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SEMESTER SUBJECT L T P C

SENSORS APPLICATIONS IN
4 0 0 3
MANUFACTURING

Aim The aim of the subject is to expose the students to different types of Sensors used
manufacturing Industries.
Scope 1. To familiarize Basics of sensors in manufacturing
2. To familiarize Different types of sensors in manufacturing.
3. To study various Sensors used in CNC machine tools
4. To understand the Concepts of condition monitoring and identification
Outcom The students would be able to understand the different types of Sensors used
e manufacturing Industries.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO SENSORS (9 hours)


Introduction- Role of sensors in manufacturing automation operation principles of different
sensors - electrical, optical, acoustic, pneumatic, magnetic, photo -electric, electro-optical, vision,
proximity.

UNIT II - SENSORS IN MANUFACTURING (9 hours)


Sensors in Manufacturing- Industrial sensors - Temperature sensors- Semiconductor absorption
sensors, Non-contact sensors, Pyrometers, Pressure sensors-piezoelectric circuit, strain gauges,
fiber optic pressure sensors, displacement sensors for robotic applications, Manufacturing of
industrial sensors Semiconductors, Fiber optics sensors and their principles and applications.

UNIT III - SENSORS IN MACHINE TOOLS (9 hours)


Sensors in CNC machine tools Linear and Angular position sensors, Velocity sensors,
Principles and applications. Sensors in Robots-Position sensors, encoder and revolvers,
potentiometers, range proximity touch torque sensors, Machine vision, Smart sensors.

UNIT IV - CONDITION MONITORING (9 hours)


Condition monitoring of manufacturing systems- Principles, Sensors for monitoring force,
Vibration and Noise, selection of sensors and monitoring techniques.
Acoustic Emission: Principles of Acoustic emission sensors, Concepts of pattern recognition,
applications of Acoustic emission, on line monitoring of tool wear using Acoustic emission.

UNIT V - IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUES (9 hours)


Automatic identification techniques for shop floor control, optical character and machine vision
sensors, smart / intelligent sensors, integrated sensors, Robot sensors, Micro sensors, Nano
sensors.

REFERENCES
Jacob Fraden Handbook of Modern Sensors physics, designs and applications Springer-Verlag
New York, 2004.
Sabrie Salomon, Sensors and control systems in manufacturing, McGraw Hill Int. Edition,
2010
Julian W. Gardner, Micro sensor MEMS and Smart Devices, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
Randy Frank, Understanding smart sensors, Artech House, USA, 2011.
Julian W. Gardner, Micro sensor principles and applications, John Wiley & sons, 1994.