Vacuum-Held Material Handling Training System - MAP-202


Vacuum-Held Material Handling Training System - MAP-202
Vacuum-Held Material Handling Training System - MAP-202
Vacuum-Held Material Handling Training System - MAP-202

Model #MAP-202-SAI1002

Vacuum-Held Material Handling Training System – MAP-202

SMC’s MAP-200s consist of a series of individual tabletop mechatronics training systems that carry out a specific and different material handling task commonly seen in industrial settings.

Robust, Rugged, and Versatile, these tabletop hands-on training systems are designed to teach students a wide array of industrial automation – Pneumatics, Electrical, Industrial Safety and Automation Processes, PLC Programming, Sensors, and Troubleshooting!

MAP-202: Vacuum-Held Handling Device with Two Shafts

MAP-202: The function of this handling device is to transfer the part from a starting area to a final unloading area, using three vacuum pads. This is a cartesian handling device with two shafts which moves a part from one position to another, holding it with a set of three vacuum pads.

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MAP-200 Model Choice

Body Supply Part Feeder + Detector/Ejector

Vacuum-Held Handling Device with Two Shafts

Vertical Revolving Handling Device with Internal Gripper of Bearing

Horizontal Rotolinear Handling Device with External Gripper of Shaft

Complete Mini-Cell Assembly

Troubleshooting Box

PLC Choice

Connect and control your MAP-200 with the SMC PLC Training System

Integrated and Wired Directly on MAP-200

Integrated and Wired Directly on MAP-200

Integrated and Wired Directly on MAP-200

Integrated and Wired Directly on MAP-200

Integrated and Wired Directly on MAP-200

Integrated and Wired Directly on MAP-200

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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-202: Vacuum-Held Handling Device with Two Shafts

This is a cartesian handling device with two shafts (1) which moves a part from one position to another, holding it with a set of three vacuum pads (2).

The function of the handling device is to transfer the part from a starting area to a final unloading area, using three vacuum pads. These areas are recreated using both parts made from stainless steel.

The part used is made from anodized aluminum and is cylindrical with a through opening, 15mm diameter, so that when the part is placed on the unloading area it fits perfectly onto a stainless steel pivot with a slightly smaller diameter.

The handling device is mounted on a 740x580x25mm extruded aluminum desktop base. This aluminum 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:

Control keypad:

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 two interconnected parallel-rod cylinders forming two shafts, one horizontal and one vertical, that includes a plate with three buffer vacuum pads at the end of the rods. The components in this module have the following characteristics:

– Actuators:

– Horizontal shaft: – Double acting pneumatic parallel-rod cylinder, Ø15 and 100mm stroke, with speed controllers and initial and final position switches. Controlled by a double 5/2 solenoid valve.

– Vertical shaft: – Double acting pneumatic parallel-rod cylinder, Ø10 and 50mm stroke, with speed controllers and an initial and final position switch. Controlled by a single 5/2 solenoid valve.

– Fixing arm: 3 Ø8 vacuum pads, with vacuum ejector. Controlled by a single 3/2 solenoid valve.

– Sensors: 4 auto switches, Reed type.

– 1 PNP output vacuum switch

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 with Training PLC of Choice for automatic/manual operation.

Troubleshooting Box

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.


Learning Topics

  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Sensors

Grade/Skill Level

Designed for:

  • High School
  • Industry
  • K-8
  • Technical College
  • University

Additional information


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Compact, Tabletop, Industrial Components, Troubleshooting, Simulation Software, Skills-Based

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