Automation model of an industrial garage door - HTL Mödling
The idea for the project
How did the project come to be?
It all started with replacing a Dahlander switch in a lathe machine. While working on the replacement, students Christian and Fabian began imagining what they could do for a final project for graduation. As they were thinking of ideas, Fabian came up with a great proposal for a PLC project. This is how they came up with their first plans involving a garage door.
The fully fleshed out project that resulted from this idea was to develop a garage door – represented by a roller shutter – that could be controlled and monitored with light curtains, limit switches and a program.
What is your proposed solution and how do you plan to implement it?
The garage door will be implemented with a motorized roller shutter from the company Guttmann. The setup should present a realistic scenario of traffic entering and exiting the warehouse. The simulated traffic through the garage door will be controlled using a PLC and will be illustrated with a traffic light.