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PLC Suitcase Trainer

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This unit from LJ Create teaches students the basics of PLCs – it is designed to sort metal discs one at a time, checking them for a machined hole and dispensing them into one of two bins based upon programming logic. The supplied STEM learning materials have been designed to provide practical, real-world problem solving tasks and activities, while the convenient suitcase makes it perfect for students to check in and out to learn from home.

The speed of the sorting disc is controlled using an analog input signal. The position of the sorting disc can be determined using the built-in rotary encoder. Students develop their understanding of PLC programming using LJ Create’s unique software simulation of an industrial work-cell. The trainer is built into a mil-spec waterproof case for ease of transportation and shipping.

Typical Topic Areas Include:

  • – Industrial Controllers
  • – Logic (AND, OR, and NOT), Truth Tables, and Step Logic
  • – Latching Actuators
  • – Counting Parts and Timing Events
  • – Controlling Motor Speed and Position
  • – Sorting Parts

Items Included:

  • – Industrial Control Sorter Application
  • – Power Supply
  • – USB Cable
  • – Selection of Solid and Holed Discs
  • – PLC Simulation Software Curriculum in Digital Format

1 x Allen Bradley Micro820 PLC

1 x Ethernet communication cable

Not included: Allen Bradley Connected Components Workbench (Free Download)

Industrial Control Application Components:

  • Manual Override Switch
  • 4 x Manual control switches
  • 7 x Input/Output LED indicators
  • 2 x Push buttons (Red/Green)
  • 2 x Lamp indicators (Red/Green)
  • 2 x Part bins
  • Analog speed control dial
  • Variable speed DC motor controlled sorting disc
  • Infra-red hole detection sensor
  • Two channel rotary encoder with index position
  • Connection block and rack bar for PLC extension
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