An Introduction to Mechatronics
This short course is designed to upskill and introduce control principle in mechatronics. It will help you appreciate the control methods being used, and maintain parts effectively around them. It is ideal for maintenance technicians working on large or small production lines who want an introduction to mechatronics and programmable logic controllers.
The course is delivered over 10 weeks and covers the following topics:
– Introduction into mechatronics, design theory and cost implications.
– Electro-mechanical, similarity of elements.
– Electrical theory and testing, use of a range of test equipment.
– Sensor technologies.
– Actuator technologies.
– Introduction to the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
– Use of PLC to fault find.
This course is not certificated.
There are no formal assessments for this course.
This is an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers and can be used to help support maintainance positions.
Facilities and resources
The course is carried out in a well resourced workshop where bottling plants, PLC training boards and actuator simulators will all be used.
Q: Is there any funding available to help pay for my course?
A: Many of our courses are free to attend (subject to eligibility). We will carry out a fee assessment when you enrolment to establish if you meet this criteria.
Apply for this course
Why Petroc should be your first choice
Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community.
Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments.
We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.