Development of a completely decentralized control system for modular continuous conveyors
Mayer, Stephan H.
To increase the flexibility of continuous conveyor systems, a completely decentralized control system for a modular conveyor system was developed. The system is able to carry conveyor units without any centralized infrastructure. Based on existing methods of data transfer in IT networks, single modules operate autonomously and, after being positioned into the required topology, independently connect together to become a functioning conveyor system.