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.
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.
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