AE-PLC-FMS7 Flexible Manufacturing System 7

FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM  7 - AE-PLC-FMS7

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

The Flexible Manufacturing System 7, "AE-PLC-FMS7" is a modular system composed of four workstations: the "AE-PLC-A" Feeding Workstation for Pieces, the "AE-PLC-SIP" Pieces Identification Workstation, the "AE-PLC-CF" Sorting Workstation and the "AE-PLC-T" Linear Transport Workstation.

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General Description

The Flexible Manufacturing System 7, "AE-PLC-FMS7" is a modular system composed of four workstations: the "AE-PLC-A" Feeding Workstation for Pieces, the "AE-PLC-SIP" Pieces Identification Workstation, the "AE-PLC-CF" Sorting Workstation and the "AE-PLC-T" Linear Transport Workstation.

The objective of the "AE-PLC-FMS7" system is to provide the system with pieces of different colors, heights and materials. These pieces are identified and sorted depending on the system requirements.

The process of the "AE-PLC-FMS7" is explained in the following lines:

  • First, the feeding system provides the pieces of different colors, heights and materials and place them on the linear transport system.
  • Then, the following workstation take the pieces from the linear transport system and detect the color, the height and the material of the piece in order to discard the non-valid pieces. The correct pieces are placed on the linear transport system.
  • Finally, the last workstation take the pieces from the linear transport system and sorting them in three different places.

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-FMS7" 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, 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 7 (AE-PLC-FMS7):

  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.

- Pieces Identification Workstation (AE-PLC-SIP).

  1. Manual control of a quality control system.
  2. Automatic control of a quality control system.
  3. Change the parameters of the quality control system.
  4. Optimize the process time.
  5. Study and analysis of the faults inserted in the process with the fault generation module.

- Sorting Workstation (AE-PLC-CF).

  1. Manual control of a sorting system.
  2. Automatic control of a sorting system.
  3. Change the parameters of the sorting 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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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. This unit is totally safe as uses mechanical, electrical and electronic, and software safety devices.
  4. This unit can be used for doing applied research.
  5. This unit can be used for giving training courses to Industries even to other Technical Education Institutions.
  6. Visualization of all the sensors values used in the AE-PLC-FMS7 unit process.
  7. Several other exercises can be done and designed by the user.

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