AB-Rockwell Automation Ferris Wheel Workstation (Level 1)

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Automation Ferris Wheel Workstation (Level 1) - Introduction to Automation / AC and DC Drives Curriculum and Ferris Wheel Workstation 

 

Workstation Functionality

This two-part unit provides all of the elements necessary to introduce students to basic industrial automation through the use of a simple and commonly-recognized theme park ride.

The unit contains:

  • Controls hardware, including a controller, an AC drive with a HIM, a motor with an encoder, and an EtherNet/IP network
  • An operator panel with pushbuttons, selector switches, and an HMI terminal 
  • A miniature Ferris wheel with sensor, warning lights, and decorative lights

Training Purpose

The workstation is designed to show automation hardware and demonstrate basic automation concepts. The unit comes pre-programmed and ready to use with minimal setup (plug in and turn on). You can observe and operate the fully functioning unit. This two-part unit provides all of the elements necessary to introduce students to basic industrial automation through the use of a simple and commonly recognized theme park ride.

 

Industrial Recognized Credentials Achieved: 

 Allen Bradley PLC's - Intro to Automation, AC/DC Drives (ODE Point Value: 6)

 

 

 

Ferris Wheel Workstation includes:

Network Hardware:

  • (1) 1783-US8T 8-port unmanaged Ethernet switch
  • (5) Ethernet cables

Control hardware:

  • (1) 24V power supply
  • (1) 1769-PA2 power supply
  • (1) CompactLogix™ controller
  • (1) 1769-IQ16 DC input module
  • (1) 1769 OB16 DC output module
  • (1) PowerFlex® 40P AC drive with remote HIM

Operator interface panel:

  • (1) illuminated E-stop
  • (7) pushbuttons
  • (5) pilot lights
  • (1) dual pushbutton / pilot light
  • (1) 3-position switch
  • (2) 2-position switches (1 with key)
  • PanelView™ Plus 600 color terminal

Ferris wheel assembly:

  • (1) plastic Ferris wheel with 6 seats
  • (1) 230V motor
  • (1) encoder
  • (1) photo-eye
  • (1) 2-color stack light
  • (1) plastic safety cube to cover the Ferris wheel assembly

Supporting Allen Bradley/Rockwell Automation Curriculum:

  • (1) Instructor Curriculum & Lab Books
  • (1) Student Curriculum & Lab Books

 

Automation Workstation

  • Width: 25 in (64 cm)
  • Height: 28 in (71 cm)
  • Depth: 18 in (46 cm)
  • Estimated Weight: 90 lbs. (41 kg.)

Ferris Wheel Assembly

  • Width: 20 in (51 cm)
  • Height: 9.5 in (24 cm)
  • Depth: 8 in (20 cm)
  • Estimated Weight: 20 lbs. (9 kg)

150 Industrial Drive
Lexington, OH 44904

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