Jul 21, 2024  

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ET 162 - Industrial Robotics I

Credits: 3
Studies modern industrial robotic systems. Introduces the operation, use and safety of industrial robots. Includes feedback mechanisms, actuators, sensors, power supplies, micro-controllers, P.C. computer control and programming. Emphasizes a hands-on approach to system analysis, critical thinking, solution to open-ended problems, computer usage, and teamwork. Credit may be earned in ET 162 or SKET 162  but not both.

Prerequisite(s): ET 120  or EET 235  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate Robot basics.
    1. Understand and follow safety guidelines and demonstrate use of emergency-stops and servo lockouts.
    2. Properly power up robot controller and demonstrate fault recovery procedures.
    3. Place robot in following operating modes: automatic, low speed, and 100 percent manual mode.
  2. Identify system components.
    1. Identify manipulator motors, resolvers, calibration marks, counterbalance devices, hard stops, brake release buttons, and end of arm tooling.
    2. Identify a robot controller's computer and I/O modules, servo amps, motor relays, power supply.
    3. Demonstrate proper teach pendant’s enabling device, motion device, e-stop and teach pendant buttons.
    4. Demonstrate proper control panel emergency stop button, motors on/off indicators, key switch, fault reset button, and floppy drive.
    5. Use the calibration program to verify robot synchronization.
  3. Oerate the teach pendant functions.
    1. Use the teach pendant to safely manipulate the robot in a work cell.
    2. Energize and de-energize the robot motors.
    3. Locate and indentify different teach pendant keys and their functions.
    4. Locate the origin for motors for jogging each type of coordinate system.
    5. Select various tool center points.
    6. Select between joint, base and tool coordinate systems.
    7. Access program instruction and test cycle menus.
    8. Select and test cycle programs to demonstrate program flow and the use of subroutines.
    9. Cycle the robot to taught positions.
    10. Cycle the robot through selected routines.
    11. Manipulate the program pointer and cursor.
    12. Interpret and respond to error codes.
    13. Identify the function of each component with a motion command.
    14. Identify the function of the most commonly used program instructions.
    15. Access input and output screens.
    16. Set and reset outputs to operate end-of arm-tooling.
    17. Recover from faults and prepare robot to run in automatic mode.
  4. Perform programming functions
    1. Edit position date including motion types, position name, velocity, and accuracy.
    2. Edit and touch up existing programs and positions.
    3. Cut, edit, mark, paste, and delete lines of the program.
    4. Create, declare, and edit of routines of data types such as registers and robtargets.
    5. Alter if-then statements using optional argument key.
    6. Program subroutines for proper program flow.
    7. Program basic motion commands.
    8. Program the robot using proper motion techniques.
  5. Demonstrate proper file utilities
    1. Upload programs from disk to the robot.
    2. Save programs from the robot to the floppy drive.

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