After separation of workpieces (cube halves) from
the Magazine Units to the Belt Conveyor their material properties and orientation
are determined. Subsequently workpieces can be sorted onto three slides or moved
forward to the end of the Belt Conveyor. The station uses workpieces made of aluminium,
white and black plastic and spring pins for joining the cube halves (included).
The mechatronic station consists of 1 base plate
(T-slotted AL-profile plate) which is equipped with the following mechatronic functional
1 Pneumatic Service Unit, 2 Magazine Units, 1 Belt Conveyor, 1 Sorting
Unit (for material testing and sorting).
The mechatronic station is controlled
by one SIMATIC S7-314C-2PN/DP programmable logic controller (PLC) and one SIMATIC
TP700 Comfort HMI color touch panel. The PLC offers a ProfiNet and ProfiBus interface
on board which can be used to set up a network with other PLCs or controls and to
teach industrial network technology.
The VerSort can later on be extended with a second segment to achieve a full process.
segments together (VerSort and BeLag) add up to the complete system (product no.:
The PLC program of the VerSort is already designed in such a way that
the second segment can be connected via ProfiNet and will run automatically with
the first segment.
Detailed information regarding the used and above mentioned functional units are
available on our web site.
The mechatronic station is provided fully assembled, programmed, tested and ready
The PLC program is written in SIMATIC STEP 7.
All comments within
the PLC program are in English, as well as the documentation belonging to the system.