The goal of this project was to develop the automation of a powder recycling plant. I used a PLC(Programmable Logic Controller) of SIEMENS, more specifically one of the family S7-300. The challenge of this project was to be able to manage all the different devices which take part in the recycling process, like for example valves, flow meters, temperature measurement, pressure measurement, level measurement, pumps, filter press, variable speed drives and so on.
Data Acquisition System in Real Time developed with a National Instrument device: PCI-6034 with the following features: 16 AI (16-Bit, 200 kS/s), 8 DIO, PCI Multifunction I/O Device. 16 SE/8 DIFF AI channels; ±10 to ±0.05 V input range. Eight 5 V TTL/CMOS DIO lines. Two 24-bit, 20 MHz up/down counter/timers. 68-pin male SCSI-II type connector. The requirements were to develop a data acquisition system in real time with the ability to schedule a different kind of acquisitions.