Programmable Conveyor System with Product Counter
Jessie Nigparanon

Jessie Nigparanon MSIT, Department of Electrical Technology, College of Technology, Allied Sciences, College of Engineering,  Architecture, Bohol Island State University, Tagbilaran, Philippines.
Manuscript received on 23 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 532-535 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: F2306037619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) plays an important role to the globally competitive industry because every movement of the processing machines were aided by PLC. With its advanced usage, it is increasingly becoming an important part in the industry and academe as well. Thus, it is essential that this knowledge is effectively delivered to students with practical applications. For this reason, the researcher was motivated to design, assemble and assess the performance of the Programmable Conveyor System with Product Counter and determine the level of effectiveness of the conveyor system as a tool for instruction. This study presents a series of programming experiments to automate the process of transporting the materials to its respective locations using sensors and PLC. Through this project, it can provide students a realistic learning experience by designing, troubleshooting and simulating the industrial application of PLC. The study was conducted at Bohol Island State University Main Campus, Tagbilaran City and in different learning institutions and private industries in the province of Bohol during the Academic Year 2017-2018 to propose a technology package for the improvement of instruction in electrical technology and engineering courses. The study employed the experimental methods of research and descriptive design in developing the conveyor system, particularly the one group pre-skill and post skill test design, and testing its effectiveness in enhancing the skills of the students. The respondents of the study who took the pre and post skill test were the third year Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology and Engineering students while the respondents who evaluated the performance of the conveyor system were experts from the academe and industry. The results revealed that the students’ performance rating was increased by 134.87%. The conveyor system is suitable for the electrical laboratory as an instructional tool. The use of the conveyor system as a tool for instruction in electrical technology and engineering laboratories is highly recommended due to its positive results in improving the performance of the students.
Keywords: Conveyor System, Effectiveness, Engineering and Technology, Product Counter, Programmable.
Scope of the Article: System Integration