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IMS 23/24 with 3/4 subsystems

The production line system can be used for the fully automatic manufacture of a three-part workpiece of up to eight different end products. IMS 12 consists of the sub-systems sorting, testing, handling (3 subsystems) and assembly (4 subsystems). All of the subsystems can be used individually or combined with each other in any given configuration. For the conveyance of workpieces between the individual subsystems a transport system with workpiece carriers is used on dual conveyor belt system.
Using this training system the industrial processes of a complex production line can be realistically simulated. Only industrial-type actuators and sensors are used. Also for system control only industrial type PLC systems with Profibus and decentralised periphery are deployed. Optional expansions of additional modern, industrial communications systems are planned. The system promotes the learning of skills and qualifications while in a team and enables students to work independently while acquiring the basics needed for mastering mechatronic systems.
Each sub-system is designed so that the student can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge step-by-step, starting with simple automation operations and sequences, and ending in development of complex automation programs. Standardized interfaces allow a use of various industrial PLC control units or the UniTrain-I system.
• Transport system: Dual conveyor belts with DC drive motors and a variable-speed, three-phase drive motor.
• Identification system: Three workpiece carriers are each furnished with a fixed code. A reading unit is mounted on the station.
• Identification system: An RFID identification system can be installed optionally.
• Supervisory level: Preparation of production orders on the control station PC; process visualization and operational-data acquisition
• Linkage of the process control station via TCP/IP
• IMS 3 sorting subsystem
• IMS 6 testing subsystem
• IMS 7 handling subsystem
• IMS 4 assembly subsystem (4 subsystems)