables users to select a range of options and, if desired, to reconfigure the entire system without reprogramming. While the system can function without a central computer, it can be connected to the LAN to provide operators with status and diagnostic information.

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