AUTO06015 2013 CIM and Automation Technology Mechatronics 202

General Details

Full Title
CIM and Automation Technology Mechatronics 202
Transcript Title
CIM and AT MT202
Code
AUTO06015
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)
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 SG_EMECH_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

This module will cover electro-pneumatics using a combination of electrical and pneumatic approaches. It will also cover control of pneumatic systems using programmable controllers or PLCs. 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of electropneumatic circuit operation.

2.

Solve electropneumatic sequential problems involving the use of two cylinders.

3.

Draw and simulate standard electropneumatic circuits using a design and simulation package (e.g. Fluidsim).

4.

Demonstrate an understanding of PLC programming techniques based on ladder logic.

5.

Apply ladder logic to solve electropneumatic sequential problems involving the use of two cylinders.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

It is proposed to incorporate workplace engagement in this module e.g. guest lecturer from industry, site visit or work based assignment (for online students).

Indicative Syllabus

Electropneumatics

Use of electrical switches and relays. Latching. Use of electrical timers. Sequencing of pneumatic cylinders to include, A A-, A B A-B- etc. Draw and simulate standard electro-pneumatic circuits using a software package e.g. Fluidsim.

Sensors

Proximity switches: inductive, capacitative, magnetic (reed) and optical.

PLC Control

CPU, memory, I/O unit, timers, counters, PLC scanning and operation.

PLC addressing, programming methods: ladder, instruction list, function block.Use of block instructions.

Latching, use of timers and counters. Sequential function chart (GRAFCET). PLC control of pneumatic cylinder sequence using ladder logic to include, A A-, A B A-B- etc.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

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

Construction of circuits using cylinders, directional control valves, pressure control valves and flow regulators with electropneumatic components such as relays and timers.

Construction of electropneumatic sequential circuits involving the use of two cylinders. 

Demonstration of basic electropneumatic circuits using proximity, limit and presssure switches.  

PLC control of circuits with electropneumatic components, proximity switches, relays and timers.

Use ladder logic for electropneumatic control of two cylinder sequencing. 

Demonstration of robot coordinate systems and robot programming.

Use a robot simulation software package e.g. COSIMIR to program a robot to perform pick and place tasks.

Use a proprietary vision system to detect features and sort components.

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 1,2,4,5
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % Week 15 1,2,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


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

Part Time Mode Workload


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

Programmable Logic Controllers W. Bolton Newnes 2009

PLC Programming for Industrial Automation Kevin Collins Diggory Press 2007

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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