August 2022 - November 2022 Course Homepage

Dr. Sankha Deb Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.

Contact hours:
Mondays (3 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.) and Tuesdays (2 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.)

Course Content
Basic elements of Automation, Automation and Autonomation, Orders or Levels of Automation. Industrial revolutions and the evolution of automated manufacturing systems. Drives and Actuators and Sensors for automated manufacturing: Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electrical Actuators, Tactile and Nontactile Sensors. Mechatronics in manufacturing: Concepts of Mechatronics, Control Systems and applications of Microprocessor based and Programmable Logic Controller based systems for automated manufacturing, Microelectromechanical Systems, Computer Controlled Machines, Industrial Robots and their applications in fabrication, machining and assembly systems. Automated Material Handling, Automated Guided Vehicle and Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems in manufacturing. Transfer Systems, Automated Flow Lines and Automated Assembly Systems. Automated Inspection for manufacturing. Automation for integrated manufacturing, Flexible Manufacturing and Assembly Systems and their applications. Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of automated manufacturing systems. Economics and Social Impact of Manufacturing Automation.

Suggested References:
Groover, M. P., Automation production systems, and computer-integrated manufacturing, 3rd edition, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi.
Deb, S. R. and Deb, Sankha, Robotics Technology and Flexible Automation, 2nd Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.
Boothroyd, G., Assembly Automation and Product Design, 2nd edition, CRC Press.

Lecture slides:
Lectures 3 and 4      Lectures 5 and 6      Lectures 7 and 8      Lectures 9 and 10      Lectures 11 and 12      Lectures 13 and 14      Lectures 15 and 16      Lectures 17 and 18      Lectures 19 and 20     

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Announcements for the Course:
1st Class test on September 5, 2022     

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