University resources available to support the Center for Packaging and Machinery Industry include:
Potter 113 Nick & Nancy Wilson Mechatronics Engineering Technology Lab.
This laboratory offers hands-on experience in both the electrical and mechanical areas of designing, installing, and troubleshooting the complex equipment that produces and packages all of the items consumers purchase daily. Issues in advanced programming techniques, interfacing automated equipment, sensor design, machine design, and troubleshooting can be covered in this lab.
Anderson 140 Manufacturing Lab
The Manufacturing Laboratory at Purdue University Calumet is a modern facility for learning how to produce metal products. The lab contains full-size, industrial quality metal casting, welding, and machining equipment. Much of the equipment is new and includes computer controlled equipment for learning computer numerical control (CNC) programming
Potter 112 Process Control/Power Lab
Provides a wide variety of process control and instrumentation experiments. The lab includes easy access to three-phase AC as well as variable-output high voltage DC power supplies. 12 workstations with Tektronix 50 MHz oscilloscopes, Tektronix 2 MHz signal generators, DMM’s, and +/-20 VDC triple output power supplies. 8 workstations equipped with Allen Bradley PLC-5s.
Mechatronics Engineering Technology Laboratory
169th Street Building Room 204
Lectures and hands-on experiments covering the topics of Automation take place in this facility. The new state-of-the-art laboratory was developed as a joint partnership between Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEAU) and Purdue University Calumet. The laboratory includes 5 Automation Simulation rack units utilizing the newest available technology. These rack units have programmable logic controllers, human machine interfaces and PC-based icon-driven programming tools.