ProLog Factory: Logistics – Communication – Mechatronics – Robotics

ProLog Factory: Logistics – Communication – Mechatronics – Robotics

The new training platform for logistics, communication technology, mechatronics, robotics and industrial engineering

The processes and material flow in the ProLog learning factory are a representation of a real production system with logistics and shipping.

It includes intermediate buffers and magazines for the raw materials and an automatic store for the individual products. The production line produces the parts with low stock levels according to the KANBAN principle.

Production line
The production line produces the products. Individual stations provide the raw materials. The system tests, processes and assembles the unfinished parts into products. The high bay warehouse stores the finished parts until they are reused.

Picking station
The orders are compiled in the Picking station. An industrial articulated robot arm places the orders onto pallets.

Logistics field
The logistics field provides the buffer function on pallets until delivery of the orders.

Mobile autonomous robots
Mobile robots play an increasingly important role in automated production. Within the ProLog learning factory, realistic experiments and practical, relevant training on these new trends are possible.

The mobile robots are equipped with a telescopic fork and operate like forklift trucks to reach all positions in the warehouse.

The complete cell contains an application with handling and palletizing tasks. The robot is equipped with a pneumatic gripper. Different automated modules are arranged in the cell to create a typical robot training environment.

The cell can be equipped with a choice of different 6-axis robots.

The MPS® stations in the ProLog learning factory include:

  • Everything for PLC training
  • A wide selection of different handling components
  • Vacuum technology
  • Sensor technology
  • Drive technology

Motivated research and learning
Using the ProLog Factory provides practical training on necessary soft skills as well as the technical expertise:

  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation
  • Learning skills
  • Independence
  • Organizational ability

The Robotino® View, Robotino® SIM and CIROS® programming and simulation tools increase learning success and efficiency in the learning factory.

HMI and communication technology
A wide range of different networking and communication principles are used in the ProLog Factory.

The SCADA application includes:

  • Visualization of the status of the entire system and the individual stations
  • Communication with the stations via Ethernet/PROFIBUS DP
  • Alarm messaging
  • Alarm logging
  • System control
  • Data acquisition
  • Order entry
  • Database application
  • Order management

PROFIBUS DP and WLAN communication are also clearly integrated into the learning factory.

Blended learning package included

Each MPS® 200 system includes a package of web-based training programs as well as FluidSIM® Pneumatic and Mechatronics Assistant, the tool for professional training. Some have CIROS® Programming and CIROS® Education.