Course Number & Name:  MET 211 Machines and Controls

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:   5.0         Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  3.0               Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in PHY 101 and ELC 115
Co-requisites:   Grade of “C” or better in MET 215
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description:  Students learn about DC and AC motors and generators and the transmission mechanisms used to drive mechanical power. The course covers transducers for position and velocity.  Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Systems are introduced.  The laboratory  work involves  the  use  of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM)  workcell  equipment, which includes  computer  numerical control  (CNC) machinery,  robotics control systems, and vision control systems.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe elements of process control;
  2. describe the design and operation of mechanical parameter sensors;
  3. describe elements of the various types of machines, motors, generators, and transmissions;
  4. describe and apply the concept of automatic controls and programmable controllers; and
  5. explain and design valves, which are needed for the operation of machines


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