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Mechanical Automation

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IKTA0402
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: KT 2014V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2015-2016)
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Rantasalo, Marko
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2015-2016

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
8I-KT-2V2015-10-26 – 2016-05-21Marko RantasaloFinnish2015-08-14 – 2015-10-30
9I-KT-2N2016-01-04 – 2016-05-07Marko RantasaloFinnish2015-12-07 – 2016-01-10

Learning Outcomes

The student will be familiar with the various sectors of automation, such as control techniques, actuators and sensors. The study unit gives basic knowledge for specialised study units in automation. The student will also understand technical texts on automation written in English.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 135 h
- of which scheduled studies: 70 h
- of which autonomous studies: 65 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

IKTA0206 Electrotechnology in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanisms used in mechanical engineering to cause a movement. Digital and analogue signals, number systems and A/D conversion. Sensors, mechanical and semiconductive switches and the most usual steady-state sensors, signals and selection. Hardwired controls and their components, logic conditions, basics of PLCs. Safety in mechanical automation.
The study unit will be held in English since the manuals and technical specifications of equipment is mostly only available in English.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Automaatiojärjestelmien logiikat ja ohjausjärjestelmät WSOY ISBN 978-951-0-32423-3
- Siemens LOGO! user manual
- Other material provided by the teacher

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

-Programming exercises in groups for various aooplication using the equipment available in the laboratory. Instruction with Siemens LOGO! locigs

Assessment Criteria

5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.

Assessment Methods

Exam, participation in exercises and project.
Assessment on scale 1-5. Approved completion of laboratory exercises is required for passing the study unit.