The "AE-PLC-ALV" is an automatic storage workstation commanded by a PLC, which moves the pieces from the input area to the desired slot at a vertical storage.The "AE-PLC-ALV" uses two electric and one pneumatic linear actuators to configure an automatic three axis vertical storage system. The "AE-PLC-ALV" uses a double acting pneumatic gripper to handling the pieces from and to the vertical storage. The "AE-PLC-ALV" 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, pressure components, filters and regulators to assure the appropriate working of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the industrial vertical storage systems such as electric linear actuators, presence sensors, pneumatic gripper, etc.
The "AE-PLC-ALV" 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.