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Diploma in Automated Manufacturing Systems

Learn how mechatronics is evolving automation through fabrication and sensors with this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
Do you know the principles behind the structure of a mechatronics-based system? This course aims at discovering the engineering applications of real automated mechanisms used in fabrication industries. Study the significance of utilizing sensors in automated manufacturing systems for ensuring automatic processing of mechanical products. Learn about the intellectual handling of materials using computer control by taking this course now.
Diploma in Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
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The end goal of automated manufacturing is to drive greater productivity by either enhancing processes or fulfilling equipment to automated systems as a reducing-cost business strategy. We are currently living in the mechatronic era, from household common appliances like the coffeemaker or the washing machine to manufacturing robotics for automotive assembly. Achieving automation in the product life cycle comes from the exhaustive analysis of the benefits in terms of product design, engineering development, manufacturing efficiency, as well as, the contribution level to delivering the end-user with a top-quality product. The purpose of this course is to present you with the world of mechatronics in automated manufacturing systems (AMS). You will study the essentials of the design process about drafting and technical drawing employed to generate three-dimensional solid objects in 2D. Furthermore, you will learn the various building blocks associated with an automated mechatronic-based system. With this background, you will comprehend the role of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) in responding to the instabilities of products.

Next, the course explores the key elements of a production system and the purpose of automation through the product life cycle. You will discover how mechatronics is helping to replace the mechanics involved in a typical mechanical watch through an interesting example. Next, you will study the significance of mechatronics-based automated systems is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry using contemporary technologies. Following this, the use of computer-aided design philosophy in the designing of the mechanical components is explained. In addition, you will also learn how to identify a model from a prototype through illustrative examples of 3D objects. Subsequently, the various types of fabrication processes used in an automated system are described. You will be taught about several fundamental manufacturing processes like casting, joining, and welding. In addition, the role of additive manufacturing in modelling and prototyping are also explained. The course highlights the fundamental processes, specifications details and the essential applications of various sensors used in the automated industry.

Finally, the course explains the variation between a sensor and a transducer and their significance in automatic machine systems such as elevator operation and car airbags. Next, you will discover how the proximity sensors are capable of measuring the rotational motion, positioning of an object, the pressure of displacement and light. Following this, you will study the role of sensors and transducers in monitoring vibrations, pressure, and temperature through various illustrative examples of domestic, commercial, and industrial applications. Lastly, you will be taught about the procedure for determining the flow and pressure of fluids using sensors. ‘Diploma in Automated Manufacturing Systems’ is an enlightening course that outlines the significance of automation in the development of manufacturing progressions. The material covered in this course will equip you with the required expertise for managing the conditions of the facilities in the factory in terms of layout, equipment, and processes. Start learning about the concept of ‘self-acting’ machines by registering in this course now.

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