Sun Equipment – Training Systems

Professional Electronic/ Electrical/ Mechatronic/ Hydraulic/ Pneumatic Training Systems manufacturer.

Sun Equipment – Training Systems

This Mechatronics Control System was a custom design for Sierra College in California. Professor Steven Hunter and Professor Michael Halbern initiated a new mechatronics program to challenge students’ problem solving skills and a keen understanding of the system structure and functions as a whole.

Mechatronics Control System – Sun Equipment Corporation

Mechatronics Control System - Sun Equipment Corporation

Electrical Specifications Include

  • Mitsubishi FX 2N-32 MR PLC Controller (Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC’s available)
  • Main Unit I/O control points: 24 inputs/ 16 outputs
  • 8K words memory (extensible to 16K words)
  • RS-232/ or RS-422
  • 16 Input LED Indication lights, 16 Output LED Indication lights
  • 25-pin D-Shaped communication connectors for I/O between PLC and mechanism

Dr Dave – Mechatronics

Dr. David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand of the Colorado State University in Mechanical Engineering have books and info for Robotics and Mechatronic Students.

Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

Mechatronics and Measurement Systems

Video Demonstrations, Laboratory Exercises and MathCAD Examples make the Book practical and very useful.

Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

This book provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics for mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors. The author presents a concise review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors- all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems.

This is a publication of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

The DM163029 or PICDEM Mechatronics demonstration board is an easy-to-use mechatronics development and demonstration platform. Mechatronics refers to implementing intelligent control in a mechanical system.

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

The demonstration kit takes a hands-on approach to learning about mechatronics. Jumper wires are provided in the kit which allow the developer to experiment with connecting the PIC microcontroller to various components on the board. These components include sensors, LEDs, human input devices and motor drivers.

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

Features Include

  • PIC16F917 MCU with 8 MHz
  • Displays: 8 LEDs and LCD
  • Stepper motor and brushed DC motors
  • Analog temperature sensor
  • 32.768 kHz crystal for time generation
  • Human inputs: 4 tactile switches, 2 potentiometers
  • Optical speed sensor for brushed DC motor
  • ICSP programming capability – MPLAB ICD

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

I once knew a dogbert, i will not name him. Yet his words resonated as true again and again. Once when someone asked him .. “Where the highest value can be created, in an engineered product?”. He reveled a profound secret, that is only discussed in whispers in the backrooms of high-tech upstarts. I will attempt to phrase it in a more concise manner.

“When the raw materials transform into an Engineered product, the highest engineering value is both in the manufacturing process machinery and the manufactured product; If and only if, that product has mechanical, electrical, electronic and computing elements in its composition.” – This was Mechatronics?

In essence it appeared to be a CNC machine, but not exactly, CNC too and much more. Robotics is a pinnacle of this collage. Then an Intelligent Embedded Control System with sensors, switches, tachos, drives and motor a part of Mechatronics. Looks like control engineering, a sub-section of mechatronics too. Control engineering is also an independent science. Can’t leave out Intelligent machinery and Complex Gadgets.

Without chemical, component and materials engineering all the above cannot materialize. They create the inputs and technologies to the systems above.

Finally two examples for Mechatronic Marvels – One the Lone Martian called Rover (like Wall-E) and the Ultra Busy HardDisk HDD in your own Computer.

Mechatronics a Montage of All Engineering

Related Sciences

Systems Engineering – Managing and Integrating a Large Engineered System Solution. Includes Process, Project, Time, Work-flow, Co-ordination and Communication. (Means .. many Crimson Ties and a lot of Meetings ;-)

Mems – Micro, Electronic/Electrical, Mechanical Systems. Start Reading in detail about it, but never skip Lunch. –

  1. Mechatronics Tutorial Information
  2. Mechatronics – National Instruments
  3. Mechatronics Resources
  4. Mechatronic Tips
  5. Mechatronics – Sun Equipment Corporation
  6. Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
  7. University of Wisconsin – Madison : Mechatronics Lab

Anwheel Methods – Mechanical and Mechatronics

Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics. Manufacturing Technologies and Engineering Materials.

Anwheel Methods – Mechanical and Mechatronics

At last a found the right way to use my Anwheel.com domain. It started as a home for tuned search, then news. Now it comes into the Engineering Domain. Revolving around Electronics Technologies.

From Anwheel Methods – Mechanical, Robotics, Mechatronics

This now will be a permanent home for Mechanical related resources as seen by an Electronics Engineer who has Mechanical Shop experience. I do not use any machines or special tools anymore.

Larry Barello – Designer of Embedded Systems

Hobby robotics and programming of the Atmel AVR series of micro controllers. Larry Barello is a designer of embedded processors for industrial, medical and communications industries.Larry Barello - Designer of Embedded Systems

Larry Barello – Designer of Embedded Systems

Small real time operating system RTOS called AvrX, short for AVR Executive. he latest is tuned to work with the GNU and IAR C compilers.

Molecubes Bionic Learning Network Festo

Molecubes Bionic Learning Network Festo – “Molecubes – an attractive programmable robotics system Molecubes could play a significant role in technical training in the near future. These cubes, fitted with computer chips, can be successively attached to each other.”

Festo Bionic Learning Network
Molecubes Bionic Learning Network Festo
“Bionic design principles serve as the basis for the development of new gripper technology for flexible adaptive grasping in the mechanical handling industry…”


Here Festo is helping students of Robotics and Automation learn from nature’s intricate and sophisticated Nueromuscular Systems. I am using the word Nueromuscular in a different way, here it means Wires (Nerves), Control System (Brain, Spinal cord), Solenoids & Valves (Muscular System).

These Bionic Systems can also be used the other way around, they can be designed for Reinforcing/Replacing Weak or Lost Limbs. Even a person with a handicap, can do most tasks on his own, aided by the Bionic Appendages.

Study These Resources to understand Bionics which is closely related to Robotics and Automation.