Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Abstract: Virtual software tools such as National Instruments’ LabVIEW, Rockwell Automation’s SoftLogix 5800, Studio 5000, and FactoryTalk View Studio are extensively used for development of electronic products, mechatronics systems and especially designing packaging machinery system. They have become almost essential to follow concurrently engineering principles to meet desired standards such as: high quality, robustness, low cost, time to market, and customer satisfaction.
In order to achieve modular design, serviceability, upgradeability, and disposability, virtual software tools are of utmost importance during development cycle. They play an important role for modeling, simulation, prototyping, including deployment cycle.
Introducing these tools to mechatronics engineering technology courses exposes student in to today’s real world practices and provides enhance learning environment in laboratory. In addition, introduction of these above tools will allow laboratory environment to become less dependent on difficult to maintain and expensive laboratory hardware setups. Because of their virtual nature a reliable computer station and software licensing all that is necessary to provide the knowledge. The intention is not to eliminate the hardware couple with hands-on activities rather to less dependent on them (the laboratory hardware) to carry the concepts and provide theoretical background to students.
Hossain, A., & Zahraee, M. A. (2018, June), Virtual Software and Hardware Environment Provides Enhanced Learning for Mechatronics Engineering Technology Majors Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31227
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