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Introduction to Automated System Design

Learn how automation is developing the mechatronics of the manufacturing industry with this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This course introduces the features of automation technology and includes an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of mechatronics. You will discover how mechanical and electronic principles form the base of automated manufacturing systems. We present various interactive sessions to help you visualize the graphical descriptions of the relevant models of actual automatic mechanisms used in the manufacturing industries. Start the course today!
Introduction to Automated System Design
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Have you ever wondered how to use automation in the manufacturing industry? The primary objective of an automated manufacturing system (AMS) is to drive greater efficiency by either enhancing production capacity or reducing the cost of manufacturing. This course aims at illustrating the ever-growing use of automation in the industrial sector. Study the actual definitions of ‘automation’, ’manufacturing’, and ‘mechatronics’ and the various elements involved in production system facilities. We will reveal the different classifications of manufacturing support systems and the significance of automation in the product life cycle to defy the challenges of the manufacturing market. This process includes differentiating multiple manufacturing systems to ascertain the need to move towards digital automated mechanisms. Discover the mechanical “spring system” functionality by understanding how physics plays a central role in how the machinery performs its duties. You will comprehend how systems integration benefits product development by being better and more efficient and will help the end consumer with a top-quality product.

This video-based course studies the basic concepts of automation in manufacturing. First, we identify the key elements of production system facilities for employing various manufacturing support systems (MSS) in the automation process of the product life cycle. Secondly, we explore the different building blocks of an automated mechatronic-based system. With this background, you will study how the flexible manufacturing system method helps the factories quickly adapt to product variance and quantity fluctuations. We then incorporate utilizing various machining equipment to take care of the manufacturing operations. You will also study the role of material handling systems (MHS) and auxiliary equipment in performing multiple tasks at logistics worksites. Following this, you will examine how pre-programmed CNC machining computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery, including the process for controlling a range of complex machinery, from grinders and lathes to mills and routers. Lastly, we present graphical examples of existing industrial mechatronic robots like the Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA). These are implemented in the manufacturing business to fulfil product or material transportation, high precision assembly, and continuous welding work.

By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the role of automation in the manufacturing business. This expertise includes learning the advantages that carry the implementation of ‘self-acting’ machines to enhance the performance in the manufacturing operations in terms of variety and quality of the end product. Subsequently, the usefulness of computer numerical control (CNC) technology in manufacturing processes is widely employed in the tools room of the mechanical industry. Finally, you will learn about the elements and the key functionalities of various CNC machine tools such as tool magazines, industrial conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, and industrial robotic machines. The course provides all the essential information required for designing a mechatronic system and the material to equip you with the knowledge necessary for managing the demands of the facilities in the factory in terms of layout, equipment, and processes. Learn how automation is developing the mechatronics of the manufacturing industry by taking this course. So, don’t delay and enrol today!

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