Manufacturing Automation 1 (Pneumatics)


This module introduces pneumatic and electro-pneumatic technologies used to control machines. The student will study valves, actuators and all aspects of air production, conditioning and distribution. Electro-pneumatic circuits will be designed, simulated and built, including multi-actuator sequences. The student will specify and size components based on system requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the working principles of electro-pnuematic components.

  2. Describe the components of pnuematic and hydraulics actuation.

  3. Simulate, build and test basic and multi-actuator pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits.

  4. Specify, size and select suitable pneumatic components for industrial applications

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