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Fluid Power Motion ControlThis course is a study of fundamental principles of fluid power (hydraulic and pneumatic) systems for persons involved with production machine maintenance, automated packaging machinery systems, machine design/drafting, fluid power, machine shop, and C.I.M. engineering and manufacturing technologies. Students will learn using virtual reality 3 D software to build and test circuits on the computer. Next they assemble and test their creations using state of the art trainers in the lab. Setup and troubleshooting of various hydraulic and pneumatic components and functions are discussed using automated machines. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.2NoneARET2105View
Advanced Programmable Logic ControllersThis course is designed using Allen Bradley PLC's and touch screens. Problem solving and troubleshooting factory controls is stressed. This is accomplished using up to date Rockwell RSLogix, RSLinx, and Panel Builder software. Student will acquire an advanced knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers and touch screens. Logic concepts, programmable controller program development, I/O configuration and translation from hardware to programmed logic. HMI touch screens and tags are introduced. The student will develop, edit and troubleshoot programs employing a large array of instructions found in typical Automation Robotics Engineering Technology Packaging systems, including logic flow, timers, counters, sequencers, math, and specialty functions. Persons involved with automation including robotics should consider this hands-on course.4ARET1190ARET2110View
Engineering Design and FabricationThis course involves the selection of materials and manufacturing methods for fabricating machinery components. This is accomplished using computer-aided drafting and CNC. It includes sketching, drawing, and machine design. Students will design and build a project using CNC.2NoneARET2150View
InternshipThis course allows the student to gain on-the-job experience in the Packaging and Automation industries. The student is responsible for finding and setting up the internship position. One (1) to four (4) credits can be taken, with each credit requiring 40 hours of time spent on the job. Student performance will be monitored by the instructor and evaluated by the employer. This will be a cooperative training program between Hennepin Technical College and a company. The student will apply competencies learned in the program to an employment-like work experience. Tasks and course goals will be determined by the instructor and the job site supervisor on an individual student basis. All industry internships require you be registered at the college for the internship and have instructor approval.1_to_4Completion of at least 50% of your degree or diploma and instructor approvalARET2181View
FANUC Robotics OperationsDiscover robots and how they are poised to revolutionize manufacturing. This course covers the overall FANUC Spherical Robot Operations. Learners will program, setup and operate the robots and end effector. The FANUC Teach Pendant will be taught & utilized for programming and jogging the robot. This course is intended for an operator, technician, engineer or programmer who may need to setup, modify, record and run a program on a FANUC robot system. Students will set up a specific application, write basic programs, and test them. Upon the successful completion of this course students will be able to take the FANUC Handling Tool certification test. All Manufacturing students including those utilizing CAD/CAM, Electronics, Fluid Power engineering, Machine Design, Packaging of foods, liquids, and medicines would benefit from taking this test.2ARET1200ARET2200View
FANUC Vision SystemsThis course introduces the learner to the new world of machine vision. You will learn basic tasks and procedures required for an operator, technician, engineer or programmer to set up, teach, test, and modify FANUC iRVision using the System R-30iA controller application. Discover how FANUC Vision is a key tool for automatically evaluating parts when compared to the engineering drawings. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be given an opportunity to take a FANUC iRVision certification test. Students in all areas of Manufacturing, including CAD/CAM, Electronics, Fluid Power Engineering, Machine Design, Packaging of foods, liquids, and medicines would benefit from this course.1ARET1165 and ARET2200ARET2250View
Mechanical Components I Certificate ReviewThis course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Mechanical Components I Certificate. This certificate is part of PMMI's Mechatronics Program Certification. The PMMI certificate is an industry recognized stackable credential endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers. This Mechanical Components I review course covers the principles and applications of the most commonly found mechanical drive components as used in packaging machinery and systems. Topics reviewed and expanded on include simple mechanical power transmission devices such as shafts, belts, chains, cams and gears with an emphasis on application and troubleshooting. An understanding of simple mechanical components provides the background necessary to explore more complex systems of components used on all types of packaging equipment. Upon completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Mechanical Components I test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. This course is aimed at entry level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered.3ARET1125 and ARET1130 or instructor approvalARET2300View
Industrial Electricity I Certificate ReviewThis course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Industrial Electricity I Certificate. This certificate covers basic safety practices for voltages up to 600 volts and knowledge of voltage, current and power in AC and DC circuits, circuit analysis of series and parallel loads, and basic understanding of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. It applies these fundamentals to simple applications that would be found in residential, light commercial and simple industrial use. Candidates should be able to interpret and troubleshoot circuits used for lighting, across the line 3 phase motor starting, and simple relay logic with devices such as control transformers, fuses & circuit breakers, pushbuttons & selector switches, pilot lights & alarm devices, solenoids, 3 phase motor starters, motor overloads, limit switches, and combinations of control relays to perform basic logic functions. Candidates should be familiar with simple wiring practices for using these devices and with component level troubleshooting of these devices. Upon the completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Industrial Electricity I test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. A basic knowledge of industrial electricity is needed to understand the basic operation of all type of commercial and industrial equipment and to gain further knowledge of more complex packaging machines and systems. This basic knowledge of industrial electricity would be expected of an entry level electrician working in facilities maintenance or assisting in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. This course is aimed at entry level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered. 3ARET1175 or Instructor approvalARET2320View
Industrial Electricity II Certificate ReviewThis course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Industrial Electricity II Certificate. The Industrial Electricity II certificate builds upon the Industrial Electricity I certificate. After completion of this course students will understand more complex motor starting circuits such as jogging, hand-off-automatic, reversing, and reduced voltage starting. They will become familiar with time-based, count-based and sequential control of multiple output loads utilizing control relay logic and automatic input devices such as limit, flow and pressure switches to provide feedback. They will understand basic electro-fluid power circuits where relay logic is used to operate devices such as pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders through electrically piloted directional control valves. Basic understanding of the various types of electronic sensors, timers and counters used in industrial control is required. Students become familiar with the sizing and installation of various types of electrical conductors and raceways used in or around industrial machinery and will understand how to properly wire an industrial control panel. Finally, students will develop an understanding of basic troubleshooting techniques and practices, not only for the individual components but also for systems of components. This advanced knowledge of industrial electricity and control systems is needed to understand the complex operations of machines and systems that might be used for an electro-mechanical packaging line. Upon the completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Industrial Electricity II test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered.3ARET1180 and ARET2320 or Instructor approvalARET2330View
Programmable Logic Controllers I Certificate ReviewThis course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) I Certificate. This certificate covers the principles and applications of different types of logic and programming used to control packaging machinery and systems. Topics include hardware and software composition of control systems, input/output interfacing, basic logic commands and common programming instructions. There is additional emphasis on common program tasks, and troubleshooting PLC based systems. This course will cover both address-based and tag-based PLC systems. The knowledge of relay logic, ladder programming and input/output devices is needed to understand and maintain all types of common packaging equipment. This certificate is aimed at entry level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, start up, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. Upon the completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Programmable Logic Controllers I test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered.3ARET2110 and ARET1185 or Instructor approvalARET2340View