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