Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Robotics Laboratory

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Computer Integrated Manufacturing

(CIM)

and Robotics Laboratory

The CIM lab, located in
D
1
06
, 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:

Yif
rach@braude.ac.il

Mr.
Plaxin Boris
, the

Laboratory Engineer coordinates day
-
to
-
day operations and
equipment maintenance.

Email:

Borisp@braude.ac.il


Objectives

1.

Th
e

laboratory

provide
s

a high quality laboratory e
xperience 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, ma
terial 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.

Th
e

laboratory

assist
s

and support
s

College of Engineering

(
COE
)

facult
y and
student research, and technical services.

5.

Th
e

laboratory

provide
s

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 technologi
es of computer integrated manufacturing



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Policies: General,
Safety


General



No food or beverages are allowed in the laboratory area.



Open
ing

hours
of

the laboratory are
published in
the
syllabus
.



Generally, the laboratory will not be available during ot
her times
.

P
ermission
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. U
nder 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 an
d 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 opera
ting 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.


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. 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 l
ab during the semester.


Policies:

Activities at the Lab
,
Working in the Lab
,

Laboratory exerci
ses

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 gene
rally 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 stu
died 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.


Labo
ratory exercises:

Following is a list of the topics covered by
the
laboratory

assignmen
ts
:

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 equipmen
t.

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.




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Activities at the Lab
-

EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION

Layout
of
CIM

Lab



CIM


The Building Blocks


Introduction to CIM

Th
e 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).


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Activities at the Lab
-

EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION

Robotics



SCORA
-
ER 14







ER
-
V plus




Th
e 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
.


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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 take
s

the raw materials
,

stam
ped
with barcode reader to verify the
materials specified
in the production plan
,

and sen
ds 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 th
e Lab
-

EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION

Conveyors



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Activities at the Lab
-

EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT STATION


Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Th
e
Computer Aided Design

lab covers theoretical and practical concepts of CAD

including:



Part modeling



Assembly mo
deling



Simulation model and FEM

Various mechanical artifacts are designed with CAD software such as SolidWorks



Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Th
e
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.



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Activities at the Lab
-

EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES AT

STATION

Vision System Laboratory


Th
e 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, par
t 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

machi
ne 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 sur
face 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
.