Course detail

Manufacturing Machines Technology

FSI-GV0-AKAcad. year: 2020/2021

This course is concerned with up-to-date approaches in the analysis, planning and control of investments into production machines and systems in relation to the integration and optimisation conceptions and methods.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn to analyse production machines and systems from the point of up-to date conception and methods and use them in the production machines and systems design, projection, planning and application. They will practice their knowledge for semester project (work) in the area.


Student should have knowledge from design and control of production machines and systems and university mathematics and physics.


Are not.

Recommended optional programme components

Are not.

Recommended or required reading

Bělohoubek, P.: Manufacturing Machines Technology. Publikace - studijní opora VUT-FSI, Brno, 2004. Adresa:
Manufacturing technology books,
Bělohoubek, P.: Design and Control of Industrial Robots Optimisation. Studijní opora VUT-FSI, Brno, 2005.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by invited practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Condition for a course-unit credit awarding: 1. 100 % attendance at seminars (in special cases it is possible to compensate by assigning special homework). 2. Checking activity of students on the term project. 3. Final course examination includes the following parts: 1) Evaluation of semestral project. 2) Evaluation of knowledege from this subject based on the semestral project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Are not organized.


This subject will provide students with knowledge about up-to-date integration and optimisation trends in machines and production systems design and application.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Checking knowledge at seminars in the frame of the term project (work individually or in groups of students entered). Attendance at seminars will be checked.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-KSB-K Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Targets of investments in the production company. Stages of projection and
realisation of investments. Risk and oportunity management.
2. Robot application in the plants for given technologies.
3. Dividing, design and projection of production systems.
4. Integration and optimisation conceptions and methods: Reengineering, Logistics, TQM, CIM, Intelligent approach, System of quality management, Management, Fractal approach etc.
5. Influence of machines and robots design and control on their function accuracy.
6. Intelligent machines, robots and production systems.
7. Up-to-date production systems and robotic technologies.
8. Mechatronic approach in the production machines and systems design and control.
9. Up-to-date trends in the economy of production systems.
10. Up-to-date trends in the safety of production machines and systems.
11. Up-to-date trends in the production planning and management in production systems.
12. Using of positive examples in the field of human and team work preparation and improvement and for the development of up-to-date technologies and machines
13. Reengineering in the production systems and robotics in according Industry 4.0.

Guided consultation

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.-13. At seminars students will work out a term project on the assigned topic from Reengineering of production machines and systems design, projection and application with using of positive examples (patterns) from nature in the field of innovation of higher grades.
Example of the term project assignment:
Analyses and application of reengineering of the future product development and optimisation for the developing world markets (solved by EU students):
1) Reengineering steps (sales service, value analysis, brainstorming, specification, examples)
2) The influence of reengineering on company (methods department, quality department, purchasing department etc.)
3) Business and management aspects (strategy, changes management, reengineering of the team composition etc.)
4) Using of positive examples for the improvement and innovation of higher grades etc.


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