Students will explore the mechanical aspects of machines and the associated fluid power components working together as needed for automated manufacturing. This will include drive mechanisms for feeds, speeds and power utilization for each component in the manufacturing line such as conveyors, robots, machine tools and workstations. This course will incorporate the variability in products to be manufactured in relationship to the equipment capacities. Learning will include the use of computer simulation and hands-on production set-ups. Each mechanism will apply the learned aspects as to the specifications, functions and safe operation. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on effective workplace skills including teamwork, integrity and dependability.