Theories and practical methods for solving complex equipment problems in manufacturing. Topics include system flow, machine state and logic, root cause analysis and communication of results. Work at a manufacturing location may be required. Two class and three laboratory hours per week.
Industrial machine communication protocols and devices. Topics include digital communication methods, implementations and applications of industrial communication, and digital data collection. Two class and three laboratory hours per week.
Methods, tools, and strategies for the maintenance of advanced manufacturing equipment. Topics include methods such as preventive and predictive maintenance, tools such as vibration analysis and strategies such as Total Productive Maintenance. Two class and three laboratory hours per week.