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A Research Paper on Manual Fixture Automation using PLC


Mr. Jagdish Patel , Sandip Institute of Technology and Research Centre; Isha Patil, Sandip Institute of Technology and Research Centre; Kanchan Lawte, Sandip Institute of Technology and Research Centre; Devyani Raut, Sandip Institute of Technology and Research Centre


FRL Unit, Inductive Proximity Sensors, Ladder Logic, Miniature Circuit Breaker or MCB, Pneumatic Cylinders, Programmable logic controller, Reed Switches, Relays, Rslogix5000, Solenoid valves


A fixture is a mechanical setup that holds a job so that it will aid the industrial processes carried out on it with ease, in terms of accessibility and reach. The processes may include manipulation of a job like rotation, clamping, de-clamping and positioning. Fixtures can be handled manually to hold a job. But such manual process becomes tedious in complex processes which causes human fatigue as well as it is time consuming. Hence PLC (Programmable Logic controller) can be used to automate the industrial fixture, to reduce the complexity of the process. In our project we are trying to construct a PLC based control system to simulate the automation of an industrial fixture and analyzed it for safety and increase productivity which will be beneficial for manufacture industry.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I21462
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
Page(s): 1705-1707

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