Profile of the Department
The main task of the Department of Manufacturing and Automation Technology (DMAT) is wide-spectrum and complex provision of specialized pedagogical and scientific research activity in the following fields: machine-tool-workpiece, manipulation and transport technology, as well as informatics, automation and control systems of machines and equipment.
The Department provides teaching of units focusing on production technology, design and operation of complex production systems at the Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing Technology. In the pedagogical process, it applies the knowledge of the cutting process determined by the basic technical and technological parameters regarding economy and the quality of production process. It also focuses on the design of tools, tools and products, as well as handling and transport equipment in the context of the Faculty profile.
In the area of informatics, units related to information technology, computer graphics, algorithmization and programming with the intention of their gradual application to the scientific disciplines are taught at the faculty. In the area of automation, units oriented towards the basics of technical cybernetics, electrotechnics, automatic control and regulation of technological processes with emphasis on application of microprocessor systems and systems with programmable automata are provided at the Department.
History of Department
The Department became a part of the FEVT in the year 1996, the year when the FEVT was established. Former Department of Computer Sciences and Automation Technology was transformed into Department of Control and Automation Technology in 2000 and prof. Ing. Jozef Šuriansky, CSc. became its head. In the year 2003 the Department of Applied Electronics was incorporated into the Department of Control and Automation Technology and a new department was formed. It was given the name Department of Electronics and Automation Technology. But in the year 2004 the Section of Applied Electronics was separated from the Department and it was changed into the Department of Informatics and Automation Technology. The department is aimed to provide education and scientific research in the field of informatics, information systems and automation technologies.
In 2005 and 2006 doc. Mgr. Juraj Pancik, CSc was the head of the Department. 4 years later, doc. Ing. Ľudovít Šipoš, CSc led the department. From 2011 to 2016, doc. Ing. Ľubomír Naščák, CSc was the head of the Department. In 2014, the department underwent am organizational change, when the Department of Machine and Automation Engineering was established. From 2016 until present prof. Ing. Štefan Barcík, CSc has been the head of the department.
In January 2017, the Department of Wood Machines and Equipment was added to the Department, whose origin dates back to 1963 when it was a part of the Faculty of Forestry at the VŠLD in Zvolen. Prof. Ľudovít Mikolášik and doc. Jozef Lisičan were persons responsible for the foundation. The Department of Manufacturing and Automation Technology was established by joining the Department.