A conveyor is a system used to move objects or materials from one location to another. It has been a good solution for material transfer, but it has some disadvantages. A main issue to be fixed is the running of conveyor even when it is not in use. As a result, there is a waste of energy and cost.
To sort this problem, the below ppt gives you a basic idea on the conveyor control using PLC, VFD, and IR Sensors: