• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Sensor Applications
  • Course #: ARET1185
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will introduce the students to the operation of a variety of sensors used in automated manufacturing and robotics. Students will work with a variety of sensors including thru-beam, Retro-Reflective, and Diffuse Reflective sensors. Students will have the opportunity to connect sensors and differentiate between current sinking (NPN) and current sourcing (PNP) sensors. Students will work with simulations, modern trainers, and various real-life sensors to complete the learning objectives.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate current sinking (NPN) and current sourcing (PNP) sensors
Differentiate between Thru-beam, Retro-Reflective, and Diffuse Reflective sensors
Recommend sensor types to operate in a variety of manufacturing environments
Construct sensor assemblies
Prescribe the proper sensor type according to materials being detected
Validate sensor operation according to environment and materials detected
Practice Foreground and Background Suppression techniques

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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