The main objectives of the course are as follows:
Adequate space is reserved to the laboratory activities to ensure that the concepts learned are put into practice.
The course takes place through lectures and experiences in the laboratory. To each course topic is devoted an adequate amount of time in the laboratory experiences which reinforce the learning. In the laboratory, students will use both software tool and hardware devices to learn the analysis of discrete event systems and PLC programming.
Continuous versus logic control. PID: Architecture and tuning approaches. Programmable logic controllers (PLC): architecture of a PLC, input-output modules special function modules PLC programming languages modules, special function modules. PLC programming languages. Graphic Graphic languages: Ladder Diagram, Function Block language (FBD), sequential function chart (SFC). Basic elements, instructions for timing and counting. Evolution rules Structures to control the program flow Examples of Evolution rules. Structures to control the program flow. Examples of programming using ladder diagram, FBD and SFC. Computer networks. The OSI model, network topologies, transmission media bus access methods: traditional standards: Ethernet token bus media, bus access methods: traditional standards: Ethernet, token bus, token ring. Computer networks for automation. Supervisory systems and data acquisition (SCADA). Modules of a SCADA system: database processing module, communication module, operator interface module, processing module, communication module, operator interface module, alarm management , recipe management module, maintenance support module, expert system module.
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