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MECH7030 - SCADA & Robotics

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Title:SCADA & Robotics
Long Title: SCADA & Robotics
Module Code:MECH7030
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: NIALL MORRIS
Module Description: With the integration of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment in modern day industry, there is a need for an integrated approach to the training requirements for personnel to be able to adjust, service, maintain and design modern equipment.This would include computer based control systems using PLC's and SCADA. This would also include programming of Industrial Robots and adjustment of Robotic sensors.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Configure and use a PLC in an Integrated Control Enviroment.
LO2 Design and integrate a SCADA system.
LO3 Validate the operation of internal and external sensors used in Robotic Systems.
LO4 Programme and control a Robotic System.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Configure and use a PLC in an integrated control environment, with attention to safety
PLC architecture control unit, programming devices, input/output modules, memory. Industrial standard languages statement list, ladder, sequential function chart, function block, bit/flag, timers, counters, logic, move, arithmetic, compare, Communications.
SCADA
Describe the main elements of a SCADA system linked animated graphics, PC control of system functions, display and logging of system errors, need for archiving of process data, alarm functions, display of process variables in various graphical trends. Dynamic data exchange DDE, IO servers, touch screen, configuring links to the PLC from SCADA.
Operation of internal and external sensors.
Use of sensors machine parameters, position of objects, adjusting robot control, detecting and preventing failures, detecting and avoiding collisions, monitoring the environment e.g. Temperature changes, inspecting the final product. Digital sensors limit switch, proximity switch, photo electric switch, hall effect, float switch, ultrasonic sensor. Analogue sensors temperature sensors, float switch, load cell, pressure transducer, vision system. Safety gate plug, light curtain, safety mat.
Basic robotic control and programming tasks
Control pendants as a programming tool, software as a programming tool, simulation as a programming tool, online programming, axis limit control, point to point, contouring, line tracking. Describe offline programming in terms of safety, 3D visualisation, programming language, absolute and incremental co-ordinates, troubleshooting, planning.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design and Programme a SCADA system based on specific set criteria. 1,2 50.0 Week 6
Project Programme a Robot for a given set of conditions. 3,4 50.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Robotic Design & Programing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab SCADA Design & Programing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Robotic Design & Programing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab SCADA Design & Programing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Stuart A Boyer 2010, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, Instrument Society of America [ISBN: 1-55617-660-0]
  • Saeed B. Niku 2010, Introduction to Robotics, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc [ISBN: 978-0-470-60446-5]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • SCADA & Automation Systems Course Notes.
  • RJ3 Programming Manual Notes
Other Resources
  • Software: Wonderware 2013, InTouch
  • Software: FANUC 2010, Roboguide
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory

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