University Politehnica Bucharest (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN18 Proceedings
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 376-384
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0165
Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain
Learning of automatic system integration has become already a very important part of the training in automatics. Smart assembly is a concept that integrates production processes, equipment and information using both real and virtual methods to achieve improvements in productivity, lead time and flexibility. The Smart Flexible Assembly Training (SFAT) System allows the simulation of complex industrial production processes. The training platform combines different fields such as automation technology, sensor technology, drive technology, mechatronics, and robotics, which make this training system a versatile and flexible one. The system reflects the new developments in Industry 4.0 revolution such as: RFID technology, service - oriented program architecture, standard communication interfaces, pallet transfer system, mobility, and also offers a modular intelligent factory system for teaching and research purposes. The system illustrates the practical implementation of a networked factory and can be used to represent the entire value chain. SFAT System consist of a training platform with pneumatic warehouse stations for 3D-printed work pieces, conveyor system with different types of electric drives, ABB IRB120 six joint industrial robot assembly unit, visual detection device, finished product storehouse. The work pieces contain information in the form of production parameters. The work pieces know what they are and can communicate with the facility through RFID technology. Beside its modularity the SFAT System can be an expandable factory model which can be used in many areas of teaching and research. The training system offers a versatile training and research platform for a great range of logistical goals: RFID technology; automatic warehouses; service-oriented program architecture; production stores; pallet transfer system; autonomous transport robot and MES/ERP. This system is dedicated for the target group made up of BSc students, MSc students, PhD students, engineers, researchers. Multiple types of applications are considered: motor drives and inverters; industrial communication protocols; instrumentation, installation, parameterization and calibration; sequential control systems and PLCs; wireless communication for remote monitorization; fault detection and predictive programming; data acquisition, processing and monitoring; human machine interfaces (HMI); RFID and SCADA. The SFAT system represents an expression of the successful collaboration between University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest and ASTI Automation Company (specialized in modern automation solutions) from Romania to improve the technical high education by open architectures for laboratories.
Integrated teaching and research platform, smart assembly, Industry 4.0, RFID technology, industry- university-research collaboration, learning in automatic sys.