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Newbie question - PLC to control digital vacuum sensor
« on: November 15, 2009, 07:09:51 PM »
Hello.

I am going to run Mach three to control a large xy gantry style table that will be used for a pick and place application.

1.) I will be using a vacuum suction cup to pick and place my items, one of the optional items I can use is a vacuum sensor, the sensor will be able to determine if enough vacuum pressure exists to lift my item. The question is, it has a digital sensor that works with a PLC (I am not familar with PLC's) can this be used with Mach 3? And if so, is there a simple PLC you recommend

Thank you,

Stuart

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Re: Newbie question - PLC to control digital vacuum sensor
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 11:41:28 PM »
Is your sensor ON/OFF, like if enought pressure exist it turns on, etc.

Or,

is it analog?

You have several options:

You can use: PoKeys or ModIO or Modbus boards, or PLCs it all depends on how much money you want to spend. you will only need the above if you need analog in.

if you sensor is on or off, you can bring it in to you PP or SS or Galil board.

In eigther case, you will need to run your data, through a brian, or macro pump, or both.

scott
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Re: Newbie question - PLC to control digital vacuum sensor
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 10:05:43 AM »
Scott,

I believe it is both, here is the link the product: http://www.anver.com/document/vacuum%20components/vacuum-switches/jtse!.htm

What is easier analog or digital?

Thanks

Stuart