The "AE-PLC-T" is a linear transporting system, which moves the pallets, that carries the pieces, along the system. The unit is configured in a closed loop conveyor powered by an electrical motor, the whole system is commanded by a PLC.
The "AE-PLC-T" has different stopping places, where the system detects the pallet and is able to stop the transporting system.
The "AE-PLC-T" 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, pneumatic actuators, filters and regulators to assure the appropriate working of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the industrial transporting systems, such as inductive sensors, presence sensors, motor controllers, etc.
The "AE-PLC-T" is an independent workstation that can work alone and/or in conjunction with other workstations 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.