SMC’s tabletop mechatronics training systems each perform a series of different material handling functions to teach students hands-on concepts and skills in pneumatics, PLC programming, sensors, vacuum technology, and more.
Using all industrial SMC components, commonly found in industrial settings worldwide, each MAP-200 series training systems teaches a unique material handling and assembly process. The complete assembly includes a body part, bearing, shaft, and cover.
Each MAP-200 Training System includes your Choice of PLC, or can be connected to the SMC PCT-200 PLC/HMI Training System for advanced control!
MAP-203: Vertical Revolving Handling Training System with Internal Gripper
The function of the handling device is to transfer the part from a starting area to an unloading area, using a internal gripper. These areas are recreated using both parts made from stainless steel.
The part used in this process is a bearing so that when it is placed on the unloading area, it fits perfectly onto a stainless steel pivot with a slightly smaller diameter than the bearing’s inner diameter.
The handling device is mounted on a 740x580x25 mm extruded aluminium desktop base. This aluminium base has 8.5mm slots to mount the components on the base and two handles to carry it around. The following modules are fitted on this base:
All of the components used to build the handling device are industrial. The handling device includes:
With a green start button, a red stop button and a black manual/automatic cycle switch.
– Air treatment unit:
The handling device includes an air treatment unit comprising a 5 µm filter with a pressure controller, 10 bar pressure gauge, manual 3/2 stop valve and drain valve.
The handling device comes with a set of hardcopy documentation, consisting of:
– Technical system description.
– Pneumatic drawings.
– Electrical drawings.
– Mechanical assembly drawings.
– Student Practice activities.
– Specifications for all of the industrial components.
Part Transfer Module:
Comprising a rotolinear pneumatic actuator, with linear and rotary drive, with a pneumatic external gripper at the end of a fixing arm. The components in this module have the following characteristics:
– Actuators: Compact linear and rotary drive cylinder, Ø32, 25mm stroke, with speed controllers and initial and end of stroke switches during linear movement
and 0º and 180º during rotary movement. Controlled by two single 5/2 solenoid valves.
– Fixing arm: pneumatic gripper with two parallel-opening jaws.Controlled by a single 5/2 solenoid valve.
– Sensors: 4 auto switches, Reed type.
– 2 solid state auto switches.
Electrical Control Panel:
All of the pneumatic cables and tubing are properly identified and labelled at both ends.
The electrical and pneumatic control required for the handling device to operate in stand-alone mode is included on the base, with the following components:
– 15 electrical connection terminals.
– 110 – 240VAC/24 VDC 60W power supply.
Wired and programmed control PLC of Choice for automatic/manual operation.
The Troubleshooting Box includes a breakdown generation system which generates up to 16 non-destructive anomalies that are activated by switches. This system is located inside a locked box. Students will have to apply their studies and critical thinking skills to prove mastery of the technologies and concepts associated with automation and material handling through systematic steps of troubleshooting.