IMPLEMENTATION OF IO-LINK TECHNOLOGY INTO THE HANDLING AND SORTING SUB-STATION OF THE FESTO FMS 500 AUTOMATED LINE

  • 1Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechatronics, Kosice, SK
  • 2Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping and Innovation Centre, Kosice, SK

Abstract

The article deals with implementing IO-LINK components in the sorting station of the FESTO FMS 500 automated line and their experimental verification based on the principles of IO-LINK technology. The implementation of such technology also includes the upgrade of the PLC control to PLC S7-1500 (SIEMENS), the addition of an IO-LINK device (BALLUFF BNI005H), and a signaling light device from the same company (SMARTLIGHT BNI007F), which ensures the indication of workplace state. Communication between the PLC device and the IO-LINK devices is carried out via the PROFINET communication network. Installing the signaling light device at the sorting station of the automated line provides light signaling messages for the operator (concerning the standard STN EN 61310-1). For example, the indication of the filling of the reserve warehouse using a light signaling message means the operator needs to empty the individual warehouses to repeat the sorting operation. In addition, part of the article is the implementation and evaluation of experimental measurements, the aim of which is to determine both the individual sorting times of various components, as well as determining their maximum number during the sorting process in connection with increasing the level of automation of the sorting station as such.

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