Checking date: 18/03/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Production and manufacturing systems
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- To know the fundamentals of the production and manufacturing systems and the theoretical basis of the manufacturing processes. - To acquire the ability to increase this knowledge and apply it to the development of industrial projects related to production and manufacturing processes.
Description of contents: programme
1.- Introduction. 1.1.- Introduction. 1.2.- Automated machinery. 1.3.- Sensors. 1.4.- Robotized systems. 1.5.- Flexible manufacturing systems. 2.- Materials management. 2.1.- Kanban and JIT. 2.2.- Computer based material planning systems (ERP). 2.3.- Identification systems. 2.4.- Transport elements. 2.5.- Traceability and warehouse management. 3.- Information management. 3.1.- Arquitectures of CIM systems. 3.2.- Industrial communications. 3.3.- SCADA software and flexible manufacturing systems simulation products. 4.- Introduction to manufacturing processes. 4.1.- Forming processes. 4.2.- Machining processes. 4.3.- Surface finishing processes. 4.4.- Element joining processes. 4.5.- Thermal processes. 4.6.- Finishing processes. 5.- Sustainable production. 5.1.- Sustainable development. 5.2.- Environmental impact. 5.3.- Sustainable design. 6.- Manufacturing trends. 6.1.- Product or service. 6.2.- Market scenarios. 6.3.- Knowledge based enterprise. 6.4.- New enterprise logistics and organization. 6.5.- Logistics: direct and inverse logistics. 7.- Production systems case studies. 7.1.- Process plans. 7.2.- Food industry. 7.3.- Automobile industry. 7.4.- Stainless steel production. 8.- Manufacturing systems simulation. 8.1.- Introduction to discrete events software simulation packages. 8.2.- Implementation of a manufacturing systems model on a simulation package.
Learning activities and methodology
- Theoretical lectures oriented for the acquisition of theoretical knowledge. - Classes of problems in small groups for case studies. - Individual tutorials and students' personal work, aimed at the acquisition of skills related to the subject program. - Laboratory practices: 4 sessions of 1'5 hours. During the lab sessions students will learn to analyze a production process by means of a simulator. Students submit an assignment that will be marked.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • James A. Regh. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (third edition). Prentice Hall. 204
  • SINGH, N.. Systems Approach to Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing.. Ed. John Wiley & Sons.. 1996.
  • Serope Kalpakjian.. Manufacturing Engineering And Technology. . Addison-Wesley Pub.. 2001.
Additional Bibliography
  • REMBOLD, U.. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology and Systems. . Marker Dekker.. 1985.
  • REMBOLD, U., NNAJI, B.O., STORR, A.. Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering.. Addison-Wesley.. 1993.
  • SCHEER, A.W.. CIM-Toward the Factory of the Future. . Springer Verlag.. 1991.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.