Continuing Education

SMEC120 - Siemens Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives

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Course Overview

Delve into the basics of mechanical components and electrical drives in a complex mechatronic system. Describe the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components, as well as electrical drives (AC and DC), and the roles they play within the system. Describe the mechanical components which lead and support the energy through a mechanical system to increase efficiency and to reduce wear and tear. Examine the different materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties. Implement technical documentation such as data sheets, specifications of mechanical elements, and electrical drives. Apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and (where possible) to correct malfunctions. Explain preventive maintenance of mechanical elements and electrical drives as well as safety issues within the system. With the skills gained in this course you will be able to explain the inner workings of the mechanical components of a mechatronics system.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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