The "AE-PLC-MR3" is a processing workstation with a rotary table commanded by a PLC. This unit takes a piece from the input area, checks if the position of piece is correct, and simulates drilling the piece with a movable drilling machine. Finally the workstation places the piece to the exit piece area. The "AE-PLC-MR3" also includes a polish tool to change the process and simulates the polishing of the piece.
The "AE-PLC-MR3" 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 workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the industrial processing systems with rotary tables such as limit switch sensors, capacitive sensors, drilling machine, etc.
The "AE-PLC-MR3" 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.