Color Based Product Sorting Machine Using PLC

4 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2019

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Ankit Yadav

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students

Amit Zanzane

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students

Siyaram Soni

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students

Suresh Teli

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students

Pradnya Kamble

University of Mumbai - Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering

Date Written: April 8, 2019

Abstract

Production and packaging systems widely used product lines sorting system as a bridge. Industries have been sorting systems to sort their products materials according to the criteria to reduce the labor work and improve overall accuracy. Manual sorting requires excessive effort and is time consuming. Automatic sorting allows for a fast and efficient sorting of the products. To demonstrate this sorting system, we have developed a PLC which is based on sorting system where we use pneumatic cylinders with color sensors to automate the entire system. The system consists of a conveyor belt to carry products and a color sensor to sense the color type of the product, the system will then utilize 2 pneumatic cylinders which have solenoid valves to actuate and push the product in their respective collection station. The color sensor has been used to identify the object passing on the conveyor based on a specific color. As soon as the required color is identified the color sensor passes a specific signal to the PLC which will in turn operate the respective cylinder to push out the product in respective station. This way we can fully automate the sorting system. Sorting of these products is very difficult process. Continuous manual sorting creates a consistency issue. This paper has described a working prototype designed for the automatic sorting of objects based on their color. Color sensor is used to detect the color of the product and the PLC microcontroller was used to control the overall process. The identification process of the color is based on the frequency analysis of the output of the color sensor. The experimental result promises that the prototype will fulfill the needs for higher production and the precise quality in the field of automation.

Keywords: Automatic Product Sorting; Programmable Logic Controller; Color Based Product Sorting; Color Sensor; Automation

Suggested Citation

Yadav, Ankit and Zanzane, Amit and Soni, Siyaram and Teli, Suresh and Kamble, Pradnya, Color Based Product Sorting Machine Using PLC (April 8, 2019). 2nd International Conference on Advances in Science & Technology (ICAST) 2019 on 8th, 9th April 2019 by K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology, Mumbai, India, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3372980 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3372980

Ankit Yadav (Contact Author)

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students ( email )

India

Amit Zanzane

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students ( email )

India

Siyaram Soni

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students ( email )

India

Suresh Teli

University of Mumbai, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT), Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Students ( email )

India

Pradnya Kamble

University of Mumbai - Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering ( email )

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