LOYOLA-ICAM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Loyola College Campus, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 34

Mechatronics Lab

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Mechatronics Lab

The mechatronics lab is conjunction of different core branches of engineering viz. Mechanical, Electronics and Computing. It contains trainer kits for hydraulic and pneumatic with different sensors (Mechanical), programmable logic controls, microcontrollers and PID controllers (Electronics and Computing) to instil skill to students in the field of automation and mechatronics. It also has process control trainer to simulate real time condition of process industries, which can measure variables such as pressure, flow and temperature of the fluid. The lab is equipped with licensed software such as Automation Studio to simulate practical situations and circuits in process and automation industries and LabVIEW to simulate the conditions using different sensors and actuators and by implementing analysing it on practical devices.

The lab has two modular automation programmable systems or MAPS. MAPS 5 on assembly of two component and MAPS 6 simulating pharmaceutical industry. In addition, MAPS 6 contains a 6 axis robot felicitating the initial stage of process and human machine interface (HMI) to control, monitor and integrate the whole process. These systems give a perspective of factory automation and its working. These systems are also reprogrammable and also used by students for troubleshooting of any modules and components. Both machines contain various actuators (pneumatic and electric) and different sensors for sensing and feedback.

Both MAPS are controlled by Siemens PLC and SIMATIC HMI in case of MAPS 6

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