INMT 1317 Industrial Automation Mechatronics Department Total training hours per semester 96 Course Level Introductory Prerequisites/Co-requisites Solid State Devices WECM/ACGM Course Description A study of the applications of industrial automation systems including identification of system requirements, equipment integration, motors, controllers, and sensors. Coverage of set-up, maintenance, and testing of the automated system. WECM/ACGM Learning Outcomes Disseminate information about industry's progression toward automation and demonstrate a working knowledge of controls and control methods. Identify and operate motors and motor controls for automation; understand and select appropriate sensors; and exhibit proper set-up, maintenance, and testing for automation. Course Goals/Essence This course provides hands-on experience working with industrial hardware found in companies that are in the process of automating their manufacturing environment (partially or fully) or have already automated their processes. Learning Outcomes A. Demonstrate safety procedures required for working with high voltages and mechanical devices The student will: Discuss the need for procedures for working with and around high- voltages and mechanical machines/devices Demonstrate safety related procedures for working in an industrial environment B. Use wiring, fuses, and circuit breakers (over-current protection devices) The student will: Identify and install wire, fuses or circuit breaker on lab project Identify the size of wire, fuse or circuit breaker needed for project Determine the size of conduit needed for wiring of the lab project C. Discuss transformers, power distribution, and power quality The student will: Describe the operation and characteristics of transformers Examine the construction of transformers Draw and identify schematic diagrams for transformers Identify a step-up and step-down transformer and calculate transformer ratios Calculate voltage and current outputs Troubleshoot a transformer using a multimeter Describe the generation and distribution of electrical power from origin to end use Demonstrate environmental factors affecting power quality D. Identify electrical symbols used in automation The student will: Identify the symbols used in electrical wiring diagrams E. Develop and use wiring and ladder diagrams for basic control circuits The student will: Develop wiring and ladder diagrams using electrical symbols F. Demonstrate the use of electrical components in an automated system: mechanical and solid-state relays, contactors, motor-starters, switches, sensors, solenoids The student will: Wire motor starters in labs and connect them to 3-phase and 1-phase motors, plus identify the function of all components Identify relays, contactors and motor starters by physical characteristics Examine construction and actuation methods and identify overload relays, fuses, auxiliary contacts Identify voltage and current ratings for coil and contacts Wire up circuits using starters, relays, timers, push-buttons, micro- switches, limit switches Examine construction and operation of solid state devices Study sensors and applications including: tactical, proximity, force and environment Troubleshoot labs, using all components G. Use rotary devices: AC motors (single-phase and three-phase), DC motors, stepper motors, and servo motors The student will: Identify and use DC motors, AC motors (1-phase and 3-phase) Explain the operation of and uses for the various DC and AC motors Identify stepper motors and controlled rotary motion Explain feedback devices for closed loop control systems H. Solve problems and build employability skills such listening, attitude, work ethic, and critical thinking The student will: Use critical thinking skills to complete assignments correctly and on time Use listening skills to complete drawings correctly as per requirements Exhibit a positive attitude in completing class work on time and correctly Exhibit professional principles by coming to class on time and calling in as required when absent Use critical thinking skills to identify and use methods, requirements, and standards to enhance drawing productivity Students may vary in their competency levels on these abilities. You can expect to acquire these abilities only if you honor all course policies, attend classes regularly, complete all assigned work in good faith and on time, and meet all other course expectations of you as a student.
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