AE-PLC-FMS2 Flexible Manufacturing System 2

FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM  2 - AE-PLC-FMS2

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

The Flexible Manufacturing System 2, "AE-PLC-FMS2" is a modular system composed of five workstations: the Feeding Workstation for Pieces "AE-PLC-A", the Mounting Workstation "AE-PLC-M", the Rotary Table Workstation 1 "AE-PLC-MR1", the Rotary Table Workstation 2 "AE-PLC-MR2", the Automatic Screw Workstation "AE-PLC-AT", the Storage Workstation "AE-PLC-AL" and the Linear Transport Workstation "AE-PLC-T".

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General Description

The Flexible Manufacturing System 2, "AE-PLC-FMS2" is a modular system composed of five workstations: the Feeding Workstation for Pieces "AE-PLC-A", the Mounting Workstation "AE-PLC-M", the Rotary Table Workstation 1 "AE-PLC-MR1", the Rotary Table Workstation 2 "AE-PLC-MR2", the Automatic Screw Workstation "AE-PLC-AT", the Storage Workstation "AE-PLC-AL" and the Linear Transport Workstation "AE-PLC-T".

The objective of the "AE-PLC-FMS2" system is to provide a base piece and mount three different pieces and screws inside it, once the piece is complete, the system storage them in a specific position of the depot.

The process of the "AE-PLC-FMS2" is explained in the following lines:

  • First, the feeding system provides the base pieces with the correct dimensions and place them on the linear transport system.
  • Then, the mounting workstation provide another piece, and after verify that is correct, mount them inside the base piece placed on the linear transport system.
  • After that, two rotary table workstations provide two pieces of different colors, dimensions and materials to be mounted inside the base piece.
  • Then, the automatic screw workstation put three screws in the Base pieces to finish them.
  • Finally, the storage workstation that take the base pieces through an automatic manipulator and place them in the programmed place of the storage.

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-FMS2" 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, vacuum 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 2 (AE-PLC-FMS2):

  1. Introduction to flexible manufacturing system (FMS).
  2. Introduction to pneumatics and electro-pneumatics.
  3. Introduction to vacuum technology.
  4. Study of the sensor detection.
  5. Testing the digital inputs and outputs of the automatic system through a PLC.
  6. Modify manufacturing parameters through the PLC.
  7. Configuration of a pneumatic application.
  8. Introduction to the Human-machine interface systems (HMI).
  9. Study of an automatic control of an industrial system.
  10. Control of the flexible manufacturing system through a central PLC in an Ethernet network with local PLC in each workstation.
  11. Manage the flexible manufacturing system through the HMI device.
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:- Feeding Workstation for Pieces (AE-PLC-A).
  1. Manual control of a Feeding system.
  2. Automatic control of a Feeding system.
  3. Change the parameters of the Feeding process.
  4. Optimize the process time.
  5. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Mounting Workstation (AE-PLC-M).
  1. Manual control of a mounting system.
  2. Automatic control of a mounting system.
  3. Change the parameters of the mounting process.
  4. Optimization of the process time.
  5. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Rotary Table Workstation 1 (AE-PLC-MR1).
  1. Manual control of the rotary table system.
  2. Manual control of the feeding system on a rotary table.
  3. Manual control of the quality control and mounting process on a rotary table.
  4. Automatic control of the rotary table system.
  5. Automatic control of the feeding system on a rotary table.
  6. Automatic control of the quality control and mounting process on a rotary table.
  7. Change the parameters of the rotary table process.
  8. Optimize the process time.
  9. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Rotary Table Workstation 2 (AE-PLC-MR2).
  1. Manual control of the rotary table system.
  2. Manual control of the quality control and drilling process on a rotary table.
  3. Automatic control of the rotary table system.
  4. Automatic control of the quality control and drilling process on a rotary table.
  5. Change the parameters of the rotary table process.
  6. Optimize the process time.
  7. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Automatic Screw Workstation (AE-PLC-AT).
  1. Manual control of a screwing system.
  2. Automatic control of a screwing system.
  3. Change the parameters of the screwing process.
  4. Optimize the process time.
  5. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Storage Workstation (AE-PLC-AL).
  1. Manual control of a storing system.
  2. Automatic control of a storing system.
  3. Change the parameters of the storing process.
  4. Optimize the process time.
  5. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.
- Linear Transport Workstation (AE-PLC-T).
  1. Manual control of a transporting system.
  2. Automatic control of a transporting system.
  3. Change the parameters of a transporting process.
  4. Optimize the process time.
  5. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.

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