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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