Laboratories

Sensors Lab

Sensors Lab

Infrastructure
Hardware
  • Acoustic and Audio Equipment
  • Chemical Sensors-CO2 & PH Sensor Module
  • Laser displacement Sensing
  • Encoders with Motors
  • Environmental Sensing –Wind Velocity, Wind Direction
  • Force Sensing
  • Humidity and Moisture Sensing
  • Linear Position Sensing
  • Proximity Sensing
  • Rotary Position Sensing
  • Torque Sensing
  • Energy Sensing
  • Ultrasonic Sensing Kits
  • Bar Code Reader Modules
  • Vibration and Acceleration Sensing
  • Tilt Sensing
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Platform
  • Smart Security System Platform
  • Smart Sustainable Energy Platform (NI Based)
  • Smart System Design Platform (NI)
  • Smart Transportation Platform (NI)
  • Industrial Training Kits
  • DSO (DSOX2002A)
  • Piezo sensing and actuation
  • Shock measuring setup
  • Universal Programmer
Software
  • Vision Builder for Automated inspection
  • Vision Acquisition Software
  • Lab View Wireless Sensor Network
  • Lab view Application Builder
  • Lab view Control design and simulation module
  • Lab view Math script RT MODULE
  • Multisim
  • Ultiboard
  • Lab view FPGA MODULE
  • Robotics for NI myRIO
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit
  • LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office
  • Vision Development Module
  • Vision Runtime
  • LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit
  • LabVIEW Data Finder Toolkit
  • LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite
  • Sound and Vibration
  • Diadem Crash Analysis Toolset
  • DIAdem - All other packages
  • Motion Assistant
  • Signal Express

*All softwares are Licensed by LaBVIEW

Capabilities
The centre is equipped with state of art Sensors from National Instruments for training students ,
  • Virtual instrumentation using LabVIEW.
  • Development of Data acquisition system.
  • Open-source GUI Development using flutter (Cross-platform)
  • machine learning implementation
  • PCB Board design (up to 4 layers)
    • Ultiboard (proprietary)
    • KICAD (opensource)
  • ARM based Embedded System Development (STM32, Raspberry pi, Micro python)
  • Electronics workbench testing using LabVIEW instruments.
  • Machine Vision Development using Vision Development module using LabVIEW.
  • Development of wireless sensor modules using LabVIEW.
  • Advanced signal processing using LabVIEW.
  • FPGA programming through LabVIEW (Vivado Toolchain)
  • Sensor interfacing and data acquisition for Industry 4.0 (LabVIEW and Open Source)
  • ARM based Embedded platform Development.
  • Open-source PCB design (4 Layers)
Work done

Student Projects:

  • Autonomous Mobile Robot using Android Platform.
  • Real Time Energy Consumption Analysis of IoT protocols.
  • Development of Digital Dashboard System.
  • Predictive Analysis of Li-Ion Battery pack.
  • Traffic Prediction using Machine learning.
  • Fingerprint Based Engine Ignition System.  

Ongoing:

  • Development of Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Integration of Temperature sensor with Fuel level Sensor.
  • Development of Multi Depth Soil moisture sensor
  • Development of Occupancy sensor for Taxi/cabs
Industry Interface
  • TTSL, Madurai
  • TVS sensing solutions, Madurai (Solenoid Testing)
Paper Published
National Journal: 4
International Conference: 1
People
  • Mr.S. Parthasarathi, Assistant Professor
  • Mrs. M. Vanjikodi, Lab Technician

 

Centre for Robotics

Centre for Robotics

The Centre for Robotics is established in the year 2019 and one of the most important labs in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering. Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, GoI and Chairman of DRDO, inaugurated the Centre for Robotics on March 22nd, 2019. The Centre is equipped with state of art collaborative YASKWA robots with a stimulating shop floor environment to support the undergraduate and Post-graduate students and doctoral research scholars as well as faculty in pursuing their robotic research and training.
Infrastructure
Hardware
  • YASKAWA MOTOMAN GP12 Industrial Robot with YRC1000 robot Controller
  • YASKAWA MOTOMAN MH5LS Industrial Robot with FS 100 robot Controller
  • QBOT2 (Quanser based research Mobile robot)
  • SIEMENS PLC - S71200
  • PV200 Image Grabber
  • YASKAWA VFD - V1000/A1000  
  • SIEMENS Servo Motor and Drive - V90 series
  • Conveyors
  • Cube Feeder
  • Vibro feeder
  • Deburring Station
Software
  • Motosim
  • Motoplus
  • Motosync
  • Soft Pendant
  • GP Pro
  • RoboDk
  • Robo Analyser
Capabilities
The Centre is equipped with state of art collaborative robots for training the students, faculty, research scholars, and industry personnel in the following areas:
  • Analysis of ground vehicles
  • Modelling and Simulation of any complex dynamic Mechatronic Systems.
  • Industrial Robot Programming.
  • PLC Programming.
  • Inspection by Image Processing
  • Development of Human Machine Interface
  • Development of Open-source software
  • Training on development of a complete Industrial Automation
Work done

Student Projects

  • Neural Network Based Path Planning for a Multi-Robot System
  • Reduction of Valve Seating Velocity in Electro Hydraulic Actuation System
  • Heterogeneous reconfigurable multi robot for surveillance
  • Autonomous Mobile Robot using Android platform
  • Design and development of voice-controlled robot  
  • Multi Robot Coordination for Surveillance
  • Robot Coordination for Multiple object tracking
  • Micro Python based DIY low-cost service robot in quarantine facility of COVID-19 patients
  • Automated cooperative robot for screwing application

Internship Projects with Industry

  • Design and development 2 Link of Delta Robot, M/s Q Tek Mechatronics, Bangalore
  • Human Activity and User Prediction using Machine Learning, M/s AltairQ, Chennai
  • Data Acquisition System for IOT based building management system, M/s Facilio Technology Solutions limited, Chennai
  • Autonomous Driving Assistance System using LIDAR based on Machine learning in MATLAB, M/s Dewdas Technology Pvt Limited, Bangalore
  • Methodology for Human Robot Interface in Arc Welding OperationM/s Axis Global Automation Pvt Limited, Coimbatore

Internship Projects with overseas Industry

  • HaLSpace Bending Parameter analysis, M/s Hirano, Japan
  • Robot Cooperative Movement Simulation, M/s Hirano, Japan
  • 3D Factory simulation, M/s Hirano, Japan

Internship Projects with Higher Learning Institutes

  • Mechatronic Design and Development of Test Rig for Autonomous Multi Rotor Aerial Vehicles, 2019- 2020, IIT Bombay

Workshop/Faculty Development Programme organised

  • AICTE-QIP sponsored one-week Short term course on “Research Opportunities and Challenges in Robotics”, 19-25, February, 2018.
  • TEQIP III sponsored five days faculty development programme on “Robotics and Automation” 17th -21th June, 2019
  • TEQIP III sponsored three-day faculty development programme on “Industrial Robot Programming for Collaborative Applications” 11th -13th, December, 2019
Project videos link
Industry Interface
  • M/s AlfaTKG, Hirano, Japan
  • M/s YASKAWA India Private Limited, Gurgaon
  • M/s Axis Global Automation Private Limited, Coimbatore
  • M/s Fenner India Pvt Limited, Madurai
Research Publications
  • Conference -   02
  • National Journal - 01
  • International Journal - 05
People
  • Dr. G. Kanagaraj, Associate Professor
  • Mr. M.A. Ganesh, Assistant Professor

 

Modelling and Simulation Lab

Modelling and Simulation Lab

Equipment List - Hardware
  • Desktop Computer - Core i5, 3.2 GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk – 36 numbers
Software
Target Users
  • Students, Research Scholars
Sponsored Project(s)
  • Development of Signal Processing Algorithm for enhancement of clipped region and estimation of SNR in automatic speaker recognition system for RIC DRDO Chennai (11.1 lakhs)
Training(s) Conducted
  • Research Opportunities and Challenges in Robotics
  • Embedded System Design with open-source hardware & software
Publication(s) done
  • G Kanagaraj, SARS Masthan, FY Vincent, Inverse Kinematic Solution of Obstacle Avoidance Redundant Robot Manipulator by Bat Algorithms, International Journal of Robotics and Automation vol. 36, issue 1, 2021
UG Projects
  • Trajectory Planning for Robot Manipulator Using Forward Kinematics
  • Driver Alertness Detection
  • Eyeball Controlled Wheelchair for People with Motor Disability
  • Modeling and Simulation of Torque Controller for Single Phase Induction Motor
  • Design of A Non-Contact Device to Measure Object Dimensions
  • Plant Leaf Disease Detection Using Deep Learning
Lab in charge
  • Mr. Sheik Masthan S.A.R

Product Development Lab

Product Development Lab

List of Major Equipment
  • 3D Printers
  • Work Station
  • Refrigeration Smart Probes Kit
  • Digital manifold used for vaccum and evacuation
  • Thermal imager
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Instrument
  • CO2 and CO probe with Bluetooth
  • Vane probe for Air velocity measurement
  • Globe thermometer for measuring radiant heat
  • Clamp Meter
  • Data Acquisition System with application software for microchannel heat sink
  • Circulating Water bath
  • High Speed Camera
  • Micro Water Pump with flow control
  • Flow sensor
  • Differential Pressure Transducer
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Refrigerant Recovery Station
  • Refrigerant Charging Scale
  • Miniature Rotary Compressor
  • Refrigerant leak detector
  • Sound level meter
  • Refrigerant mass flow meter
Capabilities
  • Proto-type making for
    • Students Projects
    • Consultancy works
  • Steady State Cooling Evaluation of
    • Refrigeration System
    • HVAC System
  • Thermal imaging of
    • Electronic, Power Electronics, Electrical Components
    • Refrigeration systems
  • High Speed Camera for
    • Flow analysis for Microchannel and Mini-channel heat sinks
  • Data Acquisition System for
    • Experimental analysis
Target Users
  • All disciplines of UG students, PG and PhD Scholars
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning related industries/Companies/Supermarkets
  • Thermal Management solutions Providers
Work done
UG and PG student thesis works on
  • Microchannel/Mini-channel Heat sinks
  • Miniature Linear compressor
  • HVAC system automation
  • Portable Refrigeration system
Sponsored Projects
  • Title : Development of Microchannel based Personal Cooling System for Firefighters

Agency: Department of Science & Technology – Instrumental Development Programme (DST-IDP)
Fund: Rs. 31,13,200/- (Rupees Thirty One Lakh Thirteen Thousand Two hundred only)
Period: 3 years

  • Title: Investigation of Flow Mal-distribution in Silicon Based Microchannel Heat Sinks

Agency: University Grants Commission (UGC)-Major Research Project (MRP)
Fund: Rs. 15,30,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Lakh Thirty Thousand only)
Period: 3 years

Paper Published:
  • International Journal: 10
  • National Journal: 1
  • International/National Conferences: 6
Industry Interfaced
  • M/s Sree Engineering, Madurai
  • M/s APM Autoparts Private Limited, Coimbatore
  • SAMEER-Centre for Electromagnetics, Chennai
People
  • Dr. G. Kumaraguruparan, Associate Professor
  • Mr. S. Satheesh Kumar, Research Scholar

Measurements and control lab

Measurements and control lab

List of Major Equipment
  • Rotary Inverted Pendulum
  • Actuators Board
  • NI ELVIS Kit
  • NI MyRIO Embedded Kit
  • Ni myRIO Mechatronics Kit
  • NI myDAQ
  • NI myRIO
  • Stepper Motor
  • Servo Motor
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope
  • Function Generator
  • Strain Gauge with SCXI Module and Data acquisition system
  • LVDT with SCXI Module and Data acquisition system
List of Softwares
  • Matlab
  • LabVIEW
Target Users
  • Under Graduate Students
  • Post Graduate Students
  • Research Scholars
Workdone
UG and PG student thesis works on
  • Controller design for Inverted pendulum
  • Automatic book page turning mechanism
  • In-shoe power harvester
  • Quadcopter for Indoor exploration
  • Maze solving Robot
Paper Published
  • International Journal: 02
  • International/National Conferences: 06
Industry Interfaced
  • National Instruments
  • Quanser
  • MathWorks
People
  • Mr. S. Manikandan, Assistant Professor
  • Mr. B. Praveen Kumar, Assistant Professor

Bosch Lab for Automation Technologies

Bosch Lab for Automation Technologies

LAB Demo Videos

  • BOSCH REXROTH Hydraulic Trainer Kit Demo: Video Link
  • SIEMENS IOT based Mechatronics System Demo: Video Link
  • Student Project on Multipurpose 3axis Plotter: Video Link

List of Major Equipment

FLUID POWER AUTOMATION:

  • Hydraulic Trainer Kit (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • Proportional Hydraulics Kit (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • CNC Turning Simulator (SINUMERIK 828D) (Make: SIEMENS)
  • Electro Pneumatic Trainer Kit (Make: JANATICS)
  • Portable Compressor-8bar (Make: FESTO)
  • Automation Studio Software
  • SINUMERIK Turning and Milling Software

DRIVES AND CONTROL:

  • IOT based Mechatronics System (Make: SIEMENS)
  • Motion Logic Controller (MLC) Trainer Kit (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • Linear Motion Control System (Make: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS)
  • Motion Logic Drive (MLD) Trainer Kit (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • Programmable logic Controller (PLC)with Motion logic card (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)with Simulator (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • HMI Touch Panel (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) (Make: BOSCH REXROTH)
  • Indra Works Engineering Software
  • SCADA Software
  • Siemens TIA software
  • Siemens SIMOTION Software

Capabilities

  • Proto-type Model for
    • Students Projects
    • Entrepreneurship development Proof of Concept
    • Caterpillar competition Prototype
    • Electric Vehicle Club models and Design
  • Simulation experiments on
    • PLC
    • IOT
    • CNC
    • Pneumatics & Hydraulics - Traditional and Research Applications.
  • Industrial and Faculty Members Training on
    • PLC programming and interfacing,
    • HMI and SCADA programming and Interfacing,
    • Industrial Networks.
    • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • Consultancy on retrofitting of conventional mechanical systems with total automation.

Target Users

  • All disciplines of UG students, PG and PhD Scholars.
  • All Low-cost automation and PLC related industries/Companies.
  • Industrial Training on PLC, SCADA, HMI, CNC and Fluid Power Systems.

Work done

  • UG and PG student thesis works on
    • Industry 4.0 Connected Drives using OPC UA
    • Hydraulic Motor Quality check using Sound & Vibration
    • Industry 4.0 Hydraulic cylinder motion control
    • Intelligent Belt Control
    • Home Automation system with Web server control
    • Dashboard for Inventory Management
    • Purging Flash & cycle time reduction in Injection Molding
    • Automation Weld Length measurement system of Hand Brake
    • Automatic License Plate detection using CNN.
    • AGV Steering Control system.
    • Image based Obstacle Avoidance system.
  • Short Term training program on Industrial automation
    • M/s.TAFE Ltd
    • M/s. J.K Fenner Ltd, Madurai
  • AICTE FDP on Industrial Automation
    • Engineering College Faculty Members
    • Industry Persons.
  • Short Term Training Courses and Competitions
    • Inter and Intra Engineering College Students

Industry Interface

  • REXROTH BOSCH
  • SIEMENS
  • SUN HYDRAULICS
  • JANATICS
  • KALYCITO

Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG Title: Automation and Control

  • The sub domains of this SIG include Industrial Automation, Mobile Hydraulics, Linear motion control drives, CNC simulator, Robotic control system, PLC based IOT application, Network systems
  • Faculty In charges: H. Ramesh, S. Julius Fusic and S. Manikandan

Paper Published:

  • International Journal (Scopus Indexed): 03 Nos.
  • National Journal (Scopus Indexed): 03 Nos.
  • International/National Conferences: 12 Nos.
  • Book Chapters (Springer & IGI Global): 06 Nos.

Curriculum Developed

  • 14MT490 – Automation Lab
  • 18MT570 – Industry Automation Lab
  • 14MT770 – System Integration (T & P)
  • 18MT760 – System Integration Laboratory
  • 14MT810 & 18MT810 - Projects
People
  • Mr. H. RAMESH, Assistant Professor
  • Mr. S. JULIUS FUSIC, Assistant Professor

Mechatronics Workshop

Mechatronics Workshop

Demo- Video Link
List of Major Equipment
  • ADALM 2000 Active Learning Module (Analog Devices)
  • LAN Cabling and Testing Kit
  • Electrical Wiring Kit
  • PCB Fabrication Kit
  • PC (Server PC) I5 Processor, 8GB RAM with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Capabilities
  • Basic Printed Circuit Board fabrication (Single layer)
  • Basic Analog signal processing using Indigenously developed Analog kit
  • Testing of LAN cables, Electrical wiring connections
  • Basic Soldering and Desoldering for through hole components
Target Users
  • All disciplines of UG students, PG and PhD Scholars
Workdone

Robo war competition Kit development

UG and PG student thesis works on

  • Soil moisture sensor development
Industry Interfaced
  • M/s TVS Sensing Solutions, Madurai
People
  • Mr. M. M. Devarajan, Assistant Professor
  • Mr. R. Vijayakumar, Lab assistant
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