NPTEL: Industrial Automation and Control

 with  Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay

This course provides an overall exposure to the technology of Industrial Automation and Control as widely seen in factories of all types both for discrete and continuous manufacturing. The course, in 40 lectures, discusses a wide range of related topics from the advantage and architecture of automation systems, measurement systems including sensors and signal conditioning, discrete and continuous variable control systems, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric actuators, industrial communication and embedded computing and CNC Machines. A student of IIT Kharagpur once commented - “ because of the course I can identify and relate to much of the equipment that I see in a factory”..


Module I    
1.    Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control
2.    Architecture of Industrial Automation Systems

Module II
3.    Measurement Systems Specifications
4.    Temperature Measurement
5.    Pressure and Force Measurement
6.    Displacement and Speed Measurement
7.    Flow Measurement
8.    Measurement of Level, Humidity and pH
9.    Signal Conditioning Circuits
10.    Errors and Calibration

Module III
11.    Introduction to Process Control
12.    P-I-D Control
13.    Controller Tuning
14.    Implementation of P-I-D Controllers
15.    Feed forward and Ratio Control
16.    Predictive Control, Control of Inverse Response Systems
17.    Cascade, Override and Split Range Control
18.    Introduction to Sequence/Logic Control and Programmable Logic Controllers
19.    The Software Environment and Programming of PLCs
20.    Formal Modelling of Sequence Control Specifications and Structured RLL Programming
21.    Programming of PLCs: Sequential Function Charts
22.    The PLC Hardware Environment

Module IV    
23.    Control Valves
24.    Hydraulic Actuation Systems - Principle and Components
25.    Directional Control Valves, Switches and Gauges
26.    Industrial Hydraulic Circuits
27.    Pneumatic Control Components
28.    Pneumatic Control Systems
29.    Step Motor Drives
30.    DC Motor Drives
31.    Induction Motor Drives
32.    BLDC Motor Drives
33.    Energy Savings with Variable Speed Drives
34.    Introduction to CNC Machines
35.    CNC Machines: Interpolation, Control and Drive

Module V    
36.    Introduction to Real Time Embedded Systems
37.    Real-Time Operating Systems
38.    Networking of Field Devices via Fieldbus
39.    Higher Levels of Automation Systems
40.    Conclusion and Review

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Provider NPTEL
Language English
Certificates Certificate Available
Hours 3-4 hours a week
Calendar 12 weeks long

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