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Industrial Mechatronics & Automation


Industrial Mechatronics & Automation



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Module Aims

The module aims to provide understanding of key automation concepts and its application in industry, particularly in the area of assembly automation. The module will provide an overview of the key components in automation systems including sensors, actuators, pneumatics, controls and informatics. It focuses on real world manufacturing systems applications, especially using Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs), robotic arms and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Students will also be familiarised with off-line programming tools for virtual commissioning of manufacturing systems.

Principal Learning Outcomes

By the end of module, students will be able to:
• Know the main components of automation systems and understand criteria for selection of automation systems
• Describe sub-systems, system integration and interaction between them
• Learn the coding of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
• Programme and analyse the behaviour of robotic arm controllers and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
• Apply network protocols for industrial automation