FACTORY I/O includes a list of ready-to-use scenes inspired by typical industrial applications. These scenes can be seen as ranging from beginner to advanced difficulty levels. However, a difficulty level is an abstract concept since it will depend on how far you want to take the design of a control algorithm. Note that these scenes are read-only and cannot be overwritten. In order to customize one of these scenes, save and open it from My Scenes.
To open a scene, click on File > Open (Ctrl + O) and select it from the list.
Transport a box until it reaches a sensor.
Transport a box from sensor A to sensor B.
Fill and empty a tank using timers.
Load and unload three boxes onto a conveyor.
Assemble parts made of lids and bases using a two-axis pick and place.
Assemble parts made of lids and bases using a two-axis pick and place with analog values.
Transport, store and retrieve boxes from a rack.
Buffer and separate up to five boxes.
Converge two paths into a single one.
Collect up to five items into a stackable box using an elevator. Each item arrives randomly at a different floor.
Transport items through three different levels using two elevators.
Control the liquid level (or flow) of a tank using a Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller.
Palletize cases in several layers.
Pick and place items from one conveyor into another.
Place boxes onto pallets using a three axes manipulator.
Produce the same number of lids and bases by controlling two machining centers.
Separate blue and green parts into two conveyors.
Sort cardboard boxes by height using a turntable. This scene is compatible with ITS PLC sorting system.
Sort cardboard boxes by height using a chain transfer.
Sort cardboard boxes by weight using a conveyor scale.
Separate green and blue items using a vision sensor.