AUTO07001 2009 CIM & Automation Technology

General Details

Full Title
CIM & Automation Technology
Transcript Title
CIM & Automation
Code
AUTO07001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
AUTO - Automation
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2009 - Full Academic Year 2009-10
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Niall Colleary, Simeon Gillan
Description

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.

Apply the cascade method to solve pneumatic and electro-pneumatic sequential problems up to a maximum of two cascade groups and two cylinders.

4.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems.

5.

Design and draw standard electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic circuits using design and simulation package(e.g. Fluidsim).

6.

Demonstrate an understanding of robot terminology and basic programming techniques.

7.

Explain the principles behind image processing and vision systems.

8.

Perform basic programming tasks on the COSIMIR CIM system.

9.

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

10.

Demonstrate an understanding of PLC hardware and modes of addressing.

11.

Apply PLC programming techniques to control sequential processes in ele pneumatics.

12.

Design and build system interlocks for machine and process safety.

13.

Describe, design and build basic networks using fieldbus and ethernet protocols.

Indicative Syllabus

Pneumatics:

 Compressed air production. Absolute and gauge pressure

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

Manipulation of F=pA and Q=vA formulae

Pneumatic timers and sequential circuits.

 Electropneumatics

Control of cylinders using pneumatic and electrical techniques. Cylinder sequencing to include, A-, A+, A+B+, A-B- etc. Draw standard electro-pneumatic circuits using computer software.

Sensors

Relays, proximity switches: inductive,  capacitative, reed, ultrasonic  and optical. Pressure switches, latching, sequencing, timers.

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

Accumulators

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

Motors, directional control valves, power units and safety features. Design and draw standard hydraulic circuits.

PLC Control

CPU, memory, I/O unit, registers, counters, timers, PLC operation. Digital and analogue I/O.

PLC addressing. PLC programming methods, ladder, list, Boolean, combinational logic.  Latching, timers, counters, sequencer, shift register, master control relay, jumps, subroutines, functions. Sequential logic, GRAFCET, parallel and selective branching.

Motion control, process control.

Robotics

Terminology, coordinate systems, robot configurations, drives and motors, velocity and positional feedback, end-of-arm tooling, gripper force calculations, robot programming strategies (on-line and off-line), programming using Melfa basic, point-to-point and continuous path control.

Machine Vision

Image processing, vision methods, edge detection, feature location, structured light, Moire fringe. Use of the DVT emulator, machine vision applications.

Network Topology

Standard network topology,  Fieldbus, ASi Bus, remote I/O, Ethernet, Profibus. 

Indicative Practicals/Projects

Safety

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

Pneumatics

Construction of circuits using cylinders, directional control valves, pressure control valves, flow regulators, timers. Construction of two group pneumatic cascade circuits.

Electropneumatics

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

Hydraulics

Construction of commonly encountered basic power hydraulic circuits.

e.g. sequence, counterbalance, flow control, regenerative, quick-approach.

Electrohydraulics

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

PLC Programming

PLC programming techniques applied to electo-pneumatic valve sequencing.

Robotics

 Introduction to robot coordinate systems and robot programming. Incorporation of a robot program into a computer integrated manufacturing system.

Machine Vision

Use of 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 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


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