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2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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AIT 250 - Automated Industrial Technology Capstone

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

An examination of the integration of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, piping, electronic control, and process control systems. Experience in designing, building, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing such integrated systems will be gained.

Prerequisite(s): AIT 225  or concurrent enrollment.



Course Learning Outcomes
1.         Demonstrate safe working procedures when working with integrated systems.

2.         Program a stepper motor.

3.         Adjust various pneumatic and electric actuators.

4.         Create designs that integrate mechanical, hydraulic and/or pneumatic, piping, electronic control, and process control systems.

5.         Determine the problem(s) to be resolved by a project; and analyze and correct design flaw(s).


Performance Objectives:
1.         Operate various types of single and multiple automated manufacturing stations.

2.         Connect automated manufacturing stations to function in unison.

3.         Effectively create all necessary documentation for a project.

4.         Fabricate, test, and evaluate prototypes of designs.


Outline:
  1. Safety (review)
    1. Lockout/Tagout
    2. Hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic, and mechanical system hazards
    3. Housekeeping considerations
  2. Automation Operations
    1. Introduction to mechatronics
    2. Control system principles
    3. Machine operation
  3. Component Adjustment
    1. Manual station operation
    2. Pneumatic/electric pick and place actuators
    3. Sensors
  4. Pick and Place Feeding Station
    1. Station operation
    2. Station component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  5. Gauging
    1. Station operation
    2. Station component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  6. Indexing
    1. Station operation
    2. Station component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
    5. Stepper motor programming
  7. Sorting and Queuing
    1. Station operation
    2. Station component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  8. Servo Robotic Assembly
    1. Station operation
    2. Station component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  9. Torquing
    1. Station operation
    2. Station component adjustment
    3. Torque adjustment           
    4. Module sequencing
    5. Station sequencing
  10. Parts Storage
    1. Station operation
    2. Station component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  11. Multiple Station Control
    1. Discrete I/O handshaking
    2. System startup/halt
    3. System stop/reset
    4. FMS programming
  12. Capstone Project
    1. Problem identification
    2. Researching and documenting information
  13. Methods of Recording
  14. Protecting Information From Loss and Tampering
    1. Design process
      1. Idea generation (i.e. brainstorming and researching ways similar problems have been solved)
      2. Idea screening methods
      3. Testing ideas against customer requirements
    2. Common pitfalls in the design process
    3. Determining specifications
    4. Prototypes and their creation
    5. Iterative testing and redesign to improve a design
    6. Continuous improvement


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20



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