Automation in Production System


This course helps you gain knowledge about the fundamentals of the automation in manufacturing systems. This course is intended to provide students with a foundation in current manufacturing systems, notably in the areas of designing and building automated systems and sub-systems. The course is designed to teach students at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels the fundamental concepts, tools, techniques, and methods used in the broad area of manufacturing and production automation, in general, and computer-based numerical control, flexible manufacturing systems, and process planning in manufacturing, in particular.

Course Duration : 8 weeks @ 5-10 hours/week

You’ll Gain

Introduction: Definition; Types of automation; Reasons for automating; Automation strategies.

Automated flow lines: types and their selection; Methods of work part transport; Transfer mechanisms; Controlling of automated flow lines.

Analysis of automated flow lines: System aspects of designing and running the line; Average production time and production rate; Line efficiency; Analysis of transfer lines without storage – upper bound and lower bound approach; Partial automation.

Automated assembly systems:  Historical developments of the assembly process; Choice of assembly methods; Design for automated assembly; Transfer systems; Vibratory bowl feeders – its analysis; non-vibratory feeders and their analysis; Analysis and design of part orienting devices, feed tracks and part placing mechanisms.

Orientation of parts in automatic assembly: In-Bowl and Out-of-Bowl Tooling’s; Typical Orienting Systems: Wiper Blade, Pressure Break, slot in the track; Analysis of Part Orienting Systems; Examples of Out-of-Bowl Tooling’s; Feed Tracks: Analysis of Horizontal Delivery Feed Track; “ON-OFF” Sensors; Reliability of Feeding.

Is this
course for you?

Students belonging to disciplines like Industrial Engineering and Management, Production Engineering, Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and allied disciplines can enrol for this course.

Course Pre-requisites

An Open Mind and Willingness to Learn World’s Best Methods for Problem Solving

Course curriculum

M1. Introduction to Manufacturing and Production Systems

M2. Automation in Manufacturing and Production Systems

M3. Product Development Process and Automation

M4. Fundamentals of NC Technology: Part-I

M5. Fundamentals of NC Technology: Part-II

M6. Flexible and Programmable Automation

M7. Cellular Manufacturing Systems

M8. Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Part-I

M9. Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Part-II

M10. Fundamentals of Robotic Systems

M11. Automated CAPP (Part-I)

M12. Automated CAPP (Part-II)

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Facilitator Profile

A visionary leader offering over 23+ years of notable contribution in the entire gamut of delivering executive-level consulting to service & manufacturing organizations. Leadership forte entails achievement of measurable business results in supply chain process effectiveness and efficiency, unparalleled customer satisfaction and superior market performance; leveraging deep expertise, outstanding collaboration resulting in yield of multi-million dollar benefits to the bottom line.