Yaskawa HC10 Machine Tending using RFID

By Matthew Hale, The University of Memphis

This is my TECH 3822 final project demo at the University of Memphis. I have replicated a CNC mill by making a pneumatic vise and a CNC lathe by using a pneumatic 3 jaw chuck. The pallets coming in on the conveyor have an RFID tag that is read by the RFID scanner. The part number is then decoded and is used to find the correct operation number from the parts list.

Equipment list:

  • Yaskawa HC10
  • Zebra FX9600
  • Allen-Bradley 1769-L23-QBFC1
  • Allen Bradley 1769-L24ER-QB1B