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COURSE NUMBER: ELEC168
COURSE TITLE:Mechatronics II (Industrial Electricity)
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:75
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:180
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A study of three phase AC voltage as applied to power sources, distribution, and usage. Motors, generators, transformers, and other heavy power units stressed. Wiring of industrial 3-phase motor control circuits is emphasized.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the hazards associated with automated machines and determine appropriate safety methods for working around elctrical control systems.
  • Analyze facts pertaining to generation of electricity (both DC and AC).
  • Describe the two basic types of control (1 ϕ and 3 ϕ controls).
  • Become familiar with different types of motor starting.
  • Identify and describe various components used in motor control circuits.
  • Analyze motor control circuits.
  • Use various control circuit diagrams, and be able to wire a motor circuit to perform the control function.
  • Analyze an operating control circuit, determine if it is operating correctly and if not isolate and correct the malfunction component.
  • Become familiar with the general maintenance procedures associated with control equipment and be able to identify these procedures.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. 3-Phase electricity in the industrial environment
  2. Electric motor starters, sensing switches, and solenoids
  3. Electric motors
  4. Wiring motor control circuits
  5. Trouble shooting and diagnostic procedures

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Classes may vary on special materials. Check with your instructor.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of the tests, final examination, quizzes, lab assignments, homework assignment and class attendance.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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