MECH6032 - Electro-Pneu. & M/C maint.

Title:Electro-Pneu. & M/C maint.
Long Title:Electro-pneumatic Mechatronics
Module Code:MECH6032
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2021
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: SEAN WILLIAMS
Module Description: Part of this module progresses naturally from Mechatronics 1 (Pneumatics) Here new Control System technologies including Electro-Pneumatics, and Hydraulics are described. Circuit design and construction based upon these technologies will be completed. Also Maintenance procedures pertaining to Mechanical elements commonly found in Machines will be taught and reinforced by the student through the completion of a series of practical exercises.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the working principles behind Electro-Pneumatics and Hydraulics.
LO2 Apply appropriate design methodologies to build electro-pneumatic circuits.
LO3 Describe mechanical maintenance procedures commonly used in machine transmission elements.
LO4 Complete practical exercises based upon key aspects of Machine Maintenance.
LO5 Work successfully in a team environment to complete coursework in building electro-pneumatic circuits and mechanical assemblies
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).
1053   Mechatronics 1
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

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Co-requisites
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Boolean Logic
Logic symbols, rules of boolean alegbra, truth tables, karnaugh maps, boolean expression, problem solving.
Electropneumatics
Characteristics of electro-pneumatic components: Switches, symbols, mechanical contacting, proximity. Solenoids: introduction, operating principles, construction. Relays: introduction, working description, Sensors: magnetic, capacitative, inductive. Optical sensors: basic, opposed mode, retro reflective, diffuse, infrared. Electro - pneumatic circuit design for one and two relay circuits.
Hydraulics
Components of a hydraulic system. Pump types (fixed and variable displacement) ,Pump location, Pump selection, Circuit design, Fluid types,characteristics and properties. Preventative maintenance.
Power Transmission elements
Introduction, working principles, characteristics and maintenance procedures for: gears, belts, chains, couplings and clutches.
Lubrication
Principles and theory of lubrication, lubrication selection, methods of application, Properties of oil, grease and solid lubricants.
Seals
O-rings, gaskets, lip seals felt seals, packing and mechanicial. principles of operation, materials and failure patterns.
Shaft Alignment
Reverse indicator and laser methods: principles of operation.
Condition Monitoring
Vibration analysis, debris monitoring, particle counting, thermography.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Circuit design and build 1,2,5 10.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Circuit design and build 1,2,5 10.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation Maintenance exercise completion 3,4,5 24.0 Every Week
Other Formal assessment based upon Control Systems 1,2 30.0 Week 11
Other Formal Assessment based upon Machine Maintenanace 3 26.0 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
Lecture Control Systems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Machine Maintenance 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Control Systems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Machine Maintenance 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student study 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
Lecture Control Systems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Machine Maintenance lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Electro- Pneumatics lab. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Machine Maintenance lab. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Turner, Ian C. 2011, Engineering applications of pneumatics and hydraulics, 2nd Ed., 8 - 15, Adington, Oxen Routledge [ISBN: 9780415502887]
  • Michael J. Pinches and Brian J. Callear 1996, Power Pneumatics, 1st Ed., 6 - 9, Prentice Hall Europe United Kingdom [ISBN: 0 13 489790 0]
  • Dick Jeffrey 1991, Principles of Machine Operation and Maintenance, 4th Ed., 5-10, Butterworth-Heinemann United Kingdom [ISBN: 0 7506 0293 7]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bolton, W 1997, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems, 1-8, Butterworth Heinemann Oxford, Boston [ISBN: 0759638362]
  • Michael J. Pinches & John G. Ashby 1988, Power Hydraulics, 1st Ed., 1 - 6, Prentice Hall United Kingdom [ISBN: 0 13 687443 6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Websites.: Students can access a world of information by entering appropriate search words in search engine sites.
  • E Book: Parr, E.A. 2011, Hydraulics and pneumatics: a technicians and engineers guide , Butterworth-Heinemann, Amsterdam: Boston.
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMTEF_6 Certificate in Maintenance Technology Fundamentals 2 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Group Elective 1