Industrial production lines churn out products from raw materials all the time. But keeping these production lines running effectively is a quite challenging task. There are lots of processes running together which may invite manual errors. Industrial production lines have different process lines and need manual counting from time to time to track the product output which can then be passed to next department.
Manually counting the endless supply of products coming out is not possible for a human being. A human will inevitably loose track at a time. So here we develop an automatic product line counter system to automate this task. This system provides the following advantages:
• Automated Tireless counting
• Keep Count Data Stored as well as Display live count
• No Error probability in counting
The system makes use of an Atmega Microcontroller with Ultrasonic Sensor, LCD display, power supply, basic electronics components and PCB board to develop this system. The system allows for a fully automated industrial product line counting system. The ultrasonic sensor transmits and receives ultrasonic waves to detect objects. As soon as an object crosses the sensor path, the sensor receives a response in very short duration indicating an object. This concept is used to detect a product count.
The data of product count is constantly updated by the atmega controller based on data coming from ultrasonic sensor. This data is also displayed on LCD display and keeps updating at a fast speed as per continuous product flow. Thus the system ensures a smart product counting system for industrial production lines.
- Atmega 328 Controller
- Ultrasonic Sensor
- Neck Strap
- Regulator Circuitry
- PCB Board
- Cables and Connectors