Industrial Robotics IET 162
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ET 120 or EET 235; 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. (15-30)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate Robot basics.
- Understand and follow safety guidelines and demonstrate use of emergency-stops and servo lockouts.
- Properly power up robot controller and demonstrate fault recovery procedures.
- Place robot in following operating modes: automatic, low speed, and 100 percent manual mode.
Identify system components.
- Identify manipulator motors, resolvers, calibration marks, counterbalance devices, hard stops, brake release buttons, and end of arm tooling.
- Identify a robot controller's computer and I/O modules, servo amps, motor relays, power supply.
- Demonstrate proper teach pendant's enabling device, motion device, e-stop and teach pendant buttons.
- Demonstrate proper control panel emergency stop button, motors on/off indicators, key switch, fault reset button, and floppy drive.
- Use the calibration program to verify robot synchronization.
Operate the teach pendant functions.
- Use the teach pendant to safely manipulate the robot in a work cell.
- Energize and de-energize the robot motors.
- Locate and indentify different teach pendant keys and their functions.
- Locate the origin for motors for jogging each type of coordinate system.
- Select various tool center points.
- Select between joint, base and tool coordinate systems.
- Access program instruction and test cycle menus.
- Select and test cycle programs to demonstrate program flow and the use of subroutines.
- Cycle the robot to taught positions.
- Cycle the robot through selected routines.
- Manipulate the program pointer and cursor.
- Interpret and respond to error codes.
- Identify the function of each component with a motion command.
- Identify the function of the most commonly used program instructions.
- Access input and output screens.
- Set and reset outputs to operate end-of arm-tooling.
- Recover from faults and prepare robot to run in automatic mode.
Perform programming functions
- Edit position date including motion types, position name, velocity, and accuracy.
- Edit and touch up existing programs and positions.
- Cut, edit, mark, paste, and delete lines of the program.
- Create, declare, and edit of routines of data types such as registers and robtargets.
- Alter if-then statements using optional argument key.
- Program subroutines for proper program flow.
- Program basic motion commands.
- Program the robot using proper motion techniques.
Demonstrate proper file utilities
- Upload programs from disk to the robot.
- Save programs from the robot to the floppy drive.