Pick&Place station – small is beautiful

Pick&Place station – small is beautiful


The Pick&Place station is equipped with a two-axis Pick&Place module and a Conveyor module.Optical diffuse sensors or through-beam sensors detect workpiece housings placed on the conveyor. The conveyor transports workpieces to the electric feed separator. The Pick&Place module picks up a workpiece insert from the chute 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.

Additional functions can be produced using the Pick&Place station.

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

Topic: Linear slide units
Slide units from Festo can be used to further extend the versatility of the Pick&Place module. Variable stops, silencers and an attachment that can be adjusted in all directions provide the ideal solution for every Pick & Place task. This permits a wide range of projects to be implemented.

Topic: Vacuum technology
The vacuum components ‒ vacuum generators, pressure switches, vacuum filters and suction cups ‒ are harmonised 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 teach-in electronic pressure switch with freely programmable switching points for pressure sensing.

Technical data

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

Training content

  • Fundamentals of pneumatics
  • Sensors: magnetic limit switches, optoelectrical sensors
  • Connecting tubing and wiring
  • Reading circuit diagrams
  • Learning about handling systems
  • Vacuum technology/gripper technology
  • Belt control system
  • Buffering and separating

Recommended training media

  • CIROS®
  • WBT: PLC programming in accordance with IEC 61131
  • WBT: Pneumatics 
  • WBT: Electropneumatics
  • WBTs: Sensors 1 and 2
  • FluidSIM® Pneumatics design and simulation program
  • Equipment set TP 230 – Vacuum technology, Advanced Level
  • Textbook Fundamentals of pneumatics and electropneumatics
  • Workbook Fundamentals of vacuum technology, TP 230
  • Workbooks MPS® conveyor module, PLC programming, basic level and advanced level
  • Workbooks MPS® Pick & Place module, PLC programming, basic level and advanced level