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MEC 225 - Automated Equipment

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MEC 221  

This course presents a survey of the types of equipment used in robotics and automation. Devices such as motors, servomotors, conveyors, sensors, mechanical linkages and end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) are studied through a series of hands-on exercises performed in the lab to understand their operation and develop troubleshooting techniques.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe coordinate systems, motion between points and compound movement.
  2. Use belts, conveyors, screws and gears to build a process.
  3. Utilize controls of a mechanical arm and EOAT.
  4. Document projects utilizing appropriate industry standards.
  5. Apply relevant theory style in the completion of a team project.
  6. Prioritize teamwork in projects.
Listed Topics
  1. Robot geometrics
  2. Mechanical systems
  3. Application of EOAT
  4. Project preparation
  5. Documentation preparation
  6. Team projects
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC's definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
  • Technological Competency
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/21/2016

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