The Pieces Feeder Workstation, "AE-PLC-APS", is a unit that works with pneumatics and electropneumatics technologies.
The function of the "AE-PLC-APS" is to supply pieces and to verify them, if they are acceptable.
The pieces will be supplied one by one by a pneumatic cylinder, and then the position of the piece will be verified in order to activate the mechanism that checks whether the piece is acceptable.
Afterwards, the piece is displaced to the outlet area if it is correct or discarded if it is wrong.
The "AE-PLC-APS", designed by EDIBON, allows the user to learn about the basic concepts of pneumatics and electro-pneumatics (operation, elements of each circuit, etc.) without any previous knowledge or experience.
The "AE-PLC-APS" is composed by two main parts the control panel and the sensor and electropneumatic actuators:
- Control panel: contains all the push-buttons and switches to operate with the unit. The Control panel also contains the differential magnetothermal protection inside the box to perform a safe operation of the unit.
- Sensors and electro-pneumatic actuators: contains all the sensors (reed switches and capacitive sensors), pneumatic actuators (single and double acting cylinders), electro-pneumatic actuators (3/2 and 5/2 solenoid valves) and the remote Ethernet/IP input and output signal required to perform an automatic control of the unit. The sensors and electro-pneumatic actuators are distributed in the following modules of the unit: