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MECH 4523 - Control System Fundamentals
This course introduces students to the electronic components commonly used to monitor and control mechanical systems. Topics include principles of measurement, instrumentation, data acquisition, and control systems with an emphasis on mechanical engineering technology applications. Students build simulated control systems using switches and both traditional and solid state relays common on modern industrial machines. Safety interlock systems, delay circuits, and motor circuits are designed and wired. Lab projects allow students to experience a variety of design solutions and trouble-shoot electronic control systems.