AUTO06030 2019 CIM and Automation Technology 202 (Mechanical)

General Details

Full Title
CIM and Automation Technology 202 (Mechanical)
Transcript Title
CIM and Automation Technology
Code
AUTO06030
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
AUTO - Automation
Department
MEMA - Mech and Manufact Eng
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eamonn Price
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Description

This module will cover control of pneumatic systems using Programmable Controllers, Robotics and Vision systems.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of safety procedures in relation to programming. 

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of PLC hardware, including programming techniques using state-transition methods.

3.

Apply PLC programming techniques to control DC motors.

4.

Demonstrate an understanding of Robot terminology and basic programming techniques.

5.

Demonstrate an understanding of image processing and vision systems.

6.

Design and implement an automation based system to link with the CDIO module.

Module Assessment Strategies

Contiouous assessment through laboratory work and mid term paper. Course overview assessed via final exam.

Indicative Syllabus

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 to include, A+A-, A+B+A-B- etc.

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

Work in teams to design implement and operate a system in conjunction with other disciplines as part of the CDIO philosophy.

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.  

.PLC control of circuits with electro-pneumatic components, proximity switches, relays and timers.

PLC programming techniques applied to electo-pneumatic control of 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 Practical Evaluation lab practicals Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical work - E2022 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full 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

 

 

Bolton

PLC Progranmming

 

 

Festo

 

 

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None