Automation of a labelling conveyor system with PLC Arduino
Industrial Labelling solution with controller Arduino
PLC Arduino Automation for Industrial Labelling
In this Arduino project, an industrial controller has been used to automate the labeling of bottles on a conveyor belt. Two stepper motors are used, the first one controls the large label roll and the second one moves the conveyor belt.
In order to ensure that each bottle has been labeled, an encoder and a photocell are required. The encoder manages the speed of the conveyor belt, and the photocell detects the position of each bottle.
Bottles on a conveyor belt run through a labelling mechanism that applies a label to the bottles. The spacing between the bottles on the conveyor is not regulated and the conveyor can slow down, speed up or stop at any time.
Our costumer's requirements and data acquisition are the following:
- Accurately applying labels to bottles in motion
- Allowing variable conveyor speed
- Allowing for changeable distance between bottles
- Pulling label web through the dispenser
- Smooth, consistent labelling at all speeds
The industrial PLC accepts inputs from an encoder mounted on the conveyor. It refers to all the speeds and distances of the label roll, with the help of a photocell that detects the position of the bottle at the time of labeling.