Amatrol’s Mechatronics Barcode Identification Learning System – CompactLogix L16 (87-BR1AB53A) covers the use and operation of a barcode reader within an automated line to identify components, enter serial numbers in a database, and sort items into groups. The 87-BR1AB53A scans barcodes on parts traveling through Amatrol’s 870 mechatronics system and signals a programmable logic controller (PLC) to assemble the parts according to part number read by the barcode reader. Barcode identification systems are used as scanners and for conducting inventory, in real-world applications such as sorting and tracking mail, sorting baggage at airports, and identifying and quantifying inventory in warehouses and shipping centers.
The 87-BR1AB53A is used in conjunction with select 870 Mechatronics stations with Allen-Bradley L16ER CompactLogix PLCs. This training system teaches hands-on skills like configuring and interfacing a barcode reader for serial communications and operating a PLC project that uses comparison instructions with a barcode part identification system.