The "AE-PLC-AT" is an automatic screw workstation commanded by a PLC that supply and mount four screws in a piece.
The "AE-PLC-AT" keeps the screws in a vertical storage. The workstation take the screws, one by one, and a pneumatic manipulator mount each screw in one of the four slots of the piece, till place each screw in each slots.
The "AE-PLC-AT" workstation is designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the unit. The main components are:
- The PLC: is composed by an AE-PLCB (with HMI devices, analog and digital input/output, etc.) unit and all the extra modules needed to perform a correct working of the workstation.
- The control panel: with start/stop button, emergency push button, reset button, light indicators to show current state of the process, etc.
- The pneumatic circuit: contains the required solenoid valves, the pressure components, the filters and regulators to assure the appropriate working of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the automatic screw systems such as presence sensors, rotary actuators, pneumatic grippers, etc.
The "AE-PLC-AT" is an independent workstation that can work alone and/or in conjunction with other workstation to make up a complete Flexible Manufacturing system*.
*The Flexible manufacturing systems product list is available at "Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)" area of the general catalogue.