Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Laboratories

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Laboratories

Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering
Laboratories

Automated Manufacturing Laboratory

Automated Manufacturing Laboratory

Automated Manufacturing Laboratory

SET 369

Provides direct experience with computer numerical control (CNC) machines, robotics, and the integration of robotic concepts to automated manufacturing. This includes a 3-axis HAAS mini mill, HAAS mini-CNC lathe and an Emco 155 vertical mill. Part design and programs for operation of the CNC systems are prepared and executed. This lab is also equipped with a 3-axis coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for parts inspection and reverse engineering.

3DP Workbench 3D Printer

3DP Workbench 3D Printer

CNC Lathe

CNC Lathe

Haas VMC Mill

Haas VMC Mill

Bench Top CMM

Bench Top CMM

Desktop Stereolithography 3D Printer

Desktop Stereolithography 3D Printer

3D Printer

3D Printer

Computer-Aided, Mechanism, and Mechanical Design Laboratory

Computer-Aided, Mechanism, and Mechanical Design Laboratory

Computer-Aided, Mechanism, and Mechanical Design Laboratory

SET 390

A true design environment that is supported by the latest software for drafting, solid modeling, product design, mechanism and system design, calculations, presentations, and analysis. Labs consist of either “stand alone” desktop computers or student laptops. The laboratory is also equipped as a standard industrial research and development laboratory in the area of mechanical systems dynamics. This facility enables students to analyze rotational equipment, industrial power transmission devices, and various mechanical linkage designs. Using a “learn-by-doing” approach, students are able to apply the theoretical concepts conveyed during lecture to complete rigorous laboratory assignments.

Data Acquisition Laboratory

Data Acquisition Laboratory

Data Acquisition Laboratory

SET 449B

Here students are introduced to general characteristics of electromechanical sensors and transducers, electrical measurement systems, electronic signal conditioning, data acquisition systems, and response characteristics of instruments. Industrial equipment, such as a punch press, drill press, and metal lathe are equipped with sensors that are configured to measure physical quantities such as force, strain, displacement, velocity and acceleration. Computers in the laboratory running LabVIEW software perform data acquisition, calculation and report generation with a graphical user interface. Utilizing renewable energy sources requires environmental monitoring. Laboratory activities could include using transducers to measure wind speed and direction, solar radiation, and temperature along with voltage, current and power measurement.

Punch Press

Punch Press

Lathe

Lathe

Drill Press

Drill Press

Electronic Fabrication Laboratory

Electronic Fabrication Laboratory

Electronic Fabrication Laboratory

SET 462A

This is a freshman "skills" laboratory covering a wide range of basic electronic fabrication techniques. It introduces the student to layout and design software tools for sheet metal chassis and printed circuit boards (PCBs) designs, electronic component identification, the proper use of soldering/de-soldering tools, wire-wrapping, schematic layout, and PCB design and fabrication techniques, as well as familiarization with a wide range of hand and power tools and proper safety practices. The laboratory is equipped with a kick-shear, punch press, bending brake, drill presses, Pace solder stations, and CNC rapid prototype machine. The laboratory contains a safety chemical vapor hood used for chemical etching of PCBs. The soldering workstations also feature individual ventilation fans. Once students learn the foundational techniques, students are allowed to use the fabrication resources for later class projects.

Quick Circuit PCB Mill

Quick Circuit PCB Mill

Fume Hood

Fume Hood

Shearing Machine

Shearing Machine

Drill Press

Drill Press

Soldering, De-soldering, and Rework System

Soldering, De-soldering, and Rework System

Miniman-75

Miniman-75

Punch Press

Punch Press

Pan Brake

Pan Brake

Electronics Laboratory

Advanced Electronics Laboratory

Advanced Electronics Laboratory

SET 456

Each workstation in this laboratory has a computer that controls automated test equipment stations with a waveform generator, digitizing oscilloscope, multi-meter, and power supplies. Students can capture the oscilloscope display, run automatic frequency response, or measure device characteristics and insert these results into their laboratory reports. The workstations have programs for data analysis and circuit simulation such as Excel, MATLAB, LabVIEW, Multisim and Ultiboard. Internet connections allow quick reference to manufacturer’s data sheets. In addition to the general-purpose and automated test equipment, the laboratory also contains radio frequency (RF) test equipment such as a spectrum analyzer and data communications test equipment to investigate modulation and transmission. 

Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Hewlett Packard 3478A Multimeter

Hewlett Packard 3478A Multimeter

Triple Outlet Power Supply

Triple Outlet Power Supply

Agilent Ascilloscope

Agilent Ascilloscope

Clarostat 240C Decade Power Resistor Box, 0 to 999,999 Ohms in 6 Decades

Clarostat 240C Decade Power Resistor Box, 0 to 999,999 Ohms in 6 Decades

Electrical Machines Laboratory

Electrical Machines Laboratory

Electrical Machines Laboratory

SET 454

Electrical machines convert electrical energy into mechanical energy or vice versa. A fundamental distinction can be drawn between DC, AC, and three-phase machines. The machines used for training in electrical engineering are designed so that nearly all of the circuitry and drives found in industry, commerce, and at home can be conveyed in a didactic fashion in hands-on training. Using the servo drive and braking system, it is possible to easily determine all of the relevant data for electrical machines. Electrical Machines modules include DC machines, shunt-wound, series-wound and compound-wound machines 300W (EEM 2-3), AC machines 300W, universal motor 300W, single-phase induction motor with operating and auxiliary capacitor 300W and split-pole motor 300W (EEM 3-3), asynchronous machines 300W and three-phase induction motor with squirrel cage and distinct pull-out torque 300W (EEM 4-3), and synchronous machines and mains synchronization 300W, synchronous machines 300W and mains (grid power) synchronization 300W (EEM 5-3).

Asynchronous Machines 300W

Asynchronous Machines 300W

Arbitrary Function Generator

Synchronous Machines and Mains Synchronization 300W

Embedded Controller Laboratory

Embedded Controller Laboratory

Embedded Controller Laboratory

SET 449A

This laboratory provides an integrated engineering systems approach toward understanding automation principles with emphasis on embedded microcontrollers. Exposure to electrical, mechanical, and process control areas is integrated into this laboratory allowing for evaluation of embedded controller applications using motion control and peripheral devices such as dc and stepper motors, pushbuttons, switches, seven segment and liquid crystal displays (LCD), matrix keypads, analog to digital converters, speakers and radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) interface links.

Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory

Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory

Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory

SET 246

Provides hands-on experience in the areas of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. Classroom theory is reinforced through the application to HVAC systems, wind turbines, solar-thermal, fuel cells, batteries, and other thermal-fluids process equipment. The characteristics of the laboratory systems are investigated, tested, and evaluated for component and overall efficiencies. Students gain experience in the operation of data acquisition, process control, temperature, pressure, fluid flow control, combustion, and system-level test equipment.

DC Power Supply 1610

DC Power Supply 1610

Valvemet 7000 Controller

Valvemet 7000 Controller

Programmable DC Electronic Load

Programmable DC Electronic Load

Environmental Test Chamber, -40 to 177°

Environmental Test Chamber, -40 to 177°

Electronic Load Mainframes

Electronic Load Mainframes

DC Power Supply

DC Power Supply

Temperature Controller R/S

Temperature Controller R/S

Gas-Fired Fan Assisted Hot Water Boilers

Gas-Fired Fan Assisted Hot Water Boilers

Techne TC-8D Temperature Controller

Techne TC-8D Temperature Controller

PEM Fuel Test Station

PEM Fuel Test Station

Makergear M2 3D Printer

Makergear M2 3D Printer

Precision Balance ME303E/A04

Precision Balance ME303E/A04

Gas-fired Hot Water Boilers

Gas-fired Hot Water Boilers

Fisher Hamilton Bench-top Safeaire II 6' Lab Fume Hood

Fisher Hamilton Bench-top Safeaire II 6' Lab Fume Hood

Compact Stainless Steel Vacuum Glove Box with Vacuum Flange & Gauge - VGB-1

Compact Stainless Steel Vacuum Glove Box (22"X17"X16") with Vacuum Flange & Gauge - VGB-1

Heat Pump

Heat Pump

Fluid Power and Controls Laboratory

Fluid Power and Controls Laboratory

Fluid Power and Controls Laboratory

SET 252

The Fluid Power lab is used for both lower- and upper-division fluid power courses. Lab facilities include fully functional pneumatic and hydraulic system components. Students design and fabricate working fluid power circuits to reinforce topics covered in the classroom setting. Upper-division students use the hydraulic laboratory facilities to prepare for an optional industry certification offered at the end of the semester.

The Control Systems Laboratory provides experience with logic control systems as they apply to motors, pneumatics, hydraulics, and processes utilizing switches, control relays, programmable logic controllers, and microcontrollers. Students learn the logical sequence of programming, optimizing, and troubleshooting different applications by designing, fabricating, and testing systems.

PMTM - Parker Motion Training Module

PMTM - Parker Motion Training Module

Ladder Logic/PLC Training Modules

Ladder Logic/PLC Training Modules

Ladder Logic/PLC Training Modules

Ladder Logic/PLC Training Modules

Waste Plastic Fueled Burner by GR Technologies

Waste Plastic Fueled Burner by GR Technologies

Plastofuel - Pump

Plastofuel - Pump

Plastofuel - Extruder

Plastofuel - Extruder

Pneumatic Lab Trainers

Pneumatic Lab Trainers

Industrial Controls Laboratory

Industrial Controls Laboratory

Industrial Controls Laboratory

SET 456

This laboratory contains professional trainer modules that simulate a power system. Each module contains hardware and software installed on its own computer for a full power analysis. A stand-alone power network is a type of power supply network that is closed and has no active lines coupling it to other parts of the electrical power supply grid. A stand-alone network is markedly smaller than a combined electricity grid and does not usually incorporate high-voltage power lines. For this type of network, there are two distinct modes of operation: stand-alone mode and isolated parallel or generator-to-generator operation. This type of supply network is frequently used for the industrial power supplies of large businesses. When this stand-alone network is connected to a smart grid, it is referred to as a microgrid. This type of grid has three different operating modes: on-grid, off-grid and dual mode. Microgrids will be playing a huge role in the smart grids of tomorrow. The Micro Grid modules include Micro Grid Stand Alone Operation (EMG 1) and Micro Grid Isolated Parallel Operation (EMG 2). Energy Management modules include Complex Loads, Power Consumption Measurement and Peak Overloading (EUC 1). This trainer contain three-phase consumers with star and delta connections (R, L, C, RL, RC and RLC loads) and measure with active and reactive energy meters for symmetric and asymmetric RL loads in the event of a phase failure or over-compensation (RC load).

5½ Digit Mulimeter

5½ Digit Mulimeter

Arbitrary Function Generator

Arbitrary Function Generator

Triple-Channel DC Power Supply

Triple-Channel DC Power Supply

Oscilloscope

Oscilloscope

Machine Tool/Manufacturing Laboratory

Machine Tool/Manufacturing Laboratory

Machine Tool/Manufacturing Laboratory

SET 380

Equipped with 20 manual tool room style engine lathes, vertical and universal milling machines, drill presses, and radial drill presses. Traditional machining operations are introduced and reinforced in this laboratory with the goal of giving the students “hands-on” exposure to various methods and techniques applied to production so as to give a better understanding of the related design concepts.

Materials Testing Laboratory

Materials Testing Laboratory

Materials Testing Laboratory

SET 384

Includes a 160,000-pound universal testing machine and other test equipment to examine impact, torsion, hardness, and fatigue. Metallographic preparation and computer-aided image processing are used to examine material structure. Heat treating furnaces are also used to investigate the effects of thermal processing.

Lo-Torque Bench Model Torsion T.M. Model 602 Remote Display & Control System

Lo-Torque Bench Model Torsion T.M. Model 602 Remote Display & Control System

Torsion Test Machine

Torsion Test Machine

Air-O-Brinell Model AOB-2 Pneumatic Brinell Hardness Tester

Air-O-Brinell Model AOB-2 Pneumatic Brinell Hardness Tester

Wilson Rockwell 3JR Hardness Tester

Wilson Rockwell 3JR Hardness Tester

Indentron Hardness Tester

Indentron Hardness Tester

Pendulum Impact Tester

Pendulum Impact Tester

Hydraulic Universal Tester

Hydraulic Universal Tester

Suction Blast Cabinet

Suction Blast Cabinet

Johnson Gas Appliance Co. Hi-Speed Furnaces

Johnson Gas Appliance Co. Hi-Speed Furnaces

Heat Treat Furnace

Heat Treat Furnace

Lindburg Hevi-Duty Electric Furnace

Lindburg Hevi-Duty Electric Furnace

Electric Furnace

Electric Furnace

Cut-off Machine

Cut-off Machine

Hot Mounting Press

Hot Mounting Press

Box Furnace

Box Furnace

Furnace

Furnace

Microfabrication and Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility

Microfabrication and Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility

Microfabrication and Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility

SET 462B

This classroom includes a clean room for advanced miniature device and circuit development. The facility provides state-of-the-art instruments for designing, fabricating, characterizing, and testing of complex micro-scale structures and devices in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and Microelectronics. The recent upgrade allows fabrication of very small MEMS devices such as sensors, actuators and microfluidic systems, and more advanced microelectronic components such as integrated circuits (ICs), transistors, capacitors, inductors, resistors, and diodes.

Microelectronics Laboratory

SET 462B

This laboratory gives the student a realistic experience in semiconductor manufacturing processes. In industry, the nature of the integrated circuit (IC) fabrication process is highly complex and absolutely intolerant of mistakes. Complex ICs have a multitude of transistors, capacitors, and resistors. Fabrication of these devices is rather simple in theory - deposit, pattern, etch, and repeat. However, the actual fabrication process is unbelievably detailed at every step. For very complex ICs, there can be 500 or more individual process steps! The slightest mistake at any of these steps can render the entire device useless. Through a recent grant opportunity, this laboratory was equipped with Modu-Lab semiconductor device manufacturing equipment and a clean-room facility. Oxidation/diffusion, photolithography (spin/bake/expose/develop), etch, and vapor deposition stations allow the student the opportunity to design, build, and test their own simple solid-state devices, while gaining experience in clean room operations.

Diffusion Furnace Module

Diffusion Furnace Module

Protector<sup>®</sup> Storage Cabinets - Standard, Acid, Solvent and Vacuum Pump

Protector® Storage Cabinets - Standard, Acid, Solvent and Vacuum Pump

200IR Front and Backside Mask Aligner

200IR Front and Backside Mask Aligner

Modu-Lab PVD Module

Modu-Lab PVD Module

Denton DV-502A High Vacuum Evaporator

Denton DV-502A High Vacuum Evaporator

Modu-Lab Wet Tech Module

Modu-Lab Wet Tech Module

Networking Laboratories

Networking Laboratories 

Networking Laboratories

SET 440 and SET 446

Two fully equipped networking laboratories are used to give students hands-on experience so critical to the competitive computer and information technology job market. The college has an academic license for VMWare software products so students, using the latest version of VMWare Workstation, can run multiple guest operating system virtual machines on our powerful lab computers creating complex layered virtual networks that can be directly connected to any of our lab network equipment. The labs are equipped with a blade server with 48 gigabytes of RAM and 12 terabyte storage array upon which VMWare enterprise software is used to create a private cloud infrastructure where students can create and access virtual appliances. The college has an academic license for all Microsoft software, which allows students to acquire experience using the latest enterprise network operating systems.

Power Electronics Laboratory

Power Electronics Laboratory

Power Electronics Laboratory

SET 454

Power electronics is the technology of switching and converting high levels of electrical power. Today, this is done using semiconductor components like diodes, thyristors and IGBTs. The main area of application for power electronics is drive technology. The modular training system accompanies you on your journey from static converter technology to closed-loop control drives and offers you the possibility of dealing in detail with the topics most relevant to you. The modular system with training panels and the systematic software support allows for continuous upgrading, supplements or technology-prompted extensions. Power electronics modules include line commutated converter circuits 300W (EPE 30-3), self-commutated converter circuits 300W (EPE 40-3), converter drives with DC motors 300W (EPE 31-3) and converter drives with DC motor 300W (EPE 43-3).

DC Machines 300W

DC Machines 300W

AC Machines 300W

AC Machines 300W

Power System Laboratory

Power System Laboratory

Power System Laboratory

SET 456

This laboratory contains professional trainer modules that simulate a power system. Each module contains hardware and software installed on its own computer for a full power analysis. A stand-alone power network is a type of power supply network that is closed and has no active lines coupling it to other parts of the electrical power supply grid. A stand-alone network is markedly smaller than a combined electricity grid and does not usually incorporate high-voltage power lines. For this type of network, there are two distinct modes of operation: stand-alone mode and isolated parallel or generator-to-generator operation. This type of supply network is frequently used for the industrial power supplies of large businesses. When this stand-alone network is connected to a smart grid, it is referred to as a microgrid. This type of grid has three different operating modes: on-grid, off-grid and dual mode. Microgrids will be playing a huge role in the smart grids of tomorrow. The Micro Grid modules include Micro Grid Stand Alone Operation (EMG 1) and Micro Grid Isolated Parallel Operation (EMG 2). Energy Management modules include Complex Loads, Power Consumption Measurement and Peak Overloading (EUC 1). This trainer contain three-phase consumers with star and delta connections (R, L, C, RL, RC and RLC loads) and measure with active and reactive energy meters for symmetric and asymmetric RL loads in the event of a phase failure or over-compensation (RC load).

Micro Grid - Stand-Alone Operation

Micro Grid - Stand-Alone Operation

Micro Grid - Isolated Parallel Operation

Micro Grid - Isolated Parallel Operation

Power Consumption Measurement and Peak Laod Monitoring

Power Consumption Measurement and Peak Laod Monitoring

Renewable Energy Laboratory

Renewable Energy Laboratory

Renewable Energy Laboratory

SET 456

Professional Photovoltaics system allows the passage of the sun to be simulated realistically. This makes it possible to conduct experiments in the lab in practical fashion without any need for the sun itself. The design of photovoltaic systems operating in parallel with the electric power grid is realistic. In order to stabilize the electricity grid, the techniques of derating the power inverter and controllable local transformers are used. Knowledge and practical skills along with computer-based assessment of measured data are made possible by the professional photovoltaics multimedia course along with SCADA Power Lab software. The module includes solar module with solar altitude emulator, the Solar Altitude Emulator and Load Unit 1kOhm, 500W (EPH 3).

Wind Energy Trainer

Wind Energy Trainer

Student Project Laboratory

Student Project Laboratory

Student Project Laboratory

SET 460

Space in this laboratory provides support for course projects and particularly the senior capstone design experience. This facility provides secure storage for projects and the necessary tools and support equipment. The laboratory houses a model house room layout for testing of competitive autonomous robots. The active campus Robotics Club makes use of the room for building, maintaining, and evaluating student-built robots.

Universal Counter

Universal Counter

3D Printer

3D Printer

Occilloscope: 200MHz, 2 Analog Channels

Occilloscope: 200MHz, 2 Analog Channels

Current Probe Amplifier

Current Probe Amplifier

Thermofluid Mechanics Laboratory

Thermofluid Mechanics Laboratory

Thermofluid Mechanics Laboratory

SET 245

Equipped with systems which provide experience with the principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Fluid flows through venture tubes, orifices, nozzles, pipes, ducts, and open channels together with system components such as pumps, fans, and piping systems are used to provide a broad range of experimentation to support basic principles.

Residential Heat Pump Trainer

Residential Heat Pump Trainer

Basic Refrigeration Trainer

Basic Refrigeration Trainer

Alnor EBT Balometer Capture Hood – Multipurpose Electronic Air Balancing Instrument For Reading Air Volume Flow at Diffusers and Grilles

Alnor EBT Balometer Capture Hood – Multipurpose Electronic Air Balancing Instrument For Reading Air Volume Flow at Diffusers and Grilles

Hydraulic Bench

Hydraulic Bench

A Bench-Top Venturi Tube

A Bench-Top Venturi Tube

A Cylindrical Tank for Investigating The Force Generated By A Jet Striking Plates

A Cylindrical Tank for Investigating The Force Generated By A Jet Striking Plates

Wind Tunnel

Wind Tunnel

Heating and Cooling Products RQ Series Rooftop Units

Heating and Cooling Products RQ Series Rooftop Units

Geothermal Demonstration

Geothermal Demonstration

BCHB0361A Blower Coil Air Handler

BCHB0361A Blower Coil Air Handler

Thermodynamics Laboratory

Thermodynamics Laboratory

Thermodynamics Laboratory

SET 344

Provides students hands-on experience with diesel and multi-fuel spark ignition engines.  Real-time equipment performance data is used for simulation, modeling, and economic analysis. Areas of the energy systems laboratory are also allocated for senior projects and the SAE Baja student club.

Solar Panel

Solar Panel

Electrical Generation System

Electrical Generation System

Single Solar Collector

Single Solar Collector

Single Cyl Egnine Dynamometer

Single Cyl Egnine Dynamometer

Single Fuel Engine Data System

Single Fuel Engine Data System