Connected Smart Manufacturing-CSM

  • The CSM (Connected Smart Manufacturing) is an Intelligent manufacturing system using the latest Industry 4.0 connected advanced manufacturing equipment and techniques to produce a promotional product you can be proud to have your name on.
  • The system proposed is a four-robot manufacturing cell, working in conjunction with a CNC Mill and utilizing one MTEC machine tender CERT cart and three LR Mate CERT cart bases, modified to perform the tasks described.
  • This cell will highlight machining technology by using a 3 axis CNC vertical machining center (CNC machine not included).
  • Each station will have its own PLC, HMI, robot and learning station to teach from. The stations can then be put together as a complete line.
  • This is real manufacturing when different programmers and employees are working together to complete a large project.
  • The process will be fully autonomous using Fanuc intelligent robotics with vision, Rockwell PLCs, Smart sensor IO Link technology, and RFID process tracking. Without human interaction the cell will perform all the material handling and manufacturing tasks to create the promotion ítem.
  • To perform these tasks, there will be workstations, known in industry as OPs. Each OP is a modular robot station with specific project objectives and ancillary devices. Each OP workstation is controlled from a PLC control panel attached to the robot cart with communication via Ethernet IP (industrial protocol) from cell to cell to operate as a complete integrated system.
  • From the cell master control interface, the production operation schedule will be set. This includes information such as laser etching, batch count, package quantity, etc. With blank parts loaded into the system, the cell will run and perform all tasks autonomously.