Machine Process Control


The 650A-MPC Machine Process Control is an electro-pneumatic PLC application training system. This application replicates an automated material handling process typically found in manufacturing control situations. Training activities begin with basic control concepts and quickly progress to more comprehensive process sequencing activities. Students will gain hands-on experience using valves, actuators, industrial sensors, and conveyors.

The 650A-MPC application consists of an electro-pneumatically actuated parts dispenser, which dispenses parts onto a bi-directional belt conveyor. As parts are conveyed, sensors check for various part characteristics. Based on the sensor inputs and programming logic, parts are processed per requirements. Parts can be sorted, counted, stamped, or correct orientation determined. The entire process is controllable by a PLC.

As an option, the parts can be sorted at the end of the conveying process into three separate trays via a three-station solenoid operated electro- pneumatic parts ejection process. Although this model (EM600-AIR3) is a popular option to enhance the student’s learning experience, this is not a necessary requirement to gain a full understanding and appreciation of electro-pneumatic PLC control.

  • Application-oriented setting controllable by a PLC
  • Can be controlled by TII’s series of PLC training systems
  • Designed for use on a table, bench, or as part of a desktop flexible manufacturing system


  • Mounted upright on a metal frame with stainless steel front panel
  • Access to hardware
  • Convenient interfacing to other TII training systems and control devices
  • All features are silkscreened for easy identification
  • Banana jack access to all control panel valves, actuators, lights, and switches
  • Application consists of actuated parts dispenser: dispenses parts onto bi-directional belt conveyor

Control Panel

  • Three double-acting tie rod cylinders with three, two, and one inch strokes
  • Three pneumatic three-way, two position electric solenoid directional control valves
  • Infrared sensor
  • Limit switch
  • Internal 24 VDC power supply
  • See-through parts dispenser
  • Target parts: clear, black, and metallic
  • Four port air distribution manifold
  • Air regulator
  • Air pressure gauge
  • Reversible motorized belt conveyor with approximate dimensions: 3 in. x 27 in.
  • Part alignment guides
  • I/O interface strip with a series of banana jacks for external electrical interfacing
  • On/Off toggle switch
  • Power indicator
  • Fuse protected

System Dimensions

  • Frame Size: 20.5″ x 14.5″ x 4”
  • Front Tray: 20.5” x 10″
  • Shipping Weight: 40 lbs.


  • Instructor and student manuals
  • Six activities for stand-alone mode
  • Six activities for PLC mode
  • Two challenger activities



56 East End Drive
Gilberts, IL 60136
800.451.2169 Toll Free
847.428.3085 International
847.428.3286 Fax

TII Technical Education Systems (TII) is incorporating the the newest technology with an extensive curriculum for academic success, preparing students for today’s modern employers. TII’s broad product line offers instruction in each of the major areas of technology skills training used in industrial systems today: Technology Fundamentals, Advanced Systems, and Integrated Automation.

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56 East End Drive
Gilberts, IL 60136
800.451.2169 Toll Free
847.428.3085 International
847.428.3286 Fax