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Cursus: 202000030
Automated Production Systems
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
VoertaalEngels P.K. Chemweno
Examinator P.K. Chemweno
Contactpersoon van de cursus P.K. Chemweno
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At the end of the course, you will be to:
  • Define manufacturing metrics for different automated systems, including material handling, storage, transportation and manufacturing.
  • Recognize state-of-the-art automated systems for material handling, transportation, storage and manufacturing.
  • Understand design principles of different automated systems discussed in the course.
  • Analyze automated systems related to material handling, storage, transportation and manufacturing.
  • Apply knowledge learned during the course to design a real-world automated production system.
This course broadly explores technical and engineering aspects of automated production systems. It covers state-of-the art technologies of production automation, material handling, design of production systems and focuses on how these technologies are used to construct manufacturing systems. At the end of this course, the learner will gain knowledge on how to design automated production systems, focusing on broad topics/technologies including:
  • Manufacturing metrics and economics of automated systems.
  • A brief overview of Industrial Control Systems
  • Materials handling systems, including, automated transportation and storage systems.
  • Automated production lines, including group technology and cellular manufacturing
  • Design of flexible manufacturing cells, group technology and cellular manufacturing and assembly systems.
Additional information:
Automated Production Systems (202000030) and Industrial Robotic Systems (202000032) are offered under the chair of Advanced Manufacturing in the department of Design, Production, and Management. These two courses are design-based, and aim to enable students to design industrial automation for production processes.
These courses are complementary in the sense that they are different but together form a useful and attractive combination of knowledge and skills required for designing industrial automation. In particular, Automated Production Systems course focuses on the automation of production processes as a whole, while Industrial Robotic Systems course dives into certain automation tasks carried out by industrial robot cells within the production processes. For a more successful synergy and better learning experience, Industrial Robotic Systems course is offered immediately after Automated Production Systems in quarter 2A.
Although these courses are complementary and offered in one package, they stand alone and students can opt to select either of the courses, without the need for taking the other. However, for an amazing learning experience and to be more ready for your future career as Mechanical Engineer especially with Robotics specialization, we recommend that you enrol on both of these courses.
Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Participating study
Master Robotics
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Course material
Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing – 4th Edition/ by Mikell P. Groover. Pearson Publishers
Course material
Additional material: select journal and conference publications, video illustrations (from the internet), and extracts from consultancy reports, patents, etc.
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Self study without assistance

Group assignment

Group assignment: Assessment mode - project report & final presentation

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