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Academic year
LMT106 - Manufacturing automation
Syllabus adopted 2010-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: X

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   24 Oct 2013 am L,  14 Jan 2014 pm L,  25 Aug 2014 am L
0207 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

In programs

TIMAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Production Engineering, Year 3 (compulsory)
TIMAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Machine Design, Year 3 (elective)
TIMAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Product Development, Year 3 (elective)


Univ lektor  Kjell Melkersson


LMT104   Manufacturing automation

Course evaluation:


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

The course Mechanical Engineering Project or equivalent competence.


The aim of the course is to give the student knowledge about the opportunities with automation by means of robots and PLC s to accomplish an effective production. Further the course aims to give knowledge about components in pneumatic and hydraulic systems, their, characteristic and performance and also about design and function of complete pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- describe the principles for a flexible manufacturing system
- describe the design, characteristics, and usage of the basic types of robots
- describe the communication between robots and external sensors and equipments
- exemplify risk factors and safety requirements for a robot workplace
- describe design, characteristics, and usage of a PLC system
- describe five different programming languages for a PLC system
- apply communication between robots and CNC machine tools by parallel interface
- describe design and function for components in pneumatic and hydraulic systems
- describe basic techniques for logic control of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
- apply on-line programming of robots for material handling
- apply basic programming of Mitsubishi PLC with the software MM+
- apply building of complete pneumatic and hydraulic system according to circuit diagrams


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