MPS distributing station – Basic principles of mechatronic systems

MPS distributing station – Basic principles of mechatronic systems

The MPS distributing station D tackles a number of topics, including the basic principles of PLC programming and sensor technology. In addition to this, the station provides an introduction to conveyor control using micro controllers and the associated transport of materials.

The station separates individual workpieces in a stacking magazine. A double-acting cylinder pushes the workpieces out one at a time. The conveyor module transports the workpiece to the right or left. The conveyor can be stopped in order to separate the workpiece. The simple setup process for the MPS Station makes it easy to create a workflow program for the handling process. Different workpieces can be used in the stacking magazine module.


  • The highly modular nature of the station makes it incredibly versatile and allows it to be used for many different types of project work.
  • The station can be used individually or together with other stations at various points in a system or process.
  • With the aid of this station, students will develop basic knowledge of common separation and distribution processes and of how to control a conveyor.


  • Familiarization with the stacking magazine and conveyor modules
  • Gaining insight into common separation and distribution processes
  • Introduction to pneumatic control systems
  • Acquisition of basic PLC programming skills
  • Introduction to how sensors and actuators work and are used
  • Controlling a DC motor using a micro controller
  • Preparation and commissioning of a mechatronic system

Technical data

  • Operating pressure: 600 kPa (6 bar)
  • Power supply: 24 V DC
  • Square/round workpiece dimensions: max. 40 mm
  • 6 digital sensors
  • 4 digital actuators