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Download our free curriculum grid to find resources that are mapped against module 9 Mechatronics.

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9.1 The key components of a mechatronics system.

  • Mechanical (gears, cams, linkages, levers, pulleys)
  • Electrical/electronic (sensors and transducers, microprocessors, microcontrollers, actuators)
  • Common drive devices (standard electrical motors, servo motors, stepper motors)

9.2 The operation, function and applications of programmable logic controllers (PLC) in mechatronic systems.

  • PLC types (unitary, unitary with modular features, modular)
  • PLC architecture
  • Sensor signal conditioning
  • Programming
  • Process blocks
  • Motor drives
  • Applications - robotic arms
  • Applications - conveyor belts
  • Applications - packaging
  • Applications - supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Applications - remote technical units
  • Applications - animatronics

9.3 The basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics.

  • Transmission of power
  • Fluid compressibility
  • Components (valves, pumps, actuators, cylinders, compressors)

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