The "AE-PLC-ALB" is an automatic storage workstation for bottles with three degrees of freedom X-Y-Z. The "AE-PLC-ALB" is composed by two linear electrical actuators to move over the X-Y axes, and a pneumatic actuator (Z axis) with a vacuum cup that is used to catch and release bottles. The function of the workstation is to catch bottles in the input area, and release each bottle in the programmed position of a numbered pallet.
The "AE-PLC-ALB" workstation has been designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the equipment operation:
- The PLC: is composed by an AE-PLCB that contains a HMI device, analog and digital input/output modules, etc, and the required extra modules to put into operation the workstation successfully.
- 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 such as solenoid valves, air filters, air regulators, etc. To assure the appropriate operation of the workstation.
- The workstation: is composed by real components used by the industrial automatic storage bottling systems such as: IR beam detector, capacitive sensors, servomotor controllers, manipulators with vacuum technology, etc.
The "AE-PLC-ALB" 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 the "Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)" area of the general catalogue.