ME2401 MECHATRONICS lecture notes | for MECH - VII semester |by R.Anirudhan
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UNIT I MECHATRONICS, SENSORS AND TRANSDUCERS
Introduction to Mechatronics Systems – Measurement Systems – Control Systems –
Microprocessor based Controllers. Sensors and Transducers – Performance
Terminology – Sensors for Displacement, Position and Proximity; Velocity, Motion,
Force, Fluid Pressure, Liquid Flow, Liquid Level, Temperature,Light Sensors – Selection
UNIT II ACTUATION SYSTEMS
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems – Directional Control Valves – Rotary Actuators.
Mechanical Actuation Systems – Cams – Gear Trains – Ratchet and pawl – Belt and
Chain Drives – Bearings. Electrical Actuation Systems – Mechanical Switches – Solid
State Switches – Solenoids – Construction and working principle of DC and AC Motors
– speed control of AC and DC drives, Stepper Motors-switching circuitries for stepper
motor – AC & DC Servo motors
UNIT III SYSTEM MODELS AND CONTROLLERS
Building blocks of Mechanical, Electrical, Fluid and Thermal Systems, Rotational –
Transnational Systems, Electromechanical Systems – Hydraulic – Mechanical Systems.
Continuous and discrete process Controllers – Control Mode – Two – Step mode –
Proportional Mode – Derivative Mode – Integral Mode – PID Controllers – Digital
Controllers – Velocity Control – Adaptive Control – Digital Logic Control – Micro
UNIT IV PROGRAMMING LOGIC CONTROLLERS
Programmable Logic Controllers – Basic Structure – Input / Output Processing –
Programming – Mnemonics – Timers, Internal relays and counters – Shift Registers –
Master and Jump Controls – Data Handling – Analogs Input / Output – Selection of a
UNIT V DESIGN OF MECHATRONICS SYSTEM
Stages in designing Mechatronics Systems – Traditional and Mechatronic Design -
Possible Design Solutions. Case studies of Mechatronics systems- Pick and place
Robot- Autonomous mobile robot-Wireless suriviellance balloon- Engine Management
system- Automatic car park barrier.