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IA 520 Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Handling System Show data sheet (pdf file) Print page
Technical Description

  The IA 520 training system presented here represents a fully functional CIM cell (CIM = Computer Integrated Manufacturing). The system allows an automated manufacturing process to be created. The IA 520 demonstrates the basic processes of handling (robots), manufacturing (CNC machining), and control (PLC). An overhead robot on a linear drive supplies two CNC machines with raw parts taken from a magazine. The machined dimensions of the finished workpieces are checked in an inspection jig before the items are placed in a finished parts store. Defined planning and control data is used to control various machines. The relevant data is stored in a software program, and is processed by the control units of the individual machines. A PLC system monitors and controls the process. The manufacturing cell is equipped with all necessary sensors and control devices.
  The control and programming software for the CNC machines, the robot, the linear drive and the software for the PLC (monitoring and control) are installed on two PCs. The sequences in the CIM cell can be altered by modifying the PLC programming. Using a patchboard, control inputs and outputs can be interconnected such that the machines can be flexibly configured and custom concepts implemented (such as the

integration of additional elements). A demo program for a manufacturing process is included.

  The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.


Learning Objectives / Experiments
- Creating workpiece data
- Writing a CNC program
- Programming an industrial robot, including teach-in
- Programming a linear drive
- Programming a PLC
- Analysis of process sequences
- Intermeshing individual sequences
- Investigation of the kinematics of robots
- Development of safety concepts
- Starting up and shutting down automated systems
- Response to malfunctions

* Familiarisation with the sequences involved in an

  automated manufacturing process1
* PLC and process control software for sequence

* 5-axis servo robot as overhead system1
* Communication between PLC and control software

  via field bus system1

[1] Demonstration of automated processes in a CIM cell
[2] Robot with linear drive as overhead system
[3] CNC milling machine with pneumatic vice
[4] CNC lathe with automatic tool changer, pneumatic chuck and pneumatic safety guard opening
[5] Parts dispenser with gravity feed for spherical material, capacity dependent on diameter of part
[6] Parts inspection station, e.g. for checking workpiece diameter
[7] Finished parts store with self-centering pallets and interchangeable part mounts
[8] Sequence control of the individual manufacturing steps by PLC and process control software
[9]  Communication between PLC and PC via Profibus DP
[10] Programming software for CNC machines, robot, PLC, linear drive under Windows XP
[11] Required compressed air supply: 8bar
Technical Data

Linear drive with DC servo motor

- travel: 1800mm

- repeat accuracy: 0,1mm

- max. velocity: 1,4m/s
5-axis robot with AC servomotors
- all 5 axes can be moved simultaneously
- 2-finger gripper: gripping force programmable
CNC lathe
- drive power output: 250W
- distance between centres: 200mm
- height of centres: 32mm (support) / 90mm (bed)
- spindle speed: 200...2500min-1
CNC milling machine and drill
- drive power output: 250W
- travel: x=216mm / y=114mm / z=140mm
- spindle speed: 200...2500min-1
- 40 digital / 2 analogue inputs
- 38 digital outputs / 1 analogue output  

Dimensions and Weight
l x w x h: 2400x800x1920mm
Weight: approx. 300kg
Required for Operation
230V, 50Hz, 1 phase
Compressed air connection: 8bar
Scope of Delivery
1 CIM cell
2 PCs
1 set of instructional material
Order Details

058.52000  IA 520  Computer Integrated 

                        Manufacturing and Handling System

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