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Vacuum Pump System Controller features touchscreen operation.

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Utilizing DeviceNet distributed I/O network, VacTrac(TM) Series 24/128 can control up to 24 vacuum conveying pumps, 128 loading stations, and 128 purge valves. Unit is based on Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller with 10 in. color touchscreen operator interface. With manifold sharing capabilities, Series 24/128 can sequence 6 vacuum pumps per manifold line and assign each loading station to any pumps connected to same manifold.

Original Press Release:

More Control at the Touch of Your Fingertips

Schaumburg, IL-AEC, Inc. is pleased to provide their customers with the more simple to use and more versatile VacTrac(TM) Series 24/128 controller. Come visit AEC's booth at K-Show 2010 located at stand D23 in hall 9.

The VacTrac(TM) Series 24/128 Controller features enhanced graphics and control of up to 24 vacuum conveying pumps, 128 loading stations and 128 purge valves. The 24/128 controller utilizes a DeviceNet distributed I/O network, with standard features that include an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller with 10" color touch-screen operator interface.

Easy to follow graphical touch-screens provide total navigational control of the central vacuum system. The setup screen, for example, allows for the naming of loading stations, pumps, purge valves and material sources so you know exactly what is in each hopper and where it is located.

Manifold sharing capabilities allow the 24/128 to reduce the cost for tubing and purge valves and can stage and sequence six vacuum pumps per manifold line. The 24/128 can assign each loading station to any of the pumps connected to the same manifold. When a loader senses demand, the controller triggers the assigned pump to convey. If more than one loader on the manifold needs material simultaneously from different pumps, the controller's manifold sharing function will then stage the pumps so that they can use the same manifold. The first pump will begin, and when its demand is filled, the next pump will be triggered. The result is a flexible system with minimal tubing and purge valves.

The touchscreen display provides an icon based platform for easy maintenance, operation and troubleshooting. Easy to read diagnostics, operation and installation instructions as well as spare parts information are all available from the touch screen.

In addition to industry leading material handling products, AEC always offers full support from start-up to training to 24-hour on-call service. Further AEC product offerings include heating and cooling, blending and reclaim, size reduction, automation and systems contracting. For more information on the Vactrac 24/128 Controller or other AEC products, please contact Martin Knapton 44 7836 639 952; or visit us on-line at

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