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Industrial Robotics I

SKET 162

Industrial Robotics I

SKET 162

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: SKET 107 and SKMT 101.

Studies modern industrial robotic systems. Introduces the operation, use and safety of industrial robots. Discusses 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 SKET 162 or ET 162 but not both. (15-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate robot basics.

Objectives:

  • 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 modes.

Describe system components.

Objectives:

  • Identify manipulator motors, resolvers, calibration marks, counterbalance devices, hard stops, brake release buttons, and end-of-arm tooling.
  • Identify robot controller computer and I/O modules, servo amps, motor relays, and power supply.
  • Demonstrate proper teach pendant 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.

Objectives:

  • Use the teach pendant to safely manipulate the robot in a work cell.
  • Energize and de-energize the robot motors.
  • Locate and identify 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 within 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.

Objectives:

  • Edit position date including motion types, position name, velocity, and accuracy.
  • Edit and touchup existing programs and positions.
  • Cut, edit, mark, paste, and delete lines of the program.
  • Create, declare, and edit 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.

Objectives:

  • Upload programs from disk to the robot.
  • Save programs from the robot to the floppy drive.