ARET1185 Sensor Applications

This course will introduce the students to the operation of a variety of sensors used in automated manufacturing and robotics. Students will work with a variety of sensors including thru-beam, Retro-Reflective, and Diffuse Reflective sensors. Students will have the opportunity to connect sensors and differentiate between current sinking (NPN) and current sourcing (PNP) sensors. Students will work with simulations, modern trainers, and various real-life sensors to complete the learning objectives.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate current sinking (NPN) and current sourcing (PNP) sensors
Differentiate between Thru-beam, Retro-Reflective, and Diffuse Reflective sensors
Recommend sensor types to operate in a variety of manufacturing environments
Construct sensor assemblies
Prescribe the proper sensor type according to materials being detected
Validate sensor operation according to environment and materials detected
Practice Foreground and Background Suppression techniques

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2