Brief description and possible combinations of the stations

Station

 

Function

 

Modules  


Topics                                              


PLC required
(Control panel
included)

Distributing/Conveyor

 

Distributes and transports
the workpieces

– Stacking magazine
– Belt

– Electropneumatics
– Distribution
– Transporting

– 16 DIN/16 DOUT

Measuring

Measures the height of the workpieces outside the process

– Rotating and lifting
– Belt

– Quality inspection
– Analog value
– Transporting

– 16 DIN/16 DOUT
– (1IN)

Pick&Place

Transports and assembles the workpieces

– Pick&Place
– Belt

– Vacuum
– Handling
– Transporting

– 16 DIN/16 DOUT
Separating

Transports the workpieces in different directions

– 2x belt

– Test workpiece
– Analog value
– Transporting

– 16 DIN/16 DOUT
– (1 IN)

Sorting

Sorts the workpieces to three different slides

– Detection
– Belt

– Sensors
– Classification
– Logistics
– Transporting

– 16 DIN/16 DOUT

Storage

Distributes the workpieces in six different levels with eight positions per level

– Detection
– Planar surface gantry with gripper

– Embedded controller
– Logistics
– Sensors

– 16 DIN/16 DOUT

Robots with modules


Assembles a cylinder

– Robot
– Robot handling
– Robot assembly  

– Robotics
– Handling
– Assembling

No PLC
(Robot control with RIA box)

Programming

 

Programs the microcontroller

– Belt
– Programming                                                         

– Bit communication
– Embedded controller
– Programming microcontroller

– 16 DIN/16 DOUT

Packaging

 

Packages the workpieces

– Belt
– Handling stepper 
– Packaging

– Pneumatic control system
– Stepper motor
– Handling

– 24 DIN/24 DOUT
                                                  
   

StationDownstream
station
Distributing/
Belt
Pick & Place
Separating
SortingMeasuring
Storing
Packaging
Programming
Robot
Handling
 Preceding station           
 Distributing/belt  x x x x x x x x x x
 pick & place  x  x x x x x   x
 Separating  x x x x x x x x x x
 Sorting           
 Measuring  x x x x x x x x x x
 Storing  x x x x x x x x x 
 Packing           
 Programming  x  x x x x x x  x
 Robot  x  x x x x x   x
 Handling  x x x  x  x x  x
 

With these possible combinations, the PLC sample programs do not have to be adapted.

Possible MPS® system

Stations

  • Distributing
  • Sorting

Topics:

  • Distributing
  • Conveying
  • Detection

Stations

  • Distributing
  • Measuring
  • Assembly
  • Sorting

Topics:

  • Distributing
  • Conveying
  • Detection
  • Pick&place
  • Vacuum
  • Separating
  • Joining
  • Measured data acquisition
  • Statistical measurement control
  • Identification of defective parts

Stations

  • Distributing
  • Measuring
  • Sorting

Topics:

  • Distributing
  • Conveying
  • Detection
  • Pick&Place
  • Separating
  • Measured data acquisition
  • Statistical measurement control
  • Identification of defective parts

Stations

  • Distributing
  • Measuring
  • Assembly
  • Storing

Topics:

  • Distributing
  • Conveying
  • Detection
  • Pick&Place
  • Vacuum
  • Separating
  • Joining
  • Measured data acquisition
  • Statistical measurement control
  • Identification of defective parts
  • Storage technologies

Stations

  • Distributing
  • Robot stations with modules
  • Sorting

Topics:

  • Distributing
  • Conveying
  • Detection
  • Robotics
  • Separating
  • Joining

Stations

  • Distributing
  • Separating with Pick&Place
  • PG module (joining)
  • Sorting and rear distribution of a microcontroller
  • Programming

Topics:

  • Distributing
  • Conveying
  • Detection
  • Pick&Place
  • Parallel grippers
  • Joining
  • Automated programming