INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

ING-INF/04 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

GIUSEPPE NUNNARI
Email: giuseppe.nunnari@dieei.unict.it
Office: Edificio Polifunzionale
Phone: 0957382306
Office Hours: Martedi 10-13 – Giovedì 11-13


Learning Objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding. Students will learn to:

Applying knowledge and understanding. Students will be able to:

3. Autonomy of judgment. Students will be able to judge the strengths and weaknesses of techniques in use in the field of Industrial Automation.

4. Communication skills. Students will be able to illustrate the techniques learned in the course, interact in teams and collaborate with industry experts..

5. Learning skills. Students will be able to autonomously extend their knowledge of the techniques used in the field of industrial automation, drawing on the vast literature available in the field.


Course Structure



Detailed Course Content

Discrete event systems (DES). DES representation by using Petri Nets. Analysis of Petri Nets. DES control using the Monitor approach. 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.



Textbook Information

  1. Handbook of Industrial Automation, Ed. Marcel Dekker, 2000.
  2. Hassen D.H., Programmable Logic Controllers - A practical approach to IEC 61131-3 Using Codesys, Wiley, 2015.
  3. Bolton, Programmable Logic Controllers, 5th edition, Elsevier, 2009
  4. Slides delle lezioni



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