AUTO06016 2013 CIM and Automation Technology 201 (Mechanical)

General Details

Full Title
CIM and Automation Technology 201 (Mechanical)
Transcript Title
CIM Automation Technology
Code
AUTO06016
Attendance
80 %
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, Niall Colleary
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_JSCIE_X06 201400 Certificate 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_EPROC_S06 201600 Certificate in Process Technology SG_EMECL_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPROC_S06 201700 Certificate in Process Technology 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
Description

This module will cover automation using pneumatics only and electro-pneumatics using a combination of electrical and pneumatic approaches.

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 and electro-pneumatic circuit operation, including sequence control.

3.

Solve pneumatic and electro-pneumatic sequential problems up to a maximum of two cascade groups and two cylinders.

4.

Draw standard pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits using a design and simulation package (e.g. Fluidsim).

5.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems

6.

Be able to perform calculations in compressed air and quantity of air flow exercises.

7.

Apply the cascade method to solving pneumatic sequencing problems.

8.

Demonstrate an understanding of Hydrostatics and bacsic hydraulics and demonstrate an ability to correctly specify hydraulic components.

Indicative Syllabus

Pneumatics:

Compressed air production. Absolute and gauge pressure. Manipulation of F=PA and Q=VA formulae.

Single and double-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.

Electro-pneumatics

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 software package e.g. Fluidsim.

Sensors

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

Hydraulics and Electro-hydraulics

Hydraulic power, Bernoulli's equation. Hydraulic fluids, reservoirs and distribution, filters. Hydraulic actuators, pumps and motors. Directional, flow and pressure control valves.

Hydraulic circuits including metering, counterbalancing, use of regenerative cylinders, quick approach, sequencing and pressure offloading.

sequence to include, A+A-, A+B+A-B- etc.

Cylinder selection, Pump selection.

Safety

Hazards associated with fluids under pressure, actuators in motion and electricity. European safety standards and safety procedures.

Emergency stop and automatic shutdown. Safe restart. Safety enclosures and mechanical interlocks.

Electrical approaches to include safety relays and two-hand safety.

Principles of fail-safe systems.

Safety issues in using a PLC as the controller in pneumatic systems.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

Explanation of safety procedures and demonstration of safe working practices in the laboratory.

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, flow regulators, pneumatic timers.

Construction of two group pneumatic cascade circuits involving two cylinders.

Construction of circuits using electro-pneumatic components and relays, electronic timers, lights and alarms.

Construction of electro-pneumatic sequential circuits involving two cylinders. 

Demonstration of commonly encountered basic power hydraulic circuits e.g. sequence, counterbalance, flow control, regenerative, quick-approach.

Demonstration of basic hydraulic circuits with electrical control, using proximity, limit and presssure switches.  

 

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 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
2 Continuous Assessment Written paper Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 6 3,6,7
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Assignments 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Lab 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory on-line labs- KITE 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Kevin Collins

PlC Programming for Industrial Automation

Diggory Press

2007

Andrew Parr

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Newnes

2003

William Bolton

Mechatronics

Pearson

2003

Pinches and Callear

Applied Pneumatics

 

 

Festo

Basic level hydraulics TP 501

 

 

Festo

Basic level hydraulics TP 601

 

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None