The "AE-PLC-FS" is a filling system commanded by a PLC. The workstation detects the bottles that arrive on a conveyor belt to the filling position and pumps liquids from a reservoir tank into the bottles using a pump and different types of valves. The "AE-PLC-FS" is equipped with magnetic and flow sensors in order to obtain a precise filling of the bottles.
The "AE-PLC-FS" workstation has been designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the equipment operation:
- The PLC: is composed of an AE-PLCB that contains a HMI device, analog and digital input/output modules, etc, and the required extra modules to put into operation the workstation successfully.
- The control panel: emergency stop push button switch, start/stop button, reset button, light indicator to show the state of the workstation, etc.
- The pneumatic circuit: contains the required solenoid valves, filters and regulators to assure the correct working and safety of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed of real components used by the industrial automatic conveyor systems such as: capacitive sensors, limit switch sensors, position sensor, etc.
The "AE-PLC-FS" workstation can work alone and/or in conjunction with other workstations to make up a complete Flexible Manufacturing system*.
*The Flexible manufacturing systems product list is available at the "6.-MECHATRONICS, AUTOMATION AND COMPUMECHATRONICS" area.