Determining appropriate levels of manufacturing automation based on economics and productivity. Elements of automation, including sensors, robots, conveyors, and part feeders.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 486
Course Outcomes

Production Processes and Limitations

Students will understand and apply fundamental approaches to the control of automated production processes and be able to understand the limitations of automation in modern factories.

Specifications and Capabilities

Each student will select a topic area in advanced automation and demonstrate current specifications/capabilities knowledge of this area, both to the instructor and to the other class students.

Factory Processes Control

Students will understand automation methodologies and the components and equipment used to control advanced factory processes through advanced on-line labs.

Process Simulation

Students will design and simulate automation processes using a simulation and control system and thus understand the power of simulation in evaluating potential automation solutions to manufacturing problems.