The "AE-PLC-CPD" is a Defective Pieces Sorter Workstation Application commanded by a PLC, which measures the deepness of the hole in the pieces. If the hole has not the correct deepness, the workstation sends the defective pieces to a rejection zone. Otherwise, the workstation sends the piece to the output of the unit.
The "AE-PLC-CPD" 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, filters and regulators to assure the correct working and safety of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the industrial sorting systems such as reflective optical sensors, conveyor system, pneumatic actuators, etc.
The "AE-PLC-CPD" 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.