Introduction to Mechatronics

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Ansuman Nanda

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Course Name : Introduction to Mechatronics

Code(Credit) : CUTM1258(0-3-1)

Course Objectives

1. Understand Mechatronics system.
2. Understand principles of sensors,actuators its characteristics, interfacing with controller.
3. Understand and develop the concept of PLC system and its ladder programming, and significance of different control systems in industrial application.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identification of key elements of Mechatronics system and its representation in terms of block diagram or circuitry.
2. Understanding the concept of signal processing and use of interfacing systems such as Pneumatics system and PLC control.
3. Interfacing of Sensors, Actuators using appropriate controller.
4. Development of PLC ladder programming and implementation of real life system.
5. Simulating systems virtually with simulating software.

Course Syllabus

Module 1:
Introduction to different systems. (3hrs)
1.Identification and familiarization of the following components: resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, LED’s, transformer, function generator, millimeter , power supply.

Module 2:
Pneumatics and Electro-pneumatics. (12hrs)

1.Introduction to Pneumatics system.
2.Introduction to Electro-Pneumatics system.

Module 3:
PLC and Interfacing of Input/output (12hrs)

1.Introduction to PLC & Drives
2.Basic PLC programming using contacts ,coils ,timers and counters.

Module 4:
Modular Production System (9hrs)

1.Introduction to MPS (Modular Production System)
2.Operation, Working and construction of different systems.
3.Programming of systems.

Module 5:
Simulation Software (9hrs)

1.Symbols of different components and circuit diagram used in the simulation software.
2. Preparation and simulation of different circuits.

Session Plan

Session 1

* To instruct students about application of different electrical & electronics components and mesuring devices

Web Links:

Switch types
Domestic Electrical protctive device
Basic electronics components
Use of multimeter
E content on basic electronics components

Session 2

* Practice to be done by students on using of different electrical and elctronics components and measuring devices like volt meter , ammeter and multimeter.

Session 3

* To discuss about the fundamentals of Pneumatics& Pneumatics trainer kit.
* Students will be demonstrated some pneumatics symbols and circuit drawings.

Web Links:

Basic pneumatics components
Introduction to pneumatics
E- content on pneumatics components

Session 4

* Different drawings wll be given to practice related to pneumatics using symbols and line diagram.

Session 5

* The students will be demonstrated Actuation of Double Acting Cylinder with 2 nos of 3/2 Pushbuttons and 5/2 Direction Control valve on pneumatic trainer kit.
* Hands on session through pneumatic trainer kit by using given component.

Session 6

* Understanding of Electropneumatics, its symbols and circuits.

Web Links:

Introduction to Electropneumatics
Electropneumatic components

Session 8

* Hands on Session with creating circuits.
* Practicing different drawings usings Electropneumatics symbol.

Session 9

* The students will be demonstrated Actuation of Double Acting Cylinder with 5/2 Solenoid valve using pushbuttonts and latching relay,valve using limitswitch and proximity sensor on pneumatic e-pneumatic trainer kit.

Web Links:

DAC actuation with electropneumatics and latching
E- content on solenoid valve

Session 10

* Hands on session through by students of the experiment Actuation of Double Acting Cylinder with 5/2 Solenoid valve using pushbuttonts and latching relay,valve using limitswitch and proximity sensor on pneumatic e-pneumatic trainer kit.

Session 11

* Demonstration of basic PLC, contacts, coils, timers and counters ; motor drivers, Variable Frequency drive and solenoid valves.

Web Links:

Introduction to PLC
E- content on basic PLC

Session 12,13

* Demonstration of PLC programs using contacts, coils ,timers and counters.
* Different PLC programs to be programmed with different logics using contacts, coils, timers and counters.

Web links:

Ladder logic preparation

Session 14

* Demonstration of the interfacing of PLC Kit with Solenoid Valve, Limit Switches and different sensors.

Session 15

* Hands on session by students with PLC programming and Interfacing of PLC Kit with Solenoid Valve, Limit Switches and different sensors

Session 16

* Demonstration of operation of three different Modular Production System- pick &place, testing, sorting
* Hands on session by students thorough operating.

Web links:

Operation of MPS

Session 17

* Demonstration of Construction and working of three different Modular Production System- pick &place, testing, sorting.
* Hands on session thorough operating and finding the working of different sensors, mechanism and program of the stations.

Session 18

* Preparation of sequences 3 stations virtually with PLC program.

Session 19

* Introduction to FluidSim Simulator .
* Demonstration of Symbols of different components and circuit diagram used in the simulation software.

Web Links:

Festo fluidsim
E- content on fluidsim 5

Session 20

* Hands on session thorough designing the pneumatics circuits using fluidsim simulator.

Session 21

* Hands on session thorough designing the Electro-pneumatics
circuits.

Session 22 - 30

* Different projects to be done by the students using different tools and equipment related to sensors, actuator & Process control devices.

Projects

1. Pneumatic door circuit
2. Pneumatic punch circuit
3. Pneumatic gate valve
4. Pneumatic lift
5. Pneumatic stamp
6. Automatic material lifting system
7. Automatic door lock

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