MBE4011 - Industrial Mechatronic Systems

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
MBE2003 or MEEM2003 or MBE2040 (Prerequisites which are not part of the Major Requirement are waived for students admitted into Advanced Standings.)
MBE3049 or MEEM3049
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16
Semester B 2016/17 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The aims of this course are industrial automation and process equipment/machines. The emphasize will be on mechatronic design issues, particularly the state machine design with and without programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and concepts of pneumatic and (to a lesser degree) hydraulic control circuits including electropneumatics and electrohydraulics. An overview is included of mechanization and material handling, design-for-assembly principles, concepts of fixed, programmable and flexible automation and part and motion sensing. Some of the application examples will be control of a pick and place manipulator (non-servo robot), a three-speed fan control, grinding machine control, and examples of automation systems.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2.5 hours
Detailed Course Information


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