AE-PLC-FMS14 Flexible Manufacturing System 14

FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM 14 - AE-PLC-FMS14

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

The Flexible Manufacturing System 14, "AE-PLC-FMS14" is a modular system composed of three workstations: the Industrial Control Processes Workstation "AE-PLC-CP", the Rotary Table Workstation 4 "AE-PLC-MR4", the Bottling Storage Workstation and "AE-PLC-ALB".

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General Description

The Flexible Manufacturing System 14, "AE-PLC-FMS14" is a modular system composed of three workstations: the Industrial Control Processes Workstation "AE-PLC-CP", the Rotary Table Workstation 4 "AE-PLC-MR4", the Bottling Storage Workstation and "AE-PLC-ALB".

The objective of the "AE-PLC-FMS14" system is to process the input water through the control of its temperature, level, pressure and flow in different stages. Once obtained the product, it is bottled and is storage.

The process of the "AE-PLC-FMS14" is explained in the following lines:

  • First, the industrial control processes workstation controls the temperature, the level, the flow and the pressure through four industrial controllers in different stages. The output product is pumped to the next workstation.
  • Then, the rotary table workstation get the product, and fill the bottles. The rotary table includes several positions that provide the bottles, the place where each bottle is filled and where the bottles are covered.
  • Finally, the storage workstation get the bottles and place them in the desired storage position.

Each workstation is locally commanded by a PLC device and, in turn, a central PLC coordinates all workstations. The communication network between workstations and PC is based on the Ethernet protocol.

The "AE-PLC-FMS14" include a SCADA system that works collecting the data of the Ethernet network that is connected to each PLC and the central PLC. The SCADA system allows the visualization from the PC of the production state, and the change of the production parameters in real time.

The "AE-PLC-FMS14" system design by EDIBON allows the users to learn the basic concepts of automation as the operation of an Ethernet network or how to program a PLC and about other areas as pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, industrial controller’s technology, etc.

The optional "AE-AS" software is design to teach the students how works real automation software. This software allows making 2D and 3D processes simulations, supervising and controlling SCADA systems, programming and communicating PLCs, simulating hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic devices operation, etc.

Exercises and guided practices

GUIDED PRACTICAL EXERCISES INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL

Practical possibilities to be done with the Flexible Manufacturing System 14 (AE-PLC-FMS14):

  1. Introduction to flexible manufacturing system (FMS).
  2. Introduction to pneumatics and electro-pneumatics.
  3. Study of the sensor detection.
  4. Testing the digital inputs and outputs of the automatic system through a PLC.
  5. Modify manufacturing parameters through the PLC.
  6. Configuration of a pneumatic application.
  7. Introduction to the Human-machine interface systems (HMI).
  8. Study of an automatic control of an industrial system.
  9. Control of the flexible manufacturing system through a central PLC in an Ethernet network with local PLC in each workstation.
  10. Manage the flexible manufacturing system through the HMI device.
  11. SCADA control of an automatic industrial system through PC.
Practical possibilities to be done with the optional software Automation Systems Simulation Software (AE-AS):
  1. Introduction to the SCADA control system.
  2. OPC server system with Ethernet.
  3. SCADA control of an automatic industrial system through PC.
Practical possibilities to be done with the Workstation alone:- Industrial Control Processes Workstation (AE-PLC-CP).
  1. Manual control of a water tank temperature.
  2. Manual control of a water tank level.
  3. Manual control of a water flow.
  4. Manual control of a water pressure.
  5. Automatic control of a water tank temperature through an industrial controller.
  6. Automatic control of a water tank level through an industrial controller.
  7. Automatic control of a water flow through an industrial controller.
  8. Automatic control of a water pressure through an industrial controller.
  9. Change the parameters of the different controls.
  10. Optimize the process time of the different industrial controls.
  11. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Rotary Table Workstation 4 (AE-PLC-MR4).
  1. Manual control of the rotary table system.
  2. Manual control of a bottles feeding system.
  3. Manual control of a filling system.
  4. Manual control of a bottles covering system.
  5. Automatic control of the rotary table system.
  6. Automatic control of a bottles feeding system.
  7. Automatic control of a filling system.
  8. Automatic control of a bottles covering system.
  9. Change the parameters of the process.
  10. Optimization of the process time.
  11. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Bottling Storage Workstation (AE-PLC-ALB).
  1. Manual control of the bottles storage system.
  2. Automatic control of the bottles storage system.
  3. Change the parameters of the storage process.
  4. Optimize the process time.
  5. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.

MORE PRACTICAL EXERCISES TO BE DONE WITH THE UNIT

  1. Many students view results simultaneously. To view all results in real time in the classroom by means of a projector or an electronic whiteboard.
  2. Open Control, Multicontrol and Real Time Control. This unit allows intrinsically and/or extrinsically to change the span, gains, proportional, integral, derivative parameters, etc, in real time.
  3. The Computer Control System with SCADA allows a real industrial simulation.
  4. This unit is totally safe as uses mechanical, electrical and electronic, and software safety devices.
  5. This unit can be used for doing applied research.
  6. This unit can be used for giving training courses to Industries even to other Technical Education Institutions.
  7. Control of the AE-PLC-FMS14 unit process through the control interface box without the computer.
  8. Visualization of all the sensors values used in the AE-PLC-FMS14 unit process.
  9. Several other exercises can be done and designed by the user.

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