Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
J. E. Holtzinger Building
Computer Lab - Room 203
Room 204 - Materials Testing Lab/Mechanical Lab
The Materials Testing Lab provides access to an Instron tensile tester, heat treatment ovens, a Charpy impact tester, and assorted hardness testers.
Students perform material testing on specimens and analysis of data. Tensile testing is accomplished with an Instron machine to evaluate material strength. Students utilize an Equotip hardness tester to determine the resistance to permanent deformation under dynamic loading. Impact strength is assessed using a Tinius Olsen Charpy impact tester.
Ralph and Helen Force Advanced Technology Center
Automation Lab - 103 Force
In the Automation Lab, there are eight benches where students work with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), robots, and a sorting and assembly process composed of various industrial sensors and actuators. In addition, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining equipment, and a laser engraver / cutter are available for instruction and course projects.
Programmable Logic Controllers - Students learn to program PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), which are used in industry to control processes. Located at each PLC bench are two PLCs, one SLC 5/05 and one ControlLogix processor. Students program the PLCs using simple inputs and outputs (switches, pushbuttons, and lights) in the introductory course. In the subsequent course, students accomplish a sorting, assembly and inspection process by utilizing a variety of sensors and actuators used in combination with PLCs and programming. Throughout the PLC sequence, students learn to program using in a variety of languages.
Robots - The anthropomorphic robots have five axes which control movement, as well as grippers which open and close, allowing them to pick up and put down parts.
CNC Machining equipment - Students learn the proper procedures for programming Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment in order to machine parts. Both a CNC mill and CNC lathe are used.
Laser Engraver - Students cut precision parts for use in assembling models using a laser engraver.
Projects Lab I - 104 Force
Projects Lab II 106 Force
This second Projects Lab is also used for assembly of projects in the EMET capstone design course (EMET 440) and for the college's SAE Mini-Baja team. This lab is outfitted with an overhead hoist, a floor lift, overhead air lines and electrical lines, hand tools, and assorted power tools.
ASME Mini Baja Vehicle - Student members of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) design and fabricate a mini-baja vehicle and compete in an annual competition sponsored by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).
Machine Shop - 107 Force
Process Control Lab - 207 Force
Computer Lab - 208 Force
Electrical Labs - 207 and 209 Force
Additional Electrical Equipment: Experiments in AC and DC rotating electric machinery and electric drives are supported by configurable motor/dynamometer workstations. . Supporting equipment for these experiments includes high voltage power supplies, AC and DC motors and generators, dynamometers, optical encoders, programmable power electronics boards, and electrical load banks. PC-based workstations and the programmable power electronics modules are used to support experiments with variable speed AC and DC motor drives. Digital electronics and microprocessor laboratories are equipped with modern FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) boards and various microprocessor, microcontroller, and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) development boards.
Ms. Irene M. Ferrara