Introduces Integrated Manufacturing Systems (IMS). Learners will contrast Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC) and Personal Computer (PC) programming environments. Typically PLCs are suited for machine control, PACs are bettered suited for complex automation and the PC programming environment offers purpose-built Industrial PCs for manufacturing flexibility. Learners will demonstrate PC programming techniques within the LabView programming environment and practice advanced programming and troubleshooting techniques.
Introduces solid state motor controls and proximity and photo sensors. Machine sequence control circuits are developed using programmable logic relays (PLRs) with computer based ladder logic programming and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.
Introduces industrial motors including the most common types of AC and DC motors. The potential dangers of Industrial motors are explored and the application and safety standards related to electric motors are reviewed and implemented. Labs include motor load and efficiency testing utilizing digital power, speed and torque measurement devices.
Advanced servo integration is accomplished using industrial servo drives and programmable logic controllers. Servo gearing and camming is studied through hands-on activities. Learners solve real world servo related problems using advanced PLC and Servo programming.
Focuses on the concept of programming and using vision guided robotic systems. Both remote hard mounted vision systems and robot mounted vision systems will be introduced. The students will learn how to create vision programs and configure the robot to work with the camera system to allow storage and bin picking applications. Both 2D and 3D camera systems will be introduced.