King TB5 with UBCD Retrofitting & Maintenance Project
This King machine dates from approximately 1975. The counter TB5 is in very bad condition, the bottle indexer UBCD is in a reasonable condition. Over the next months we're going to retrofit the TB5 + UBCD with brand new electronics. Before doing so, we will first pay attention to do overall maintenance to the TB5 and later to the UBCD.
Picture of TB5 + UBCD in original condition (10 February 2009)
What is going to happen over the next couple of months:
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Maintenance of TB5 turntable and motor (completed 13-03-2009)
Maintenance of "Door Assy" (completed 9-04-2009)
Repair & Reconditioning of original C.E. KING Batch counters (completed 12-05-2009)
Reconditioning of the Hopper Vibrator (completed 18-06-2009)
Maintenance of the TB5 "Scroll Assy"
Replace old nixie tube batch counters by a Touch Screen Terminal (HMI)
Replace old transistor type electronic eyes by 21st century electronics that also detect clear gel capsules
Replace control of bottle index system by a modern PLC
New pneumatic valves and solenoids for bottle index and bottle director cylinders
Repair or replace 6 bottle sensors
Replacement of conveyor motor drive belt
Install frequency inverters for 3 phase motors to make machine working on 1phase + N rather than 3phase + N
Install DC motor drives to replace old variac dials
Triac control of vibratory feeder to replace variac dial
Cleanup, grease & lubrication jobs
Others jobs not yet accounted for.
After completion of all jobs, the retrofitted machine will be for sale and will be in a better than new condition!
Contact us to arrange an inspection!