Clear for Mechatronics is a
dedicated learning environment for mechatronic training. It
provides you with a suitable set of tools and equipment for
your laboratory and covers a wide spectrum
of your curriculum.
With Clear for Mechatronics you can
run real pneumatic or electro-pneumatic components on a baseboard.
Your real circuit can run together in connection with
a complex, simulated factory context. The real subsystem can
be handled as a separated aspect of the virtual system, inte-grated
with a special sensor/actor interface. The system works both
in a local classroom setting as well as in a network of distributed
learning groups, using Clear as a
platform for communication and collaboration. This provides
the possibility to work with remote schools or companies together
on complex tasks or projects.
for Mechatronics is not just a loose collec-tion of stand-alone
tools. Instead, it is an inte-grated learning environment providing
diverse inter-faces between software components and even hardware
Constructive Learning Space
A 3D environment with avatarsprovides a consistent and intuitive
user interface. Virtual mecha-tronic systems can be visualised,
safely simulated or even constructed. Also, the environment
includes communication functionality.
Mechatronic Construction Kit
With the reliable hardware toolkits of FESTO
Didactic students can construct authentic
pneumatic or electro-pneumatic circuits.
Simulation has proven to be a valuable tool for planning, programming
and optimisation of robot work cells and control circuits. It
is cost efficient, safe and supports explorative learning without
any risks. Complex system behaviour can be easily understood.
Mechatronic hardware equipment can be connected to a virtual
environment with a special sensor-actor coupling. This virtual
environment gives you i.e. the impression of tubes and wires
as if they were reality.
Real electro-pneumatic circuits can be directly imported into
the virtual world. A system with camera and image recog-nition
software captures the components as well
as tubes and wires with barcodes. 3D representations and circuit
diagrams are automatically generated.
Easily accessible web-based learning material contains theoretical
background information, online exercises and component libraries.
ROMAN Technology The RealObjectManager
platform coordinates the interoperability of the software tools
and hardware equipment. It synchronises model data in the system
components and handles network access.