modular Mechatronics System SSC 4.0
mMS Sorting System Compact 4.0

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Item No.: 32900

Lift the quality of your training to the next level!

With the mMS Sorting System Compact 4.0, you can teach automation and mechatronics from the basics to complex industrial 4.0 topics and networking in a small space.

The mechatronics system represents an industrial production process in a small format. Aluminium and plastic cube halves with spring pins are used as workpieces. As part of the production process, the system produces end products from semi-finished products.

The complete system consists of two sub-stations that function independently and can be operated separately.

The Sorting System Compact 4.0 is equipped with two S7-1512C controllers. In addition, two SIMATIC TP700 Comfort touch panels (HMI) are used. The system is controlled via the two touch panels. Alternatively, the SSC 4.0 can also be controlled via the dashboard. The dashboard can be displayed on a PC, a tablet or a smartphone.

With the help of the dashboard, relevant production data can be displayed on a graphical user interface in an easily comprehensible form. In addition, it offers the possibility to transmit orders from the dashboard to the system. The documentation for the learning system is realized as an online Wiki, which enables access to all relevant information at any time and from any location.

As far as possible, open source products were used for programming, which means that you as the customer do not incur any expensive license fees.

We also offer training courses on our systems. These can take place at your premises or in one of our competence centres. Get in touch with us and we will work out the right contents for you together.

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  • 2x Pneumatic Service Unit
  • Magazine Unit 1
  • Magazine Unit 2
  • Belt Conveyer
  • Sorting Unit
  • Transfer Point
  • Handling Unit with vacuum suction cup
  • Assembly Unit
  • ASRS-Unit
  • IO-Link sensors for measuring the pressure in the pneumatic system
  • IO-Link LASER sensor technology for level control
  • IO-Link SmartLights (optical display of the system status)
  • IO-Link RFID read/write heads (access control and user management)
  • RFID transponder for product tracking and control
  • RFID transponder for users (access control)
  • IO-Link Master (PROFINET)
  • Optical sensors to monitor the slides
  • Capacitive sensors for monitoring workpiece separation
  • 2 SPS SIMATIC S7-1512C
  • 2 colour touch panel SIMATIC TP700 COMFORT PN/DP, prepared for intuitive operation
  • WLAN antennas (machine-machine communication, human-machine communication)
  • Simple MES (Manufacturing Execution System) for order scheduling
  • MySQL server for data storage
  • Process description using BPMN
  • System/user documentation via online Wiki


  • Compressed air monitoring by means of IO-Link sensors
  • Level control of the magazines by means of LASER sensors
  • Fill level monitoring of the chutes by means of optical sensors
  • Sensor control communication using IO-Link technology
  • Product tracking via RFID
  • Logging of production values and traceability of products
  • Access and user management via RFID
  • Role-based assignment of available plant functions to users
  • Optical display of the system status via SmartLights
  • Online plant monitoring and control via IoT Dashboards
  • Online ordering or order scheduling
  • Access to system and data via PC and/or mobile devices (tablet, smartphones)
  • Control and monitoring of the system via Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
  • Remote access for plant monitoring, error detection and fault rectification
  • Automatic notification of certain events (via MQTT)
  • Software-based consolidation of production data
  • Data analysis, determination and display of typical key figures of industrial production
  • Graphical display of time histories of selected characteristic values
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Wifi connectivity between subsystems and other devices
  • Bluetooth connectivity between system and mobile devices
  • OPC UA Communication
  • Data storage either on local server or in cloud server
  • MQTT Broker and Client Communication
  • Node-Red applications (e.g. Dashboard, ...)
  • HTML, CSS, PHP programming
  • Possible network connections/communication via SSH
  • Data exchange via JSON
  • Possibility of virtual private networks via OpenVPN
  • Encryption of communication data using OpenSSL
  • Online data monitoring via IBM Watson IoT Platform
  • Direct retrieval of user and component information via QR codes

The following topics can be teached with the modular Mechatronics Sorting System Compact 4.0:

  • Pneumatics and E-Pneumatics
  • Mechatronics
  • Sensor technology
  • Electrical engineering
  • System/machine and operator safety
  • Basics for handling industrial systems
  • Industrial Processes
  • Industry 4.0
  • PLC programming
  • HMI project planning
  • Network technology (wired and wireless)
  • Network communication
  • IO link
  • Coding techniques in an industrial context
  • RFID
  • IoT
  • Web programming
  • Data Collection, Data Storage, Data Analysis, Data Security and Data Protection
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Documentation and technical communication
  • Work planning, work execution and interdisciplinary cooperation

The following applications can be realized with the mMS SSC 4.0:

  • (Dis-/ordered) storage
  • Measuring
  • Singling
  • Transfer
  • Checking (presence, position, size, contrast, material)
  • Branching
  • Sorting
  • Gripping
  • Transporting, conveying
  • Merging
  • Handling
  • Positioning
  • Joining/assembly
  • Storage (putaway/storage)

Industry 4.0 learning content is relevant for the following training occupations:

  • Electronics technician for automation technology
  • Electronics technician for devices and systems
  • Electronics technician for industrial engineering
  • Electronics technician for information and system technology
  • Industrial mechanic
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • IT specialist for system integration
  • IT specialist for application development
  • IT systems electronics engineer
  • Mechatronics technician
  • Electronics technician for automation technology
  • Electronics technician for machines and drive technology

The system can be used sustainably for training and further education in the field of mechatronics and automation technology.

The system is suitable for use in:

  • Vocational Schools
  • Training Companies
  • Technical Universities
  • Mechatronics system according to description
  • 2 Software licenses SIMATIC STEP7 TIA Portal
  • 2 Software license WinCC
  • PLC program (STEP 7 TIA)
  • HMI Visualization (WinCC)
  • Power supply 24 V DC
  • Workpieces (cube halves and connecting pins)
  • Connecting cables, hoses
  • Instructions / technical documentation as digital media library
  • 2x Trolley included

Without compressed air supply! Additionally needs a compressor or another suitable compressed air source (min. 4 bar, max. 10 bar, approx. 50 l/min.)

  • Dimensions (L x W x H in mm): 2000 x 550 x 1500
  • Weight:
  • Station 1 (with trolley): approx. 55 kg
  • station 2 (with trolley): approx. 75 kg

Electrical supply and power consumption:

Both stations are usually supplied with 230 VAC 50/60 Hz and have their own power supplies, so that independent operation is possible. However, the power supplies have a wide input range which allows operation within the following voltage limits:

  • 90 - 264 V AC
  • 47 - 63 Hz

The power consumption of the two stations is typically:

  • Station 1 in operating state: approx. 34 VA
  • Station 2 in operating state: approx. 38 VA

The control unit of each station is equipped with a 5x20 mm 1 A T fuse.

Spare fuses are supplied with the system.

Compressed air requirement:

The complete system requires approx. 10 l/min in operating condition.

Both stations have their own maintenance unit so that independent operation is possible.



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