Pick&Place station: Small is beautiful

Pick&Place station: Small is beautiful

Illustration includes additional equipment and accessories


The Pick&Place station is equipped with a two-axis Pick&Place module. Workpiece housings placed on the conveyor are detected by an optical diffuse sensor. The workpiece is transported to the pneumatic separator on the conveyor and detected by a second diffuse sensor. The Pick&Place module picks up a workpiece insert from the slide and places it on the workpiece housing. The complete workpiece (housing and insert) is released by the separator and transported to the end of the conveyor. A light barrier detects the workpiece at the end of the conveyor.

This station can also be used to perform the following tasks:

  • Rejection of workpieces (housing or basic body) on the slide
  • Alternative feeding of workpieces (housing or basic body) from the slide

Simply the finest: Linear slide units
SLT slide units from Festo can be used to further extend the versatility of the Pick&Place module. With variable stops, silencers and an attachment that can be adjusted in all directions, the ideal solution can be found for all Pick&Place tasks. This permits a wide range of project work.

Modular vacuum technology from Festo

Vacuum generators, pressure switches, vacuum filters, suction grippers. The vacuum components, are harmonized for optimum performance. They clearly demonstrate the principle behind vacuum applications: vacuum generation using a generator, the correct suction cup with matching filter and the electronic pressure switch with teach-in switching points for pressure sensing.

Technical data

  • Operating pressure 600 kPa (6 bar)
  • Power supply 24 V DC
  • 8 digital inputs
  • 6 digital outputs

Training aims for project work


  • Mechanical set-up of a station


  • Installation of tubing for pneumatic components
  • Vacuum technology
  • Pneumatic linear drives


  • Correct wiring of electrical components
  • Connecting DC motors


  • Application of pressure switches with integrated micro processor
  • Correct application of optical diffuse sensors and light barriers
  • Correct application of limit switches


  • Programming and application of a PLC
  • Structure of a PLC program
  • Programming an operating mode section

Recommended training media

  • WBT PLC programming in accordance with IEC 61131
  • WBT Pneumatics
  • Mechatronics Assistant
  • Design and simulation program FluidSIM® Pneumatics
  • CIROS®
  • Textbook Pneumatics, Basic level
  • Textbook Programmable logic controllers, Basic level