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Inmany industrial applications, sorting process is carried out. Sorting can be done on the basis of their dimensions,color, according to their weight and height, using machine vision (image processing) and according to the material of an object. Typically sorting of objects is done manually. In such cases industries can’t bare human errors for sorting these objects. Thus, it becomes necessary to develop a Low Cost Automation (LCA) for sorting these products in accurate manner.This paper represents the sorting process.The proposed system could sort the boxes on the basis of height variations and can be implemented in small scale industries. In this work, the proposed sorting system is able to corporate compatibility by using conveyor belt and limit switches to detect the height of boxes and finally sort them in the assigned direction controlled by Programmable Logic Controller.


Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Box Sorting, Conveyor Belt, Stepper Motor, Limit Switch.

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Ishtiyaq Patait, “AUTOMATED HEIGHT BASED BOX SORTING SYSTEM USING PLC”, IEJRD - International Multidisciplinary Journal, vol. 5, no. 5, p. 6, Jun. 2020.


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