The modular features of this flexible automation cell enables the introduction of variations into stations to adapt them to the specific requirements of individual companies and training centers. From a simple configuration of one station (working fully autonomously) to a complex configuration with eight or ten stations, the possibilities are endless.
All of the components in the FMS-200 are used in industry; the user is working with real elements at all times, which makes the learning process more meaningful.
The FMS-200 system includes a series of feeding, handling, verification, and loading operations performed using components from a variety of technologies (pneumatics, hydraulics, sensors, robotics, communications, control, and HMI.). FMS-200 includes the breakdown simulation system, which generates up to 16 different failures to be diagnosed by the user.
The series of process stations assembles a turning mechanism. To provide the system with greater flexibility, stations adapt to a wide variety of assemblies, introducing variations in the materials, colors, and part sizes. A total of 24 different assemblies can be performed to enable the use of production management strategies. The control panel is completely modular and can be rapidly disassembled so the user can design and integrate a new control.
FMS-201: Body supply
In this station, the base which acts as the support to the assembled product is fed.
FMS-202: Bearing selection/supply
In this station, the bearing is assembled in the base housing. Bearings with different heights can be selected
FMS-203: Hydraulic press
This phase of the press fits the bearing inserted in the previous station using a hydraulic ram
FMS-204: Shaft selection/supply
The shaft is inserted into the product. There are two types of shafts manufactured from different materials: aluminum and nylon.
FMS-205: Cover selection/supply
This station inserts a lid on the set of parts. There are 6 different kinds of lids that vary in material, color, and height.
FMS-206: Screws supply
This station inserts four screws in the base of the workpiece.
FMS-207: Robotized screwing
The seventh FMS-200 station integrates robotics technology. The robot screws in the four screws inserted in the product by the previous station. In addition, shaft and lid assembly exchange operations can be carried out.
FMS-208: Automatic warehouse
This station stores the finished products.
FMS-209: Paint drying in oven
During this phase of the assembly a paint drying process is simulated using a polycarbonate oven.
FMS-210: Quality control using artificial vision
This station integrates artificial vision technology for quality control. The workpiece is transferred to the inspection position in which an artificial vision camera examines it against a known good part. Size, shape, missing holes can all be verified.