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Teaching Labs

Fluid Power Systems Lab

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 108

The fluid power systems lab supports the Fluid Power Systems Course ITEC 307. Fluid power plays an important role in industry. Uses of fluid power include machine tools, off-road vehicles and material testing systems. Fluid power is used extensively in the oil service and manufacturing industries.

Use of this lab in coursework introduces students to the oilfield and manufacturing industries through hands-on exercises of connecting fluid power circuits and observing how they operate. The second objective of the course is to provide students with hands-on experience in designing and implementing control systems for real systems.

Manual Machining Laboratory

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 132

The manual machine shop equipment includes nine lathes and six mills. The lab is used for the ITEC 344 Machining Technology course.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Laboratory

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 138

The CNC mill and lathe are located in the northeast (lower right) area of the room and are used for the ITEC 345 Computer Numerical Control Machine Technology course.

Digital Electronic Systems Laboratory

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 266

The digital electronics lab holds ten basic work stations used with the course ITEC/ENGT 322 Digital Electronic Systems. The hands-on lab covers basic numbering systems, basic digital design, logic fundamentals and provides an understanding of digital systems used for control of a process. Simulation software is used in conjunction with weekly laboratory experiments.

Frank's CAD Student Education Laboratory

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 211

This Frank's CAD Student Education Lab was made possible by a large grant from Donald Mosing of Frank’s Casing and Crew to Mechanical Engineering to serve as a college instructional laboratory. It houses 48 new workstations, two 60” LCD screens, an instructor podium that includes a PC, a document viewer, and a DVD player. There are also two or three moveable whiteboards that can be used for groups of students in part of the room. The computers in this room have the full AutoDesk suite of products, SolidWorks, MATLAB, MS office, and LabView among other software packages. This classroom is used for the ITEC 103 Introductory Graphics, ITEC 270 Introduction to CAD Advanced CAD, as well as, engineering analysis, finite element analysis, and other computer intensive courses.

Analog Electronic Systems Laboratory

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 269

The analog electronics lab has ten basic workstations used in support of ITEC 320 Analog Electronic Systems. It introduces students to applied electricity covers Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law, series and parallel circuits, magnetism, measuring instruments, AC and DC theory, generators, and motors. The laboratory provides hands-on experience with digital oscilloscopes, AC/DC power supplies, function generators and digital multimeters. Laboratory experiments in these areas serve as a vehicle for learning. Students are introduced to simulation software to reinforce theory and hands-on laboratories.

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Laboratory

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 270

The PLC laboratory is devoted to exposing students to different type of industrial controllers used in a close loop process. These devices as an important part of modern industry and graduates are ready work in automation applications from repair, reprogram set up and design of an automated system. Students are exposed to several different Allen Bradley PLC controllers which are connected to trainers to control an industrial process. Emergency switches, timers, relays and panels are included with each trainer and each station is equipped with computers loaded with RS Logix Programming software used to upload programs on to the PLC units.

Process Control Laboratory

Location: Rougeou Hall, Room 267 and 271

The process control laboratory has 10 workstations used for integrated systems and advanced instrumentation.  The laboratory focuses on electrical control of a closed-loop process.  The laboratory uses control software for data collection, integration of sensors to simulate an industrial control process.  Students work independently to design, construct, program and demonstrate operation of a control circuit prototype project.  Room 271 is a dedicated computer lectrure facility where students can develop an industrial control process using 20 individual computer workstations during a classroom lecture.

Robotics Laboratory

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 272

The robotics lab houses eight robotic workstations used in support of ITEC/ENGT 424 Robotic Systems. A newly updated laboratory contains robotic arms used for industrial pick and place applications. Laboratory experiments cover the application of robots in industrial applications. Rational for using robots in specific job functions and safe operation of equipment is stressed. Students complete an independent project that demonstrates an industrial application using a student developed control program.

STEP Computer Laboratory

Location: Rougeau Hall, Room 210

The STEP lab is a 20-workstation laboratory used primarily as an open computer laboratory for Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering students. It also is used for instruction of the elective applied stress and CAM courses. These computers are supported by the University’s Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) grant program. The computers have Master CAM, MATLAB, LabView, Office 365, SolidWorks and AutoDesk software.