Stacking Magazine station

Stacking Magazine station


In any automated production line, workpieces must be stored and fed into the production process in an orderly way. In MecLab® that is the job of the Stacking Magazine station. It can store both workpieces (lid and can) in the arrangement desired, and can separate them out for feeding. The workpieces stored in the tower magazine are pushed out by the horizontally positioned cylinder. The vertically positioned cylinder can then replicate a press-fit process (e.g. pressing a lid onto a can). All processes are controlled electro-pneumatically. A magnetic limit switch can be used to record the position
of a cylinder.

Technical learning objectives

  • Fundamentals of pneumatics
  • Single-acting cylinders
  • Double-acting cylinders
  • Solenoid valves
  • Sensor technology – magnetic limit switches
  • Connecting tubing and wiring
  • Relay control systems 

Scope of delivery

  • Stacking magazine module
  • Press-fit unit module
  • Multi-pin plug distributor
  • 2 solenoid valves
  • 2 cylinders
  • 1 magnetic limit switch
  • Aluminum slotted assembly board
  • Tool set
  • Workpieces
  • Systainer
  • Equipment trays
  • 8x licenses for FluidSIM® MecLab®
  • Software and data for download


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