Introduction to Mechatronics systems - Measurement Systems - Control Systems - Micro Processor based controllers. Sensors and Transducers - Displacement, Position and Proximity; Velocity, Motion, Force, Fluid Pressure, Liquid flow and Liquid level Temperature, Light sensors - selection of sensors. Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuation systems – Directional Control Valves - Rotary Actuators. Mechanical Actuation Systems – Cams – Gear Trains – Ratchet and pawl – Belt and Chain Drives – Bearings.
Electrical Actuation Systems – Mechanical Switches – Solid State Switches – Solenoids – D.C Motors – A.C Motors – Stepper Motors. Building blocks of Mechanical, Electrical, Fluid and Thermal Systems, Rotational – Transnational Systems, Electromechanical Systems – Hydraulic – Mechanical Systems. Continuous and discrete process Controllers – Control Mode – Two – Step mode – Proportional Mode – Derivative Mode – Integral Mode – PID Controllers – Digital Controllers – Velocity Control – Adaptive Control – Digital Logic Control – Micro Processors Control.
Programmable Logic Controllers – Basic Structure – Input / Output Processing – Programming – Mnemonics – Timers, Internal relays and counters – Shift Registers – Master and Jump Controls – Data Handling – Analogs Input / Output – Selection of a PLC Problem. Stages in designing Mechatronics Systems – Traditional and Mechatronic Design - Possible Design Solutions. Case Studies of Mechatronics Systems, Pick and place robot – automatic Car Park Systems – Engine Management Systems.