Miniature Industrial Production System (MIPS) enables the students to gain knowledge in the field of Robotics & Automation starting from basic theoretical concepts to advanced applications. This system is built with the combination of latest Technologies used in robotics. MIPS is a complete Platform to learn about Industrial Automation. This comprises of various types of industrial sensors, industrial motors, pneumatic and electric actuators and drives, microcontroller, and programmable logic controller (PLC) etc. MIPS can be programmed to perform a particular task. There are mainly four stations in MIPS:
1. Material Handling Station:
This station demonstrates material handling technologies with maximum industrial relevance. It handles the work pieces coming from dispensing station & delivers them to the processing station.
2. Processing Station:
In the processing station the work pieces are tested & processed on rotary indexing table. After performing a series of operations on the work pieces, the finished components are transferred to sorting station. This station only uses electrical drives.
3. Robotic Manipulator Station:
The basic purpose of this station is to demonstrate the integration of industrial robot in a production line.
4. Sorting & Storage Station:
At this station, the finished components are sorted on the basis of material in two groups – metallic & plastic. In each group the components are subdivided according to their color. At the end, the components are stored in separate crates for storing.