The Flexible Manufacturing System 15, "AE-PLC-FMS15" is a modular system composed of four workstations: the "AE-PLC-A" Feeding Workstation for Pieces, the "AE-PLC-M" Mounting Workstation, the "AE-PLC-T" Linear Transport Workstation and the "AE-BR" Robotic Arm Workstation.
The objective of the "AE-PLC-FMS15" system is to provide a base piece and mount three different pieces and screws inside it, once the piece is complete, the system stores it in an specific position.
The process of the "AE-PLC-FMS15" is explained in the following lines:
- First, the feeding system provides the base pieces with the correct dimensions and place them on the linear transport system.
- Then, the mounting workstation provide another piece, and after verify that is correct, mount them inside the base piece placed on the linear transport system.
- Finally, the Robotic Arm Workstation pick the sorted pieces and store them.
The "AE-PLC-FMS15" system design by EDIBON allows the users to learn the basic concepts of automation as the operation of an Ethernet network or how to program a PLC and about other areas as pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, vacuum technology, etc.