AUTO06011 2012 Mechatronics Technology 101

General Details

Full Title
Mechatronics Technology 101
Transcript Title
Mechatronics 101
Code
AUTO06011
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
AUTO - Automation
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eamonn Price
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_JSCIE_X06 201400 Certificate SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMECL_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECL_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EGENE_X07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EGENE_X06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EPREC_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECH_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

This module gives the students an introduction to the basics of automation technology systems.

It covers safety issues relating to automation systems, and identification of pneumatic components.

Best practice in relation to design and build of pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits is also examined.

Topics covered: Pneumatics, Electro-pneumatics.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of the role of pneumatic and electropneumatic systems in industry.

2.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the components of a pneumatic and electropneumatic system.

3.

Understand the concepts of compressed air generation.

4.

Be able to identify and describe the operation of air treatments systems including: FRL's

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will engage with industry though industry visits and guest lecturers.

 

Indicative Syllabus

Safety

Identify the hazards associated with the use of compressed air systems in industry.

Boyle law

Use of Boyle's law in relation to pneumatics,

Applications of pneumatics and electro-pneumatics

Pneumatics in industry, comparsions with electric drives.

Pneumatics

Absolute and guage pressure, manipulation of F=PxA and Q=VxA , valve types 3/2, 5/2, 5/3.

Applications of valve types.

Electro-pneumatics

Magnetism fundamentals, solenoids, relays,

Use of electrical switches, latching circuits, use of electrial timers, sequencing of pneumatic cylinders.

Symbols

Identification of pneumatic components, and the use of symbols to describe components, reading circuit diagrams.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment course work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Lab 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study material covered in class and lab 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Andrew Parr

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Newnes

1991

M.J.Pinches, B.j.Caller

Power Pneumatics

Prentice Hall

1996

Other Resources

Course notes

Additional Information

None