AE-PLC-FMS9 Flexible Manufacturing System 9

FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM  9 - AE-PLC-FMS9

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

The Flexible Manufacturing System 9, "AE-PLC-FMS9" is a modular system composed of four workstations: the "AE-PLC-A" Feeding Workstation for Pieces, the "AE-PLC-CF" Sorting Workstation, the "AE-BR" Robotic Arm Workstation and the "AE-CNCT" CNC Turning Workstation.

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General Description

The Flexible Manufacturing System 9, "AE-PLC-FMS9" is a modular system composed of four workstations: the "AE-PLC-A" Feeding Workstation for Pieces, the "AE-PLC-CF" Sorting Workstation, the "AE-BR" Robotic Arm Workstation and the "AE-CNCT" CNC Turning Workstation.

The objective of the "AE-PLC.FMS9" system is to provide pieces with different colors and materials to the sorting system, where the pieces are classified depending on the specifications of the manufacturing process. Then the robotic arm is able to pick pieces from the sorting workstation and place to the CNC turning system, where the pieces are turned.

The process of the "AE-PLC-FMS9" is explained in the following lines:

  • First, the feeding system provides the pieces of different colors and materials to the sorting workstation. The sorting system classifies the pieces at three different places depending of the piece characteristics detected.
  • Then, the Robotic Arm Workstation pick the sorted pieces and placed in the CNC Turning Workstation. Once the piece is turned, the Robotic Arm pick again the piece from the CNC machine.

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-FMS9" 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 Robotic Arm and the CNC machine included in the "AE-PLC-FMS9" system, contains the control console controller and the programming software in order to program and operate with them.

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 9 (AE-PLC-FMS9):

  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.

Practical possibilities to carry out with the optional software for the Simulation of Automation Systems (AE-AS):

- 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.

- 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.

- Robotic Arm Workstation (AE-BR).

  1. Introduction to robotic systems.
  2. Robotic arm configuration.
  3. Set a simple movement of the robotic arm.
  4. Set a simple pick and place function with the robotic arm.

- CNC Turning Workstation (AE-CNCT).

  1. Introduction to CNC systems.
  2. CNC machine configuration.
  3. Tools and clamping system of the CNC turning machine.
  4. Manual configuration of simple movements in the CNC turning machine.
  5. Loading the desire CAD file format in the CNC turning machine.
  6. Turning a piece with the desire specifications.
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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-FMS9 unit process.
  7. Several other exercises can be done and designed by the user.

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