“Mechatronics Engineering” May be defined as follows:
“The Synergistic Combination of Precision mechanical engineering; electronic control and systems thinking in the design of Products and Manufacturing Processes.”
“Integration of Electronics; Control engineering and Mechanical Engineering.”
“The interdisciplinary field of Engineering dealing with the design of products whose function Relies on the synergistic integration of mechanical and electronic components Coordinated by a Control architecture.”
“ Mechatronics” Involves a number of technologies such as:
The word “Mechatronics” was coined in Japan in the late sixties; spread through Europe and is now being commonly used elsewhere in the world. Achievers University Owo; Ondo State inclusive.
Knowledge of Higher Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Engineering Graphics and Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Material Science; Mechanics of Machines; and Computer and Control Engineering is Required to be a good Mechatronics Engineer’s.
Be it fuel or diesel Engine OR Ignition Engine it Runs on Cam Mechanism; Valve; Plugs etc i.e. the system Runs’ on suction stroke; Compression Stroke; Power Stroke; Exhaust Stroke (See Figure 1)below
The power and speed of the engine are controlled by varying
For any Mechatronics system the design process can be considered as involving the following step/stages.
S.O. Agbamu Is with the Department of Mechatronics Engineering; Fellow Institution of Mechatronics Engineer’s; Registered Engineer COREN. Ag. Dean COET (College of Engineering and Technology) Achievers University, Owo.