Factory Automation using PLC Logics

Interactive 3D platform to build and simulate Industrial Automation system
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  • Lectures 49
  • Length 7 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

This course has been created for the users who wants quick learning on real time industrial application like Sorting, Packaging, , We have used high end software like FACTORY I/O and CONNECT I/O to explain PLC Logics.

Factory I/O is the world's first flexible 3D simulation software that takes the simulation of industrial systems to a new level. With state-of-the-art graphics, physics and dynamic sound, Factory I/O immerses users in a realistic 3D industrial environment . With this real time sandbox, users can edit pre-built industrial systems or build new ones. All systems are completely interactive and can be controlled by a wide range of technologies

Note: Student license has unlimited access to all drivers and the SDK, a .NET Framework 2.0 assembly, which enables inter-process communication (IPC) between FACTORY I/O and the user's own applications. With the Open (SDK), you can develop your own drivers and use CONNECT I/O.


  • Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
This fully interactive simulation includes cutting edge physics, high quality graphics and sound, providing a realistic environment. FACTORY I/O uses an innovative technology that allows an easy and quick creation of 3D industrial systems through a drag and drop approach.

What are the requirements?

  • Basics of Mechanics

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To learn how to build Industrial Automation System as per the application
  • Learn mechanics of installing sensors and actuators in machine
  • Simulating your industrial system with PLC Logics
  • Testing and analyzing feasibility of the project.

Who is the target audience?

  • Mechatronics Engineers
  • Electrical/ Electronics Engineers
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Engineering Students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.



Get to know about the course structure and content in brief.

Section 1: Introduction to FACTORY I/O

This lecture explains how to use FACTORY I/O and it's elements. You will also get information on How to DOWNLOAD 30 Days FACTORY I/O Trial version

21 pages

A must have guide which describes inner details of the software elements


This video explains how to use freeware software CONNECT I/O with FACTORY I/O

Section 2: Factory IO: Understanding Part Essential - How to use?

This video explains the usage of Emitters, Removers and pallets. You may need these elements in almost all the exercise you would be designing.

Section 3: Industrial Conveyors

Understanding of Heavy load conveyors and it's types


Understanding of Light load conveyors and it's types


This video explains the function of Conveyor scale which will give you the reading of 0 ~ 10 VDC w.r.t. the weight on it.

Section 4: Industrial Sorters

It explains the function and usage of Pivot arm sorter in sorting applications.

It explains the function and usage of Pusher in sorting applications.Pusher is basically pneumatic based cylinder with limit switches at it's front and rear end.

It explains the function and usage of pop up wheel sorter in sorting applications. Using this you can divert the high speed conveyor boxes to left or right.


These are the auxiliary passive elements used in buffering of the boxes on conveyor.

Section 5: Industrial Sensors and Operators

These sensors are used to sort the boxes based on height (light array). Whereas retro-reflective is high range proximity sensor.


Learn how to use operator and walkways to make the environment more realistic.

Section 6: Pick and Place Actuator

This video explains how to use Pick and Place element in discrete mode i.e. using digital pulses


This video explains how to use Pick and Place element in analogous mode i.e. using 0 ~ 10VDC signal.

Section 7: Elevator and Crane

This video explains the funcition of elevator in discrete mode i.e. using digital pulses

This video explains how to use Stacker crane

in discrete and analogous mode. Stacker crane is used to pick and place the boxes in the rack. It is used in Automatic Warehouses.

Section 8: Building Industrial System and simulating via Connect IO

Learn how to control the ON/OFF operation of Conveyor using Start/Stop switch

Learn how to control the ON/OFF

and direction operation of Conveyor using Push button

Learn how to control the direction of Conveyor using POT

Learn how to control the direction of conveyor using diffuse sensor. This video also explains the concept of Interlocking,


In addition to the change in direction., learn how to change the speed of conveyor while going in forward direction as compared to reverse direction.


Learn how to make box sorting logic using pivot arm sorter.

Learn how to make box sorting logic using conveyorscale

Learn how to make box sorting logic using pusher


Learn how to make buffer station logic utilizing stop blade between two conveyors


Learn how to make converge logic using Chain transfer. It shows how to converge the boxes coming from two different conveyor to one single conveyor automatically

1 page

Get access to solutions of FACTORY I/O Exercises and CONNECT I/O Logics

FACTORY I/O Student License
Section 9: FACTORY I/O Exercise using Delta PLC
How to link PLC with FACTORY I/O?
FACTORY I/O - PLC Exercise
18 pages
To latch and unlatch conveyor using Push button
To change the direction of Conveyor
To change the direction of Conveyor using sensors
To understand the concept of Emitter and Remover
Interlocking of two conveyors using Sensors
Use pusher to divert the box on Chute conveyor
Indicating the operation of Conveyor using Indicators
Sorting of small/large boxes using Pusher
Use of Pivot arm to divert the boxes on Chute conveyor
Sorting of sall/large boxes using pivot arm
Use of Stop Blade for Buffering
Use of pop up Wheel for Box sorting
Use of Chain transfer for transferring the boxes
Converge System
Use of Turn Table to divert the boxes
Sorting of Boxes based on height using turn table
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Instructor Biography

Mr Rajvir Singh, Mechatronics Engineer

      I am working as an Educator Associate Director, NFI- INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION TRAINING ACADEMY, INDIA. We provide hand on training on Industrial Control, PLC, HMI, AC Drives - VFD & Servo, Hydraulics & Pneumatics.


      • Awarded Silver Medal in Graduation Electronics & Instrumentation (2013)
      • Given On-site Training on Industrial Automation in Industries like ITC, USV, Asian Paints, Patanjali – World’s largest Food & Herbal Park, Stylum, Panchkula & in many Engineering Colleges/Universities in Punjab & Himachal Pradesh, India.
      • Published around 200 Intellectual Questionnaires on PLC, Servo, VFD, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, PID, Analog/Digital Cards & Industrial Control (2012)
      • Designed Flexible Learning Trainers for teaching each on Allen Bradley, Siemens & Delta PLC, HMI, Delta/ Panasonic Servo’s, VFD’s & Sensors
      • Demonstrated Electro- Pneumatic Robotic Arm to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Former India President) on the eve of Inauguration of IDEA Factory
      • Designed & published 120 circuits diagrams on Industrial Control, Digital Electronics circuits, PLC Circuits, Electro- Pneumatics & Electro- Hydraulics circuits (2010)
      • Achieved 3rd Position among top 15 Mechatronic Engineers in ISTC (2008)

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