The "AE-PLC-AL" is an automatic Storage Workstation commanded by a PLC that moves the pieces at the desired position in a numbered grid.
The "AE-PLC-AL" uses two electric linear actuators and a pneumatic manipulator to configure an automatic three axis storage system. The "AE-PLC-AL" uses the vacuum technology to move the pieces at the numbered grid of the storage.
This unit is designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the unit. The main components are:
- The PLC: is composed by the CPU limit and all extra modules needed to perform a corrent working of the workstation 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, the vacuum components, the filters and regulators to assure the appropriate working of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the industrial feeder systems such as electric linear actuators, presence sensors, rotary actuators, vacuum cups, etc.
The "AE-PLC-AL" 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.