Sep 28, 2022
MEC 102 - Mechatronics Industrial Processes
3 Skills Lab Hours
Prerequisites: MEC 100
This course emphasizes industrial processes and maintenance. Students will learn how engineering materials are gathered and processed for use. The course covers principles of production planning, inventory management and the operating and troubleshooting of industrial equipment. Students who successfully pass the course will sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) Processes and Production and Maintenance Awareness exams towards achievement of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential. Fees for test materials and certification are added to the cost of this course.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Calculate mechanical principles, such as force, moment, mechanical advantage and friction.
- Connect linkages, cams and turnbuckles.
- Operate common industrial tools, including band saws, hammers, drills and digital multi-meter (DMM).
- Describe the sources and properties of engineering materials as used in the energy and manufacturing industries.
- Describe production processes for natural gas, machining, manufacturing and distribution.
- Troubleshoot basic machine problems.
- Calculate productivity.
- Determine methods of improving productivity.
- Describe elements of effective inventory management, including work orders, the Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) process, Kanban and packaging and shipping.
- Name the types of basic welding applications, including oxyacetylene, gas metal arc, pipe and spot welding.
- Use proper formulas and concepts to analyze electrical circuit principles, including voltage, resistance, continuity, power and current protection.
- Describe the functions and operations of hydraulic and pneumatic pwer systems.
- Describe the functions and operations of bearings and couplings in a mechanical power transmission system.
- Delineate the functions and operations of belt and chanin drives.
- Design a control circuit in a ladder diagram format to operate a solenoid valve.
- Select a mechatronics degree specialization and draft a career plan.
- Mechanical principles and linkages
- Production materials
- Production processes
- Machining processes
- Machine operations
- Tools and equipment use
- Equipment procedures and troubleshooting
- Production, planning and workflow
- Production management
- Principles of welding
- Basic electrical circuits
- Electrical measurement
- Hydraulic and pneumatic power systems
- Lubrication concepts
- Bearings and couplings
- Machine control concepts
- Machine automation
- Educational and career planning
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/02/2014
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