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Mechatronics


MECHATRONICS

Training Course

 

 

 


The Course is for delegates with a basic knowledge of pneumatic control (Thorite Academy - Foundation in Pneumatics) who require a wider practical understanding of signalling and control, incorporating electrical devices and PLC’s.

The programme introduces the various control media used in automation systems and explains the operation of some of the components used to allow the delegates to compare control methods.

The course covers the control of pneumatic actuators using pneumatic and electrical signalling devices, together with the use of PLCs. The construction and operation of valves and sensors is investigated and used in the construction of control circuits.

Solutions to control problems are written in Ladder Diagram and Statement List format. Circuit diagrams using standard symbols are also developed and used during practical exercises.

On completion of the course, the delegate is left with a comprehensive understanding of various control methods and practical experience of the components and their role.

A strong emphasis is placed on safety and appropriate working practices throughout the course, especially during the practical sessions.

Target group - All personnel involved in the design, installation, maintenance and servicing of systems that contain pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and PLC equipment.

Previous knowledge - General engineering background (Delegates will ideally have completed the `Foundation in Pneumatics` course)

Syllabus
SI units and conversions
Symbols for pneumatic and electrical equipment
Function and operation of pneumatic valves
Speed and pressure control
Comparisons of pneumatic, electric and PLC control
Logic functions
Relays
Proximity sensors
Programing PLCs in Ladder diagram, Statement list
System documentation
Sequence control

Training outcomes
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Read and understand pneumatic circuit diagrams to recognised international standards
2. Read and understand simple PLC programs
3. Recognise pneumatic and electrical components and understand their functions
4. Recognise the component parts of simple PLC systems and understand their functions
5. Construct simple pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and PLC control circuits
6. Understand and generate simple PLC programs
7. Determine how pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and PLC systems interface to each other
8. Compare pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and PLC systems as solutions to simple applications
N.B. Course contents are only a guide and will be covered as far as time permits.

Candidates will also use FluidSIM, a software package for the design and simulation of fluid power
circuits. To download a free demonstration version of FluidSIM visit www.fluidsim.com

Course duration - 3 days
Candidates will also use FluidSIM, a software package for the design and simulation of fluid power circuits.
To download a free demonstration version of FluidSIM visit www.fluidsim.com

Price - £875.00(2016 prices held)

2018 Course dates - TBN


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