Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is a method of manufacturing in which the entire production process is controlled by computer. Typically, it relies on closed-loop control processes, based on real-time input from sensors. DIDAC for CIM automation products is especially designed for engineering graduates. Students can study the theory and work with the system to get a sound knowledge of the CIM, which allows for transversal applications in the following didactic areas: Automation, Pneumatics, Mechatronics, Electronics, Process Control, etc. Our system is composed of different modules, each one reproducing a single basic application that is commonly used in the industry. Each module is implemented with real electronics, mechanics and pneumatics components and has a specific function. As an integrated computer system, the output of one activity serves as the input to the next activity, through the chain of events. The whole system is controlled by one Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and it can be configured to perform a complete process.
The basic modules are the following: