Sorting System

Sorting system is industrial application for sorting different types of items by detecting their properties and moving items to correct slots.


Sorting systems are typical application in industry e.g. sorting postal packages, food industry, waste sorting, etc. There are different sensors and technologies in use to detect object properties and different actuator which move objects to correct slots. There must be correct control program which reads sensors data and drives actuators by taking into account system properties and timing factor.


Learning outcomes

After completing the topic student ...

  • Describes functionality of sorting system,

  • Analyzes components of the systems and the functionality,

  • Creates model of the system’s working logic,

  • Develops control program for sorting system,

  • Validates and tests the control solution.