Robotic-vision Material Handling System with a Centralized Programmable Logic Controller and Human Machine Interface

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Department of Applied Computing


This paper explores the applications of Robotic-vision systems controlled by a centralized PLC for Material Handling. This Research project was a part of the advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) course at Michigan Technological University and was performed by setting up communication and integrating PLC with a robot and vision system. PLC acts as a Centralized controller, which gives commands to the Conveyor, Vision system, and Robot. The vision system was taught three model IDs corresponding to the Part Characteristics and the Part Orientation. Proper Material handling is very crucial in any kind of industry, and building an Automatic Material Handling system is a very effective solution to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and increase safety.

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2024 16th International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE)