The "AE-PLC-SPO" is a positioning workstation commanded by a PLC that checks the material and dimensions of the incoming pieces to sorting in three different places.
The "AE-PLC-SPO" uses a three axis manipulator to pick and place the incoming pieces. The "AE-PLC-SPO" has a sorting area where the unit checks the dimensions and the material of the piece and also has three different storage places, where the system place the pieces, depending on the material or the dimensions of them.
The "AE-PLC-SPO" workstation is designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the unit. The main components are:
- The PLC: is composed by the CPU PLC unit and all the extra modules needed to perform a correct working of the workstation.
- The control panel: with start/stop button, emergency pushbutton, reset button, light indicators to show current state of the process, etc.
- The pneumatic circuit: contains the required solenoid valves, the vacuum components, the filters and regulators to assure the appropriate working of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the industrial feeder systems such as reed sensors, inductive sensor, presence sensors, pneumatic actuators, vacuum cups, electric linear actuators, etc.
The "AE-PLC-SPO" 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.