University Of Limerick

Automation 1


Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Technical Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
Definition of open and closed lop control. Boolean Algebra, logic elements, counters, scalers and shift registers, basic circuitry, input-output signals. Programmable logic controller hardware and software, applying programmable logic controllers to the control of manufacturing equipment. Field bus technology. Pneumatics pneumatic control, pneumatic circuit design, electro-pneumatics. Hydraulics hydraulic control, hydraulic circuit design. Interfacing Basic signal types A/D D/A conversion. Data transmission. Sensors digital and analogue sensors: proximity switches, photoelectric sensors, resistive, capacitive, and inductive sensors, bar codes, vision systems. Fault finding Standard Fault finding Techniques. The use of hoppers, feeders, orienting and indexing mechanisms, transfer equipment and conveyers in Manufacturing Equipment Design.


Evaluation Date:
April 11, 2018
Christian Schwartz