The FMS-800 Flexible Manufacturing System is part of TII’s series of comprehensive manufacturing automation training systems that can be customized to customer requirements. As learning objectives change over time, so too can the FMS-800 System hardware, software, and configuration.
The FMS-800 System consists of three interconnected mobile tables. Each table can be used as a separate, standalone process or integrated into a dynamic three-table multi-stepped comprehensive process. Tables are connected physically and via Ethernet communications. System control is done with a single master PLC with remote I/O at each table for distributed control over Ethernet communications. Alternatively, a dedicated PLC at each table is used for local control with inter-communications among the three tables via Ethernet. Note: individual table PLCs would require Ethernet capability.