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ELT 725 - Intro Flexible Manufacturing

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course introduces the student to aspects of a flexible manufacturing cell. Course will familiarize the student with cell software and hardware, and includes labs on cell components.
Prerequisite: ELT 721  
Corequisite: ELT 722   or Instructor Approval.
Competencies
  1. Set-up and prepare CNC mill for cell integration
    1. Create CNC mill code for simple machining
    2. Edit CNC mill code for simple machining
    3. Download programs using direct numerical control (DNC)
    4. Set-up tools as required by machine program
    5. Integrate communication between cell and CNC mill
  2. Utilize programmable logic controller
    1. Write PLC logic into the controller
    2. Edit existing PLC programs
    3. Save and delete PLC programs
  3. Program and operate the AS/RS (automatic storage and retrieval system).
    1. Identify AS/RS components
    2. Teach controller bay locations
  4. Program and operate a SCARA robot
    1. Teach program points for operation
    2. Create and edit robot programs using C/ROS language
    3. Identify SCARA robot components
  5. Program and operate a general purpose robot
    1. Teach program points for operation
    2. Create robot programs using VAL language
    3. Edit robot programs using VAL language
    4. Identify general purpose robot components
  6. Program and operate a vision inspection system
    1. Define different methods of vision inspection
    2. Identify vision inspection components
  7. Manipulate cell conveyor hardware
    1. Describe the function of pallet stops and postioners
    2. Explain the interaction between the conveyor control and the cell components
    3. Describe the usage of external devices such as vibratory bowl feeders, tooling air, end effectors
  8. Gain familiarity with manufacturing control software
    1. Create a basic FactoryLink application
    2. Animate the application
    3. Run the application



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