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EGR 1144 Sensors & Vision Systems

Introduction to basic sensors used in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) systems. Theory of operation, wiring, installation, testing and troubleshooting sensors and circuits. The analysis of various methods of utilizing vision systems in industrial applications using camera, lighting and software. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Automation and Control Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: EET 1120 AND EGR 1128 


  • Recognize sensors by sight and be able to know what function they perform.
  • Safely wire sensors into a system and test a sensor to determine if it is working properly.
  • Choose the right sensor for a described task, including considerations of cost, life cycle, environmental, and safety.
  • Select machine vision system hardware and software that will be able to meet a particular application problem.
  • Set up and program a machine vision system that will be able to identify various parts, locate randomly positioned parts, select a part from an area then re-orientate to new location, check part for dimensional accuracy and geometric integrity, and use vision hardware system for range finding.
  • Troubleshoot components of a vision system and make necessary repairs

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3