Introduction to Mechatronics – Systems – Concepts of Mechatronics approach – Need for
Mechatronics – Emerging areas of Mechatronics – Classification of Mechatronics. Sensors and
Transducers: Static and dynamic Characteristics of Sensor, Potentiometers – LVDT – Capacitance
sensors – Strain gauges – Eddy current sensor – Hall effect sensor – Temperature sensors – Light
Types of Stepper and Servo motors – Construction – Working Principle – Advantages and
Disadvantages. Design process-stages of design process – Traditional and Mechatronics design
concepts – Case studies of Mechatronics systems – Pick and place Robot – Engine Management
system – Automatic car park barrier.