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ADM 2030 - Cell Integration

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the basic control systems used to automate manufacturing processes. Course content includes: hydraulics and pneumatics used for motion control, PLCs programmable controllers, sensors and vision systems, robotics used in designing a computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) cells. This is a hands-on, team-based class giving students the basic concepts needed to design manufacturing automation systems. Students will use both hard automation and robots used in cell based manufacturing systems.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ADM 2020  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. The flexible manufacturing cell
  2. Cell simulation tools
  3. Switches and controllers
  4. Vision systems
  5. Photoelectric sensors
  6. Automated controls
  7. Data gathering systems
  8. Implementation and integration of cell sub-systems
  9. Testing and troubleshooting

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. define cell automation for manufacturing.
  2. define robotic technologies typical in cell automation systems.
  3. describe traditional manufacturing systems.
  4. determine data requirement needs when designing a manufacturing cell.
  5. identify components needed in the design of an automated manufacturing cell.
  6. trouble-shoot an automated manufacturing cell and its associated data communication systems.

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