Intelligent Industry 4.0 Factory Model

Intelligent Industry 4.0 Factory Model

The station allows performing many exercises, facing students with various challenges typical to Industry 4.0. A three-axis manipulator with an electromagnetic gripper allows for free and precise movement of the processed elements. RFID read and write heads allow each component to be identified and processed in individual way. The horizontally installed HMI panel allows to view the operating parameters, but also to simulate part of the process. The construction of the stand allows for stacking together several pieces next to each other in order to create a more complex process. As in the case of many of such solutions, students perform a large portion of their tasks based on digital interfaces (Profinet, IO - Link), so they have the opportunity to learn more than simple digital logic. 


Sample exercises:

  • Motor control and precise positioning 
  • Automatic drill 
  • Automatic gate 

Technical specifications:

  • Main controller: Siemens S7-1200 CPU (1215C DC / DC / DC - 2 Profinet ports, 14 digital inputs, 10 digital outputs, 2 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs)  
  • HMI panel: Siemens KTP700 Basic Colour Panel (7 “, 65,536 colors ) 
  • 3-axis manipulator with the possibility of controlling each axis independently in manual or automatic mode - built on the base of stepper motors  
  • HF RFID read and write head - IO-Link communication 
  • Distance sensor 
  • 4-port Profinet-IO-Link switch 
  • Front panel equipped with basic buttons and a safety switch 
  • External dimensions: 500 x 500 x 600 mm 
  • Working area: 250 x 300 x 100 mm 
  • Overvoltage and overheating protection