The Flexible Manufacturing System 4, "AE-PLC-FMS4" is a modular system composed of four workstations: the "AE-PLC-FT" filtration workstation, the "AE-PLC-MS" mixing workstation, the "AE-PLC-CP" industrial control processes workstation and the "AE-PLC-MEMB" bottling workstation.
The objective of the "AE-PLC-FMS4" system is to process the input water in order to obtain the desired bottled product.
The process of the "AE-PLC-FMS4" is explained in the following lines:
- First, the input water is filtrated and pumped to the mixing station.
- Then, the mixed water is pumped to the industrial control processes workstation, where three different industrial controllers manage the temperature, the level, the flow and the pressure of the product.
- Finally, the next workstation bottled the product.
The "AE-PLC-FMS4" system design by EDIBON allows the users to learn the basic concepts of automation as the operation of an Ethernet network or how to program a PLC and about other areas as pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, etc.
The optional "AE-PLCA-AS" software is design to teach the students how works real automation software. This software allows making 2D and 3D processes simulations, supervising and controlling SCADA systems, programming and communicating PLCs, simulating hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic devices operation, etc.