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BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, Pilani

Pilani Campus
Instruction Division

INSTRUCTION DIVISION

FIRST SEMESTER 2017-2018

Course Handout (Part II)

In addition to part I (General Handout for all courses appended to the time table) this portion gives further
specific details regarding the course.

Course No. : MF F311


Course Title : Mechatronics and Automation
Instructor-in-Charge : Dr. Prateek Kala

1. Scope and Objective of the Course:

This course is intended to a comprehensive knowledge of the technology related to Mechatronics and Automation. The
necessity of integrating and embedding electronics and microprocessor into mechanical systems have been long felt, due
to rapid progress in microprocessor computer based technology, in domestic products to manufacturing systems.
Mechatronics is a recently defined engineering field that builds on the traditional mechanical engineering studies,
combines it with technologies from the electrical, electronics, computer and control fields, using techniques such as
simultaneous engineering to provide solutions in manufacturing applications. Also, mechatronics has been applied to
manufacturing and other industrial automation: robotic automation found in car automated production lines, such as
welding, and assembly line in computer integrated manufacture etc. Thus, the manufacturing system is greatly enhanced
by the application of mechatronics. This course will develop overall background of the student in interdisciplinary
mechatronic technology and a broad introduction to the issues encountered and techniques required in developing
mechatronic products and automation systems.

2. Text books

T1. Bolton W., Mechatronics, 3rd Ed., Pearson, 2004. [1.

3. Reference books
(i) M.P. Groover, “Automation, Production systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing”, PHI, 2008. [2]
(ii) Stadler, W., Analytical Robotics and Mechatronics, McGraw Hill, 1995. [3]
(iii) Mechatronics, HMT Ltd., TMH, 1998. [4]
(iii) Fluid power with application by Anthony Esposito, Prentice Hal [5]

4. Course Plan
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Pilani Campus
Instruction Division

Lect. No. Topic(s) Book-Chapter


1 Class note and
Introduction to course
handout
2-4 Automation in industry 4-1
5-10 Automation using Hydraulic and Pneumatic circuits 1-1
11-12 Automatjon using Electro-pneumatics Class notes
13-16 Automation using PLC Class notes
17 Electrical Actuators Class notes
18-19 Sensors and Instrumentation:
1-2, 1-3,
Sensor functions, Characteristics,
3-5
Applications, Specifications & Selection
20-22 Signal conditioning class notes
23-25 Digital electronics, Digital logic 1-14
26-28 Microprocessors and microcontroller programming 1-15
29-31 Numerical control machine tools, numerical control part
2-7, 4-2, 4-5
programming, Tool Monitoring System
32-35 Basic control concepts: open, close, proportional derivative,
1-13, class notes
integral, multivariable, digital, adaptive control systems
36-37 industrial robots; basics and application, man-machine
class notes
Interface
38-40 Automated material handling systems, Automatic
2-10, 2-12,2-
identification and data capture, Automated production lines &
16,4-6
assembly systems

5. Evaluation Scheme:
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EC No. Evaluation Duration Weightage Date, Time & Venue Nature of
Component Component

1 Mid Sem Test 90 min 30% 14/10 9:00 - CB/OB


10:30 AM
2 Lab/ Quizzes / 30% In Lab as per
Assignments/ schedule
-
Projects

3 Comprehensive 3Hrs 40% 13/12 FN CB


Examination

6. Chamber consultation hour: To be announced in the class.

7. Notices: All notices regarding the course will be displayed only on Mechanical Engineering Department
notice board.
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8. Make-up Policy: Make-up will be granted ONLY in genuine cases with prior permission. The request
application for make-up test MUST be reached to the Instructor-in-Charge before commencement of the
scheduled test along with DOCUMENTARY PROOF. No make- up will be allowed for the Surprise Quiz
Tests.

Instructor-in-Charge,

MF F 311

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