Introduces the techniques and procedures of plant layout and material handling. Discusses how to analyze and develop information in order to produce a plant layout. Covers print reading skills with emphasis on industrial equipment drawings and how to make simple plant layout drawings for the production of a part using basic drafting techniques.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Plant layout and material handling.
- Process design.
- Flow analysis techniques.
- Workstation layout – space requirements.
- Material handling equipment – print reading review of conveyors: monorail, chain, and roller.
- Print reading: plant layout.
- Print reading: machinery layout.
- Development of a plant layout.
- Print reading: exhaust systems.
- Print reading: drum and monorail washers.
- Print reading: machine support frame details.
- Print reading: catwalks, platforms, and crossover stairways.
Assessment and Requirements
All students will be required to complete a common TAMT 126 comprehensive final examination that assesses the learning of all course objectives. This exam must be weighted in a manner so that this exam score is worth a minimum of fifteen percent of the final course grade.
Students will be required to bring the following drawing equipment beginning in the eighth week: ¼” grid drawing paper, triangles (45° and 30°-60°-90°), ruler/architects scale, eraser, scissors, rubber cement, colored pencils or highlighters, and drawing pencils (H and HB lead).
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.