Course detail

Technological Aspects of Design and Retrofitting of Production Machines

FSI-GTCAcad. year: 2017/2018

This course completes the theoretical knowledge in the field of Production machines, systems and robots with practice. Students will be introduced gradually with the technological design of castings, forgings, castings, and machined parts, following their finishing on modern NC machines. Further furthermore, they learn to judge wear and disturbance of production machinesand operationally and economically design their repair or replacement, and all within the requirements of pan-European standards ISO 9000. Information is applied to each machine tool from the group of machines at the Institute of production machines, systems and robotics, on their mechanical, electrical parts and their control systems. An integral part of teaching is an excursion into the manufacturing enterprise, dealing with retorfittingem.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject develops invention and practical erudition of students as to technical aspects of design, repairs, and up-dating of production machines and devices, and assists the students to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge at market competitive environment.


Complete and thorough knowledge of design of productions (tool and forming) machines


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BRENÍK, Přemysl a Josef PÍČ. Obráběcí stroje: konstrukce a výpočty. Praha: SNTL, 1982. Technický průvodce (SNTL). (CS)
MAREK, Jiří a Oldřich UČEŇ. CNC obráběcí stroje. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2010. ISBN 978-80-248-2329-4. (CS)
MAŇAS, Miroslav, Michal STANĚK a MAŇAS. Výrobní stroje a zařízení. Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7318-596-1. (CS)
KOLÍBAL, Zdeněk. Technologičnost konstrukce a retrofitting výrobních strojů. V Brně: VUTIUM, 2010. ISBN 978-80-214-3765-4. (CS)
WARNECKE, H. J. a Manfred HÜSER. Die fraktale Fabrik: Revolution der Unternehmenskultur. New York: Springer-Verlag, c1992. ISBN 03-875-5200-6. (DE)
ŽENÍŠEK, Josef. Teorie a konstrukce výrobních strojů: celostátní vysokoškolská učebnice pro skupinu studijních oborů Strojírenství a ostatní kovodělná výroba. Praha: Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1988. (CS)
KRULIŠ, Jiří. Management jakosti jinak: příručka pro současné i budoucí uživatele norem ČSN EN ISO 9000:2001 : rozbory, komentáře, výklad pojmů : nový pohled na normy ISO 9000. Praha: Český normalizační institut, 2002. Aktuálně o ISO 9000: 2000: 2000. ISBN 80-728-3088-0. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through theoretical lectures and practical interpretations in a group of machine tools in the laboratory of the Institute of production machines, systems and robotics, from which listeners individually select a machine whose repair and eventual retrofitting describe the semester work. This work is the basis for the semester exam. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral examination in the range of complex topics of lectures accompanied semester work on the selected machine tool from the machine in the laboratory of the Institute of Production Machines, Systems and Robotics.
The classification takes into account the content and form of the term project

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The knowledge of students will be enriched through a new view of manufacturing process, logistics, and economy of an engineering company, and they will learn how to find their way round production process, repairs, and up-dating of machines and equipment. Practically verify operation during repairs and retrofitting of concrete production machinery.

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

Checking of knowledge in the range of complex topics of lectures accompanied semester work on the selected machine tool from the machine in the laboratory of the Institute of Production Machines, Systems and Robotics.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.) Introduction to the retrofittingand repair
2.) Production machines in the lab institute
3.) Excursion to the manufacturing company dealing with retorfitting
4.) Technological aspects of design of castings, applications in the laboratory
5.) Technological aspects of design of weldments, applications in the laboratory
6.) Technological aspects of design of workpieces, made on NC machines, applications in the laboratory
7.) Materials in designing and technology of machine part repair, applications in the laboratory
8.) Up-dating of machines when using retrofitting, applications in the laboratory
9.) Analysis of causes of machine parts failures
10.) Technical and economical aspects of retrofitting
11.) Basic principles of quality control systems
12.) Ergonomics aspects of productions machines
13) Elements of vision "Industry 4.0" at the modernization and upgrading of production machines