Control And Mechatronics (The Industrial Electr...
Mechanical skills. Electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians must create components for industrial machinery or equipment. They must be able to operate equipment such as drill presses, grinders, and engine lathes.
Control and Mechatronics (The Industrial Electr...
Mechatronics specialists work with massive industrial robots, smaller robots in pick-and-place operations, control systems for bottling or packaging of food and drink products, drones, designing control systems for rides in amusement parks, prototype development.
Control, robotics, and mechatronics are interdisciplinary areas that have their own identity, and they also often form cohesive interdisciplinary collaborations. Control engineering is the engineering discipline that focuses on mathematical modeling of systems of a diverse nature, analyzing their dynamic behavior, and using control theory to create a controller that will cause the systems to behave in a desired manner. Robotics is the science and technology of robots, and their design, manufacture, and application.
Mechatronics is a multi-disciplinary area incorporating mechanical systems, electronics, and control theory for the design of products and control processes. It relates to the design of systems, devices and products aimed at achieving an optimal balance between basic mechanical structure and its overall control. A few examples of mechatronics systems are cruise control in a car, autofocus in camera, robot controllers, manufacturing plants automation, car assembly, autopilot system etc.
Robotics is the science and engineering concerned with the design, manufacture and application of robots, and computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. The many types of robotic systems include robotic manipulators, robotic hands, mobile robots, walking robots, aids for disabled persons, tele-robots, and microelectro-mechanical systems. Robotics Engineers study electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, nanotechnology, and bioengineering.
Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics is a comprehensive text that provides curriculum support for Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) programs. The text consists of 40 chapters grouped into sections that correspond to principal industrial technology disciplines, with a special focus on electrical systems and electronic controls. With an exclusive endorsement from NIMS, this learning program is designed to work hand-in-glove with the NIMS Smart Duties and Standards for Industrial Technology Maintenance, providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in industrial maintenance and helping them prepare for NIMS credentialing. Instructors and students will appreciate the convenience and value of a comprehensive text that can be used in multiple courses and programs.
The IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics publishes papers with experimentally verified applications of electronics, controls, instrumentation, and computation for the enhancement of industrial systems and processes. Included are power electronics and electric motor drives, system control, signal processing, fault detection and diagnosis, power electronics in renewable energy and power systems, instrumentation, measurement and testing, modeling and simulation, motion control, applications in mechatronics and robotics, sensors and actuators, and applications of artificial intelligence in industrial electronic systems.
Graduates of our program are mechatronics engineering technologists who are prepared to fill industrial positions in robotics and automation related to process control, electronic instrumentation, testing, manufacturing, sales, and service. Typical engineering technologist's duties may include analyzing and designing process control equipment, laboratory testing services, product sales and service, applications engineering, and developing systems requiring a hardware/ software interface.
Construction electricians install the electrical wiring, devices, fixtures and machinery in residential, commercial and industrial locations in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Industrial maintenance electricians perform preventative maintenance, diagnostic testing, casualty analysis and corrective maintenance on electrical/electronic equipment and systems such as transformers, electromechanical controls, motors, variable speed drives and programmable logic controllers. Automated and process control systems technicians install, test, align, troubleshoot and repair technically challenging integrated control systems that include electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components and their associated sensors and instrumentation.
Description: Introduces students to the fundamentals of industrial electronics maintenance. Provides an overview of the various technologies encountered in the field as they relate to industrial electronic control of buildings and facilities. This includes basic electrical and electromechanical components and machinery, motors and controls, electrical and electronic interfaces, and electronic controllers. Also covers fluid power and piping systems. Emphasis is placed on safety, installation and preventative maintenance. Use of tools, test instrumentation and the importance of record keeping will be discussed.
Description: Introduces students to industrial control systems. Covers fluid power fundamentals, and pneumatic and hydraulic circuit theory. Examines the integration of optics, sensors, and various electronic control systems including programmable logic controller (PLC) and personal computer (PC) controllers. Infrared (IR) emitters and detectors, and laser systems are also examined. Introduces the application and control of automated robotic systems. The course culminates with a capstone team project involving the development, design, construction, presentation and ultimate demonstration of a fully operational automated industrial control system.
Description: This course is only offered in the spring term. Emphasizes advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) applications and system integration. An overview of PLCs coupled with safety and industry-best practices are discussed. Sensors, PLC ladder logic and PLC functionality are reviewed and the Human Machine Interface (HMI) is examined. Applications involving pneumatic and servo controlled robotics, 2 and 3 dimensional (2D and 3D) vision systems, and industrial and home automation are explored. Lastly, advanced PLC communications protocol, wireless interface/system considerations and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity are covered.
Covers the theory and programming of industrial control systems and programmable logic controllers (PLC). Introduces PLC programming stressing Ladder Logic and PLC programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Covers connection of PLCs to external components. Presents the fundamentals of digital logic using ladder logic. Covers number systems and Boolean algebra. Course Lab fee of $15 for materials, lab applies. Software fee of $29 applies.
Applies the theory and programming of industrial control systems and programmable logic controllers (PLC). Applies PLC programming stressing Ladder Logic and PLC programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Applies connection of PLCs to external components. Lab access fee of $45 applies.
Develops the concepts used to design, build, and control a fluid power system that is used in an industrial automation process. Covers the the fundamental principles of fluid power. Course Lab fee of $15 for materials, lab applies. Lab access fee of $45 applies. Software fee of $50 applies.
Applies the concepts used to design, build, and control a fluid power system that is used in an industrial automation process. Employs laboratory exercises to illustrate the selection and use of actuators, valves, and controls to sequentially control a process.
Covers installation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and theory on DC/AC motors, generators, and associated industrial control circuitry. Discusses ladder logic, controls, sensors, motor starters, overloads, and electronic devices used to control and protect DC/AC Machines. Describes three phase systems, transformers, and delta-wye connections. Introduces AC variable speed drives.
Applies the principles of Installation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and theory on DC/AC motors, generators, and associated industrial control circuitry. Uses ladder logic, controls, sensors, motor starters, overloads, and electronic devices used to control and protect DC/AC Machines. Lab activities include the wiring of transformers, and three phase systems in both delta and wye configurations.
This pathway meets requirements for the Certificate in Industrial Automation and Electronic Controls. The program emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to the field of industrial automation and control as students prepare to work with companies or government organizations that manufacture, sell, service, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.Students in this pathway learn to analyze and troubleshoot direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial motor controls and drives, energy generation and conversion, fluid power systems, robotics, and information technology (IT).This certificate is fully embedded in the Mechatronics AAS degree. Students interested in building on this certificate in order to meet requirements for the Mechatronics AAS degree complete an additional 38-44 credits; the majority of those credits must be completed at Shoreline Community College.
This Industrial Power and Control Technology course covers electromagnetic and electronic control and drive devices and circuits used for starting, accelerating, stopping, reversing, and protecting industrial AC and DC motors. Prerequisites: EET 109 or MATH& 141 or equivalent, and EET 161. 041b061a72