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MECT 1220 - Introduction to Mechatronics

Credit Hours: 6.00


Prerequisites: None

(replaces MECT 1211, MECT 1212, MECT 1213, MECT 1214, MECT 1215, and MECT 1216 together but does not equate to any of these courses separately)

This course introduces industrial automation concepts such as AC/DC control systems, electronic sensors, pneumatics, material handling systems (robots), and mechanical drives.  Computers and computer simulation software will be used throughout the course. Troubleshooting of mechanical problems, circuits, logic, and programs will be emphasized. Industrial technical terms and safety procedures will be taught.

Billable Contact Hours: 8

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to construct basic Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) circuits.

Objectives: The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the function of electrical circuits.
  2. Construct basic electrical circuits.
  3. Solve circuits.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to construct electrical control circuits.

Objectives: The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the operation of control logic circuits.
  2. Design control logic circuits.
  3. Construct control logic circuits.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to operate electronic sensors.

Objectives: The student will be able to:

  1. Identify five types of electronic sensors.
  2. Describe the operation of five types of electronic sensors.
  3. Connect five types of electronic sensors.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to construct basic pneumatic circuits.

Objectives: The student will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic components of a pneumatic system.
  2. Describe the functions a pneumatic system.
  3. Connect pneumatic circuits.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to operate an Automated Material Handling Device (robot).

Objectives: The student will be able to:

  1. Describe basic robot operation.
  2. Create a robot program.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to construct mechanical drive systems.

Objectives: The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the function of mechanical power systems.
  2. Perform mechanical drive systems calculations. 
  3. Install a mechanical drive system.
  4. Align a mechanical drive system.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
I. Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) circuits

  1. Describe the function of electrical circuits.
  2. Construct basic electrical circuits.
  3. Define the units of electrical measurement.
  4. Utilize a multi-meter for electrical measurements.
  5. Define electrical formulas.
    1. Define Ohm’s law.
    2. Define Kirchoff’s law.
  6. Solve circuits.
    1. Solve series circuits.
    2. Solve parallel circuits.
  7. Describe electromagnetic devices.
  8. Operate electromagnetic devices.
  9. Describe combination circuits. 
  10. Solve combination circuits.
  11. Describe the function of a transformer.
  12. Operate a transformer.

II. Electrical control circuits

  1. Describe the operation of control logic circuits.
  2. Construct control logic circuits.
  3. Describe the operation of sequencing control circuits.
  4. Construct sequencing control circuits.
  5. Describe the operation of timing relays.
  6. Construct control logic circuits with timing relays.

III. Electronic sensors

  1. Identify five types of electronic sensors.
  2. Describe the operation of five types of electronic sensors.
  3. Connect five types of electronic sensors.

IV. Pneumatic circuits

  1. Describe the basic components of a pneumatic system.
  2. Describe the functions of basic components of a pneumatic system.
  3. Calculate pneumatic pressure and flow.
  4. Describe the function of pneumatic speed control circuits.
  5. Connect pneumatic circuits.

V. Automated Material Handling Device (robot).

  1. Describe basic robot operation.
  2. Operate a robot teach pendant.
  3. Create a robot program.
  4. Describe robot applications.
  5. Construct a flow chart using conditional commands.
  6. Describe flexible manufacturing commands.
  7. Describe quality control commands.
  8. Describe production control commands.

V. Automated Material Handling Device (robot).

  1. Describe basic robot operation.
  2. Operate a robot teach pendant.
  3. Create a robot program.
  4. Describe robot applications.
  5. Construct a flow chart using conditional commands.
  6. Describe flexible manufacturing commands.
  7. Describe quality control commands.
  8. Describe production control commands.

VI. Mechanical Drive Systems

  1. Describe the function of a mechanical power systems.
  2. Describe the function of key fasteners.
  3. Select a key fastener for an application.
  4. Describe the function of a power transmission system.
  5. Describe the function of the three (3) basic components of a belt drive.
  6. Describe the function of the three (3) basic components of a chain drive.
  7. Describe the function of the three (3) components of a gear train drive system.
  8. Describe how to calculate the speed and torque output in a multiple shaft gear drive.
  9. Install and align a fractional HP V-belt drive with a finished bore.
  10. Install and remove a chain drive.
  11. Install and align a spur gear drive system with adjustable centers.
  12. Install and align a multiple shaft drive system.

Primary Faculty
Seger, Jennifer
Secondary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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