The worldwide technical education curriculum has been a reverse pyramid structure, in contrast to traditional teaching methodology. 100%. 60%. Productivity. WID ID. ID= Engineers with interdisciplinary degrees. WID = Without.
been a reverse pyramid structure, in contrast to
traditional teaching methodology
ID= Engineers with interdisciplinary degrees
WID = Without
Synergistic integration is solitarily logic-based integration.
Combined action and cooperation increases effectiveness and productivity. The productivity of an industry can increase up to 40% by employing engineers with interdisciplinary degrees at the basic level.
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Cellular Manufacturing (CM)
Group Technology (GT)
Performance Measurement and Costing (PMC)
Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)
(Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Holonic Manufacturing Systems (HMS)
Digital Plant Technology (DPT)
Open Manufacturing Standards
(Analog and Digital)
Safety, Intrinsic safety
Testing, Failure analysis
Data storage and
The scope of mechatronics is vast There is no specific
window through which the discipline of mechatronics is visible
in toto. Thus the definition of mechatronics is elusive as is the definition of a computer.
This figure shows an abstract view of the mechatronics discipline. The square like blocks represent the subject areas the discipline includes and the semi-circular projections represent that there
exist interaction among the subjects emphasizing
multidisciplinary scenario. The projections have been shown
and put into place arbitrarily only for illustration but in
practice, all the blocks are synergistically integrated.
Centralized Control Systems
Signal processing interfacings (microelectronics); Clock, A/D, D/A, Ampfr, Filter, Etc.
Sensors Actuators Switches Drives
(Components and Mechanisms)
(Body of the Plant)
One way of classifying the control systems is based on their
architectural design. Under this classifications control systems are of two types, they are Centralized Control Systems (CCS) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS).
In CCS all the field devices are directly wired back to a central controller requiring individual point-to-point links. On the other hand DCS is considered as a network of controllers.