Lecture Mechatronics and Control for Production Plants

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Basic Information

Organizational Unit:
Chair of Machine Tools
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher

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The lecture Mechatronics and Control for Production Plants imparts hardware and software related basic knowledge in the field of mechatronics and control of production plants.

With increasing automation, control technology plays a key role in industry. Along the different levels of the automation pyramid, contents on mechatronic systems are conveyed from the sensor/actuator level, the control level up to the management level. The different control types and systems and their programming procedures are dealt with as well as drive types and procedures for process and condition monitoring of mechatronic systems.

The lecture thus imparts knowledge and experience in the field of construction, design and project planning of mechatronic systems in the production area. Furthermore, the students will be able to apply comprehensive concepts of machine control as well as machine and process monitoring and will be able to derive assessments of the quality of industrial monitoring solutions from this knowledge.


Lecture Topics

  • Information processing in mechatronic systems
  • Mechanical controls
  • Programable logic control (PLC) and motion control (MC)
  • Numerical control (NC)
  • Feed drive control
  • Measuring systems and sensor technology
  • Signal data processing, process and condition monitoring
  • Robots and handling systems
  • Gripping technology
  • Mechatronic engineering