# AUTO06014 2013 CIM and Automation Technology Mechatronics 201

### General Details

Full Title
CIM and Automation Technology Mechatronics 201
Transcript Title
CIM and AT MT201
Code
AUTO06014
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
AUTO - Automation
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eamonn Price, Simeon Gillan
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EPLYP_J07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Processing SG_EPOLY_S06 201300 Higher Certificate in Engineering SG_EMECH_N06 201300 Higher Certificate in Engineering SG_JSCIE_X06 201400 Certificate SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMANU_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Mechatronics Systems Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

This is an introductory module on pneumatics and hydraulics. It will cover basic pneumatic and hydraulic components and their use in complete systems. The student will also become acquainted with standard pneumatic and hydraulic symbols and be able to use a software simulation package to draw and simulate practical circuits.

### Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe the components of a compressed air and air treatment system.

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of pneumatic circuit operation, including sequence control.

3.

Apply the cascade method to solve pneumatic sequential problems involving two cascade groups and two cylinders.

4.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic hydraulic systems.

5.

Draw and simulate standard pneumatic circuits using a design and simulation package e.g. Fluidsim.

### Indicative Syllabus

Pneumatics:

Compressed air production. Absolute and gauge pressure.

Manipulation of F=PA and Q=VA formulae.

Double and single acting cylinders, directional control valves (3/2 and 5/2), pilot air. Pressure and flow regulators, non-return valves, cylinder speed control.

Pneumatic timers and sequential circuits.

Hydraulics

Pascal’s law, hydraulic power.

Hydraulic fluids, reservoirs and distribution, filters.

Hydraulic pumps and actuators.

Directional, flow and pressure control valves.

Hydraulic circuits including metering, counterbalancing, use of regenerative cylinders, sequencing.

Directional control valves, power units and safety features.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

Demonstration of safe working practices in the laboratory. Hazards associated with fluids under pressure, actuators in motion and electricity.

Construction of circuits using cylinders, directional control valves, flow and pressure control valves, timers.

Construction of two group pneumatic cascade circuits.

Demonstration of commonly encountered basic power hydraulic circuits

e.g. sequence, counterbalance, flow control, regenerative.

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

### Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 6 1,2,3,4
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 2,3,5

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

### Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Hydraulics and Pneumatics: A Technician's & Engineer's Guide Andrew Parr 2011

Other Resources

None