The customer's requirements were met with a plc-controlled Twin
Monorail System. Individual coining presses were fed by custom-designed
charge cars travelling on (2) independent, parallel monorails. The
charge cars were filled at opposite ends of the monorails by Plencon
load hoppers that were constantly fed in turn by existing feed conveyors.
The resulting system was able to automatically service the presses
on a first-in first-out basis in response to signals for blanks.
In addition, the system could be operated in a Semi-Automatic mode
to service a particular press or by radio control in Manual mode
for maintenance purposes.