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ELT 721 - Robotics

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The course provides an introduction to robotic fundamentals. The student will examine parameters of robot operation and program robots for various applications.
Competencies
  1. Interpret General safety guidelines
    1. Describe E-stops, deadman switches, and pendant e-stop
    2. Review hydraulic and pneumatic lockouts, gripper safety, DCS Dual check safety system, and physical barriers
    3. Explain hard limits and software limits
  2. Analyze by name all the parts on a robot
    1. Identify the drive motor, linkage and specifications for each axis of motion on the arm
    2. Identify the major system elements in a robot system
    3. Assemble the interconnection between components of a robotic system
  3. Connect and setup a robot and controller system
    1. Identify the safety regions in a work cell
    2. Identify the work volume
    3. Assemble the interconnections between components of a robotic system
  4. Demonstrate proficient ability to move the robot in the Cartesian and joint modes safely
    1. Identify robot speed settings
    2. Control robot speed settings
  5. Perform the following with R30ia controller
    1. Program accurately a remote tool center point
    2. Program accurately a tool center point
    3. Program accurately a user frame
  6. Use the various functions on a teach pendant
    1. Identify between command and arm control functions
    2. Teach points with a teach pendant
    3. Manipulate a robot from its teach pendant
    4. Write programs used for basic decision loops
  7. Compose Robot Programs
    1. Write a simple pick and place robot program
    2. Program with Macro functions
    3. Create, modify and delete programs
  8. Construct  programs that utilize robot I/O
    1. Interface the robot controller with the peripheral equipment
    2. Interface the robot controller to other intelligent machines
    3. Explain Fanuc AIO rack I/O systems
    4. Identify the differences between robot I/O, Digital I/O, Analog I/O and group I/O
    5. Explain input/output sinking and sourcing
    6. Integrate robot inputs and outputs with discrete devices
  9. Examine robot system maintenance procedures
    1. Identify types and procedures for robotic maintenance
    2. Outline typical preventative maintenance schedules for robotic systems
  10. Write, save and execute various upper level programs
    1. Write program which measure the repeatability of each axis
    2. Write a material handling application program
    3. Write a palletizing application program
    4. Write programs used for basic decision loops
    5. Write a program for item sorting that involves integrating the vision system with the FANUC LR-Mate robot
    6. Write a program using the offset command
    7. Efficiently write Marcos for various functions
    8. Be able to assign to a Macro to USER keys or operator panel on the R30-ia controller
  11. Understand position registers and how to manipulate them
    1. Outline individual components of a position register
    2. Apply position registers in Robot programs
  12. Perform backup and restore R30ia software using PCMCIA card
  13. Write programs using SIMPRO simulation software
    1. Simulate a pick and place program using the SIMPRO handling tool software
    2. Successfully demonstrate work cell programs on LR-MATE 200 work cell
    3. Successfully draw fixtures and objects in CAD and import them into a SIMPRO work cell
  14. Discuss robot end of arm tooling
    1. Describe grippers for pick and place
    2. Explain welding  and painting systems
    3. Identify other EOAT devices



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