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Course Name Automation and IoT
Course Code 19MEE312
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to Automation – Automated manufacturing systems. Sensors and Actuators in Automation – Digital and analog sensors; Fluid power actuators; Control valves; Electrical system elements; Motors drives; Mechanical devices. Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems – Pneumatic fundamentals – control elements, position and pressure sensing – logic circuits – switching circuits – sequential circuits – cascade method. Control Using PLCs – Relay logic; Combinational and sequential control, Sequential flow chart, Minimization of logic equations; Ladder logic diagrams; Programmable logic controllers (PLCs); PLC components; Programming; I/O addresses; Timer and counters; A/D conversion and sampling; PLC applications. Introduction to SCADA

Experiments: Logical Circuits – Pneumatic and Electro-Pneumatic Circuits, Study of PLC and PLC based ElectroPneumatic Sequencing Circuits.

Unit 2

Detroit Automation, Material Handling –Mechanization devices and material handling systems; Mechanization of parts handling; Parts feeding; Parts sensing; Automated Guided Vehicle.

Industrial Robotics -Robot anatomy – Work volume – Drive systems – Sensors in robotics – Robot reference frames and coordinates and robot kinematics. End effectors: Mechanical and other types of grippers – Tools as end effectors – Robot end effectors interface. Robot kinematics. Typical applications of robots: material transfer, machine loading/unloading; processing operations; assembly and inspection.

Experiments: Visual Inspection of Objects by Computer Vision Technology.

Robot Programming using Teach Pendent and Offline Programming to Perform Pick and Place, Stacking of Objects.

Unit 3

Industry 4.0 & IoT: Introduction. Digitization, Drivers of Industry 4.0, End-to-end digital integration within a smart factory, IOT Swarm Sensors, RF and wireless sensors module, power management module; Challenges. Internet of Things (IoT): Introduction, Physical system, Cyber-Physical Systems, IoT Architectures. Applications: Smart cities & smart homes, connected vehicles, Healthcare, Machine condition monitoring, Process monitoring and control.

Experiments: Implementation of IoT for temperature dependent cooling system, engine management system, machine condition monitoring and health care monitoring

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • To provide the student with basic skills useful in identifying the concepts of automation using hydraulics, pneumatic and PLC.
  • To impart knowledge on robot kinematics and programming for a given application.
  • To provide an introduction to Industry 4.0 its applications in industry.

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: design pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
  • CO2: program PLC for a given application
  • CO3: choose appropriate materials handling devices and perform robot programming for a given application
  • CO4: solve direct and inverse kinematics and choose appropriate Robot for given application
  • CO5: apply IOT to different applications

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3 2 1 1 1 1
CO2 3 2 1 1 1
CO3 3 1 1 1 1
CO4 3 2 1 1 1 1
CO5 3 1 1 1 1 1

Textbook / Reference


  • Robert J. Schilling, “Fundamentals of Robotics, Analysis & Control”, Prentice Hall, 2009.
  • Antony Espossito, “Fluid power with Applications “, Pearson, Sixth Edition., 2003.
  • Raj, Pethuru, and Anupama C. Raman.The Internet of things: Enabling technologies, platforms, and use cases. Auerbach Publications, 2017.


  • Mikell P. Groover, “Automation, Production Systems and Computer Integrated Manufacturing”, Third Edition, Pearson Education, 2009.
  • Nanua Singh, Tatla Dar Singh., “Systems Approach to Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing”, John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
  • Bahga, Arshdeep, and Vijay Madisetti.Internet of Things: A hands-on approach. Vpt, 2014.
  • Buyya, Rajkumar, and Amir VahidDastjerdi, eds. Internet of Things: Principles and paradigms. Elsevier, 2016.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 10
Periodical 2 10
*Continuous Assessment(Theory) (CAT) 15
*Continuous Assessment(Lab) (CAL) 30
End Semester 35
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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