Mechatronics 780

Module code MEG 780
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Sensors: mechanical and optical limit switches, encoders, thermocouples, strain gauges, CCD cameras, IR sensors, piezo-electric sensors, capacitive sensors, torque sensors, tactile sensors, gyroscope and ultrasonic sensors. Actuators: DC motors, stepper motors, AC motors, pneumatic actuators, hydraulic actuators, memory shape alloys. Signal conditioning: component interconnection, amplifiers, analogue filters, modulators and demodulators, analogue-digital conversion, sample-and-hold circuitry, multiplexers, software and hardware implementation of digital filters and Wheatstone bridge. Control: H-Bridge motor control, PWM motor control, control of stepper motors, non-linear control of hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, PLCs, SCADA systems, industrial Fieldbus, micro-processor control.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 13 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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