PLC Parts Sorter

This training system offers a platform that enables students to perform a comprehensive range of programming tasks culminating in the control of the unit using an industrial programmable logic controller (PLC).

The unit is designed to sort metal discs one at a time, checking them for a machined hole and dispensing them into one of two bins based upon programming logic. The speed of the sorting disc is controlled using an analog input signal. The position of the sorting disc can be determined using the in-built rotary encoder.

Typical Topic Areas Include:

  • Industrial Controllers
  • Logic (AND, OR AND NOT), Truth Tables & Step Logic
  • Latching Actuators
  • Counting Parts and Timing Events
  • Controlling Motor Speed and Position
  • Sorting Parts

Industrial Control Application Components:

  • Manual override switch
  • 4 x Manual control switches
  • 7 x Input/Output LED indicators
  • 2 x Push buttons (Red/Green)
  • 2 x Lamp indicators (Red/Green)
  • 2 x Part bins
  • Analog speed control dial
  • Infrared hole detection sensor
  • Two channel rotary encoder with index position
  • Connection block and rack bar for PLC extension

Items Included:

  • Industrial Control Sorter Application
  • Power Supply
  • USB Lead
  • Selection of solid and holed discs
  • PLC Simulation Software
  • Curriculum CDROM
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Other Items Required:

  • Computer with DVD and USB Port
  • Siemens S7 PLC

General Information

  • Dimensions: 360 x 480 x 240 mm (W x D x H)
  • Supply Voltage: 50-60Hz  110 – 240V AC
  • Packed Volume: Approx. 0.135 m3
  • Packed Weight: Approx. 9 kg
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