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ATMN 280 - Automation Maintenance

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Pre- or co-requisite:  ATMN 275 ]

In this course students will learn how to troubleshoot and repair robotic systems. Topics include safety, reading diagrams, troubleshooting, and board and component level repair.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Replace Controller Components.

  1. Identify the main board.
  2. Replace the main board.
  3. Identify the emergency stop board.
  4. Replace the emergency stop board.
  5. Identify the servo amplifier.
  6. Replace the servo amplifier.
  7. Identify the power supply unit.
  8. Replace the power supply unit.
  9. Identify the transformer.
  10. Replace the transformer.

Goal 2:  Investigate Robot Components.

  1. Identify robotic motors.
  2. Identify serial pulse coders.
  3. Replace serial pulse coders.
  4. Replace cables.

Goal 3:  Read Connection Diagrams.

  1. Read system block diagrams.
  2. Read AC power line connection diagrams.
  3. Read DC power line connection diagrams.
  4. Read emergency stop circuit connection diagram.

Goal 4:  Perform mastering on a robot.

  1. Reset alarms.
  2. Perform mastering methods.
  3. Perform calibration.

Goal 5:  Manipulate Inputs and Outputs.

  1. Operate I/O Hardware.
  2. Operate I/O Software.
  3. Configure I/O.
  4. Manually control I/O.

Goal 6:  Perform Troubleshooting.

  1. Troubleshoot power problems.
  2. Troubleshoot teach pendent problems.
  3. Perform alarm based troubleshooting.
  4. Troubleshoot cell interface problems.
  5. Use status screens.

Goal 7:  Repair Robotic Equipment.

  1. Perform preventive maintenance. 
  2. Demonstrate safety procedures before repairing the robot. 
  3. Decide on parts swapping or repairing the problem.
  4. Demonstrate precautions before running the robot. 
  5. Test repairs and functions. 

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