רובוטיקה וCIM

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Robotics Laboratory
The CIM lab, located in D106, supports a wide range of instructional, and technology transfer activities.
The Hi-Tech industry depends heavily on the ability of engineering universities and colleges to provide their students with modern and updated equipment to accompany their theoretical studies.
Mr. Yifrach Yitzchak supervises the lab on behalf of the mechanical engineering department.  Email: Yifrach@braude.ac.il
Mr. Plaxin Boris, the Laboratory Engineer coordinates day-to-day operations and equipment maintenance. Email: Borisp@braude.ac.il

Objectives
1. The laboratory provides a high quality laboratory experience for undergraduate students enrolled in courses that cover manufacturing automation, Robotics, advanced material processing, or computer assisted and computer controlled manufacturing.
2. This laboratory provides hands-on experience with robotics, material handling and flexible manufacturing systems.
3. The CIM lab supports teaching and research activities in the design, analysis, and implementation of advanced manufacturing systems.
4. The laboratory assists and supports College of Engineering (COE) faculty and student research, and technical services.
5. The laboratory provides educational services to other School and organizations in the Ort Braude College
6. The CIM and Robotics laboratory presents the students the most advanced methods in various production processes.
7. The CIM gives students hands-on experience with real-world applications and industrial disciplines within a safe learning environment.
8. CIM system offers sophisticated solutions for educating and training students in the principles and technologies of computer integrated manufacturing


Policies: General, Safety
General

• No food or beverages are allowed in the laboratory area.
• Opening hours of the laboratory are published in the syllabus.
• Generally, the laboratory will not be available during other times. Permission to be in the lab during off-hours is required.
• If you need additional time to complete the work, you must make the arrangements with the lab technician. However, please be advised that the lab is only open when a supervisor is in the lab.
• Any arrangement you will make with the lab technician for use of the lab should be restricted to hours of 8:00am-4:00pm and only if the lab is not used by another class.

Safety
• Most of the equipment in the lab is pre-configured in fixed stations. Under no circumstances you should try to move, troubleshoot, or open any equipment for any reason unless there is strong evidence that lack of your action may cause harm to a person or equipment.
• Eye protection is required for operation of all hand tools and powered, automated equipment, including CNC mills and lathe, and similar operations in the Lab.
• Long hair or loose clothing must be constrained to prevent getting caught in moving equipment.
• Watches, rings and other jewelry should be removed while operating all powered, automated equipment.
• Exercise caution with the FMS, the milling and turning equipment, and powered hand tools.
• Never attempt to operate any equipment without authorization and proper instruction. If you are uncertain about how a machine operates, ask the CIM lab Coordinator for help.
• Robots are very sensitive devices, so please exercise a responsible attitude in safeguarding equipment and components, and play a role in keeping the lab clean.
• Try to insure that your work area is cleaner when you leave than when you begin.
• Do not leave equipment running unattended.
. Please be advised that you may not save your work on the hard drive. Teams need to have their own memory device (such as a disk-on-key) and preferably only use them for this lab during the semester.

Policies: Activities at the Lab, Working in the Lab, Laboratory exercises
Activities at the Lab

Each experiment in this lab is to be completed within the weekly three hour lab class period and the formal laboratory report is generally due the following week. Experiments will normally be conducted in groups of three students. On the due date of the project, the team must give an oral presentation and demonstrate their project assignment to the instructor. The written report should be submitted via electronic mail within two weeks from the demonstration.

Working in the Lab
Usually the lab period will consist of a short lecture and demonstration by your instructor, followed by the laboratory exercise. It is expected that you have studied the lab materials before attending the lab, be present during the lab time and finish the work in the designated class period. You may leave when your work is done. Due to the nature of equipment, you need to do your work during the lab period.

Laboratory exercises:
Following is a list of the topics covered by the laboratory assignments:
1. Introduction to CIM and ACL
2. Robotics: Introduction to on-line programming.
3. Robotics: Motion control
4. Robotics: Pick & Place
5. Robotics: Interface with external equipment.
6. Integration with a robot and sensors.
7. Vision.
8. Solid modular design: SolidWorks.
9. Man-Machine Interface (MMI): WizCon
10. Computer Numerical Control (CNC): Mastercam.
11. CIM Simulation: OpenCIM.


Activities at the Lab - EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION
Layout of CIM Lab

 

CIM – The Building Blocks
 
Introduction to CIM
The CIM lab presents to the students the main theoretical concepts of CIM including: flow of information during the manufacturing process, computer-aided design and manufacturing tools, material handling, automation, robotics, sensors, communication and supervisory control. The theoretical explanations are followed by detailed demonstrations of the lab equipment (hardware and software).
 
Activities at the Lab - EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION
Robotics

SCORA-ER 14
            

ER-V plus
        
The CIM lab covers the design and control of industrial robotics applications. Topics include: the theoretical principles of control and its relation with robot control language, various components of a robotic system, positions definition in space and introduction to kinematics, the use of inputs/outputs and conditional statements in robotics control, and writing simple robotics application by using on-line and off-line programming schemes. Examples for industrial application are: pick-and-place, material handling.

Activities at the Lab - EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION
ASRS – Storage/Retrieval


• ASRS that sense the raw materials and receive the finish products.
• The ASRS takes the raw materials, stamped with barcode reader to verify the materials specified in the production plan, and sends it to the next station.
• The ASRS consists of:
o Automated Storage and Retrieval
o Barcode – Automatic Identification
o Robot – X,Y,Z
o Inventory Control
 

Activities at the Lab - EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION
Conveyors

 
 
Activities at the Lab - EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION
Computer Aided Design (CAD)


The Computer Aided Design lab covers theoretical and practical concepts of CAD including:


• Part modeling
• Assembly modeling
• Simulation model and FEM


Various mechanical artifacts are designed with CAD software such as SolidWorks
 

Human Machine Interface (HMI)
The Human Machine Interface lab covers the main principles of HMI. Included are designing and applying a Graphic User Interface (GUI) to various industrial applications that were programmed in the PLC lab. The GUI includes computer screens, functional buttons, and presentation of monitored information in real time.


Activities at the Lab - EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION
Vision System Laboratory

 
The Vision System lab introduces theoretical concepts of vision machines, e.g., binarization, thresholding, recognition algorithms etc and the basic concepts, capabilities and applications of industrial vision systems. Obtained is a practical experience in designing and controlling a vision system. Covered in the lab is the definition of the vision system components, an understanding of the relationship between the vision system and its environment (light condition, part type, production flaws etc.), and programming a simple vision application, which involves the creation of a parts' database followed by an automatic on-line identification process.
Matrox Inspector is the image processing software for the View Flex machine vision package used at CIM lab.  You will be using this software in the Vision labs.
Manufacturing (CAM)
 
There is hands-on experience by creating a machining process and a NC code using the proper software packages (Mastercam). Included how a part surface is generated geometrically by various machine processes. In addition, the basic principles of milling and turning processes and the operation instruction for the CNC machines are provided.

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