MFG* 170

Introduction to Automated Manufacturing introduces the role that PC computers; PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controller); microprocessors and controllers; sensors; local area networks (LANs); Flexible Manufacturing Cells (FMC); and automated manufacturing systems (AMS), including material handling, storage and retrieval, assembly, and inspection plays in the modern day manufacturing environment.. Topics include Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS); Major components of a FMS; FMS Configurations; Major components in a FMS Computer Control System (CCS); and Introduction to Local Area Networks.