The "AE-PLC-MAE" is an electrical handling system commanded by a PLC. The "AE-PLC-MAE" is composed of a two axis electrical manipulator with a pneumatic gripper to transport the pieces from the input pieces holder to the corresponding position, depending on the specifications. The system is equipped with different sensors in order to identify the piece color and position.
The "AE-PLC-MAE" workstation has been designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the equipment operation:
- The PLC: is composed of 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 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-MAE" 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 "6.-MECHATRONICS, AUTOMATION AND COMPUMECHATRONICS" area.