The MPS transfer system serves as a basis for the MPS TS Compact Trainer I4.0. A CPS (cyber-physical system) is set up with currently available automation components. A modern S7-1500 industrial controller is at the heart of this autonomous and highly communicative unit. The PLC is programmed via the TIA Portal. The KTP400 display and control unit serves as a user interface for intuitive operation and machine operator guidance. Data is exchanged with the intelligent workpiece (a bearing roller) via an RFID read-write system which communicates with the controller via an IO-Link interface. The PLC is equipped with an integrated web server for fast process diagnostics with standard IT technologies.
The Compact Trainer I4.0 integrates the following main components in the spirit of the smart factory.
1Transfer line, beginning of conveyor 2S71512SP F 1PN main controller 3Emergency off pushbutton 4RJ45 network access 5KTP400 display and control unit 6RFID reader, end of conveyor 7DC wattmeter, at back 8RFID reader, beginning of conveyor 9Drilling module with ET200SP Profinet IO-Device 10Insertion module with ET200SP Profinet IO-Device 11Pick-by-light module manual workstation with LOGO!8 mini 12Raspberry Pi single-board computer 13Manual workplace, tray 14Scalance XB005 network switch, at back