Replacing Cables on a Transport Cart

Transport carts move stacks of fiberboard across facilities, dragging a 36-conductor cable behind it. This cable unrolls and rolls onto a spool dozens of times a day, every day.

Over time, this cable breaks and must be replaced, causing production delays and increased maintenance costs. Operators are left trying to predict when the cable might break based on wear in attempt to avoid unplanned shutdown during production peaks.


Using two DX70 Node and Gateway pairs allows the transport cart to be controlled wirelessly, eliminating the need for the expensive 36-conductor cable.

On the cart, sensors connected to the Gateway and Node inputs determine both the position of the cart and the position of the cart’s load of fiberboard. The outputs of these devices are linked to discrete motor control signals from the control panel.

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