SMARTEK PLC trainer

Introduction

A Programmable Logic Controller is the name given to a type of computer systems commonly used in commercial and industrial control applications. PLCs can differ in sizes and types with the types of tasks that they perform and the hardware and software they require performing these tasks. Such tasks are essential to taught and learn as it becomes an integral part of modern industrial automation. For this a PLC trainer is introduced.

A PLC trainer is Programmable Logic Controller training system which contains specialized programming software for creating workable logic. A PLC trainer is great for students in technical schools, colleges and Universities who start to learn PLC programming. There are many PLC training kits based on different control units i.e. Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi etc.

Considering financial, technical and industrial needs REAL have prepared a PLC comprises of the CPU from Siemens. It is a self-contained trainer which consists of a SIEMENS SIMATIC-1200 series 1214C CPU and commonly used I/O devices for simulations. It offers students excellent theories and wide applications of programmable logic controllers. The trainer enables students to learn step by step from the fundamentals of PLC to more advanced controls used in industry.

Control Unit

The new modular SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is at the core of our new offering for simple but highly precise automation tasks. The SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is modular and compact, versatile, a secure investment, and is perfectly suited to a whole range of applications.

The S7-1200 CPUs with Safety Integrated handle both standard and safety-related tasks. A compact design with integrated I/O, communication interfaces that meet the highest industry requirements and a range of powerful integrated technological functions make this controller an integral part of a comprehensive automation solution..

The main features of this CPU are

  • Compact size CPU
  • DC/DC/DC control
  • Onboard I/Os with 24VDC- 14 Digital Inputs
  • 24 VDC-10 Digital Outputs 0-10 VDC 2 Analog Inputs
  • Power supply: DC 20.4-28.8V DC
  • Program/data memory 100 KB

Components

SMARTEK PLC trainer is embedded with multiple industrial automation techniques. For this purpose it carries many components to fulfill its needs.

control section

  • Push Buttons
  • Indicator Lamps
  • Toggle Switches
  • 4-Pole Relay

Power Supply Section

  • DC Voltmeter
  • Variable DC Supply
  • 24VDC Fixed Supply

In Pneumatic Section

  • Pressure Regulator
  • Pneumatic Valve
  • Pneumatic Gauge
  • Pneumatic Actuator

Conveyer

  • Encoder
  • Load Cell
  • Motors
  • Easy to Use

    REAL has developed a trainer with keeping in mind the easiness of the end user. Hence the modular design makes it flexible for the use in technical colleges and universities. Modularity provides the ability to add additional I/Os without increasing the CPU’s footprints.

    Extensive built-in technology like motion control I/O, PID controllers, High Speed Counting I/O, and Analog I/O eliminates the need for additional specialty modules reducing space and cost.

    PLC development program have intelligent drag and drop capability between editors which allows engineers to be much quicker during development. This intuitive functionality saves considerable time and overall engineering costs.