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Syllabus for

Academic year
LMT108 - Automation technique  
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-16 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
Department: 44 - PRODUCT AND PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Intermediate test 2,0c Grading: TH   2,0c   29 Oct 2015 am L,  18 Aug 2016 pm L
0215 Laboratory 2,0c Grading: UG   2,0c    
0315 Project 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    
0415 Examination 2,0c Grading: TH   2,0c   14 Jan 2016 pm L,  07 Apr 2016 am L,  15 Aug 2016 am L

In programs

TIMAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Production Engineering, Year 3 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Docent  Åsa Fasth Berglund


Replaces

LMT104   Manufacturing automation LMT106   Manufacturing automation LMT107   Manufacturing automation


Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

The course SSY295 - Electrical and control engineering or equivalent competence.

Aim

Modern manufacturing systems become increasingly automated and the constituent resources are increasingly integrated. The systems also become more complex, while the required efficiency increases. The course aims to provide students with greater knowledge of flexible manufacturing systems in the form of integration between machines, robots, control systems and business systems. The course aims to provide a basic understanding of systems in robotics, PLC, pneumatics and hydraulics. Furthermore, the student should through the practical application of basic skills be able to plan, program and monitor the control of an automated manufacturing unit by coordinating communication between e.g. machine tools, conveyors, PLC and robots.

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

Within the six areas below, after completing the course the student should be able to;

Robotics
  • Describe the basic robot types, robot structure, properties and applications.
  • Describe and apply I/O communications of robots.
  • Apply on-line and off-line programming of robots.
PLC
  • Describe the structure, standards, properties and applications of a PLC system.
  • Apply advanced programming techniques of the PLC using the development system CODESYS.
  • Apply and know the I/O communications with the PLC.
Pneumatics
  • Describe the function and properties of basic components of a pneumatic system.
  • Describe basic control technology for pneumatic systems.
  • Be able to apply logical conditions to couple complete pneumatic systems according to wiring diagram.
  • Apply the wiring diagram to simulate and verify the given problem using the software FluidSim, and validate the results from the virtual part by means of a real system.
Hydraulics
  • Describe the function and properties of basic components of a hydraulic system.
  • Describe basic control technology for hydraulic systems.
  • Be able to apply the component functions to couple complete hydraulic systems according to wiring diagram.
  • Apply the wiring diagram to simulate and verify the given problem using the software FluidSim, and validate the results from the virtual part by means of a real system.
Industrial data communication
  • Explain the concept of industry 4.0.
  • Identify and describe the automation pyramid and its component parts, for example, describe the principles around the main control systems as SCADA, MES, etc.
  • Identify and describe the I/O communications, local area networks and parallel interfaces.
  • Design HMI for automated manufacturing cells.
  • Develop and implement the systems point of integration of HMI systems, PLCs, robots, CNC machines and material handling equipment using I/O communications, local area networks and parallel interfaces.
  • Know and apply various types of protocols and languages for communication.
Integrated manufacturing systems
  • Identify and describe the principles of a flexible manufacturing system.
  • Know and be able to explain the concept of levels of automation.
  • Illustrate risk factors and safety requirements for a robot workplace.
  • Identify and illustrate techniques for increased security between the robotic cell and human.
  • Know and exemplify the CE marking.
  • Plan, implement and document an automation project by working in larger project organizations.

Content

The course contains three different types of learning activities; lectures, laboratory exercises and a project.

Lectures:
The lectures will provide a solid theoretical base for the basic knowledge that is built up during the first part of the course. This knowledge should then be helpful in the project in the latter part of the course. Some lectures will also be intended as inspiration, where students will gain knowledge of practical experience and the latest research from e.g. guest lecturers.

Laboratory work:
The course includes mandatory laboratory exercises within the six areas with increasing complexity throughout the course. The results from these are to be used in the project. Examples of laboratory exercises that will be featured:

Lab. 1: On-line and off-line programming of robots.
Lab. 2: Programming the PLC.
Lab. 3: Coupling of pneumatic systems.
Lab. 4: Coupling of hydraulic systems.
Lab. 5: Programming and test of a HMI/SCADA application.
Lab. 6: Take out the basics of the HMI/SCADA application to be used in the project.

Project:
The course concludes with a project where the project's ultimate goal is to integrate the resources (robots, machines and people) in an automated facility. Students will then apply their prior knowledge to create communication and integration of the systems. Students
should also be able to debug in such PLC code.

Organisation

The course is divided into six sub-areas; robotics, PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, industrial data communication and integrated manufacturing systems. Each area includes lectures and laboratory exercises. These are then used in practical project work.

Literature

Arbete och teknik på människans villkor: Chapter 7
Powerpoints and scientific papers are handed out during the course.

Examination

To pass the course requires the following:
  • Pass the intermediate test.
  • Pass the exam.
  • Approved laboratory exercises.
  • Approved project.
  • At least 80% attendance at lectures.
  • Attendance at any compulsory modules.
The grade is given according to U, 3, 4 and 5.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.