Transfers pieces along one axis, in the two directions. The conveyor is driven by a DC motor, controlled by direct/reverse-acting relays that operate the belt. A fiber optic sensor detects the pieces on the conveyor belt.
The module is assembled on a sectioned aluminium base, and it can be easily moved around the laboratory.
Mod. MCE-700/EV can be fully controlled using a PLC module or an Arduino microprocessor. Thanks to the PLC or Arduino programming software, a wide range of exercises regarding the automation of the module in a working cycle or in stand-alone mode can be developed.
- Fundamentals of electrical controls: the DC motor
- Operating a conveyor
- Operating a capacitive optical sensor
- PLC control
- Microprocessor control