The "AE-PLC-VS" is a quality control system commanded by a PLC. The "AE-PLC-VS" is equipped with a color camera that identifies the pieces on a conveyor belt. Depending on different specification, the system separates the corresponding pieces using a pneumatic slide gate.
The "AE-PLC-VS" workstation has been designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the equipment operation:
- 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: emergency stop push button switch, start/stop button, reset button, light indicator to show the state of the workstation, 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 of real components used by the industrial automatic conveyor systems such as: capacitive sensors, limit switch sensors, position sensor, etc.
The "AE-PLC-VS" workstation 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 the "60.-MECHATRONICS, AUTOMATION AND COMPUMECHATRONICS" area.