Course detail

Machine and Process Control

FSI-ZAEAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course introduces students to the ways of controlling the various machines and processes. Students will gain practical experience with control systems based on Arduino development boards and PLC from B&R Company. Students will program the control in open and closed loop for various dynamic systems.
This course was supported under the FabLabNet project from the European Regional Development Fund within the programme "Interreg Central Europe". The course uses facilities of the open-access student workshop "StrojLab", built with the support of Institute of Machine and Industrial Design and the FabLabNet project.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Skills obtained in this course shall enable a student to gain understanding of fundamentals in electric control systems and shall enable to specify the control system requirements for specific application.

Prerequisites

Knowledge at undergraduate level in physics, mathematics and body mechanics is assumed.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course will be taught in a form of practical exercises assigned during seminars and computer labs. Practical exercises will be supported by lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Necessary condition for passing of the course is attendance and participation in laboratory exercises and in lessons with computer support. Students will be evaluated according to the number of fulfilled tasks and the quality of their solution.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Introduction into the subject of electric control systems, in particular their operational principle, structure and design principles.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in lectures is recommended, whilst participation in laboratory exercises is compulsory. Compensation of missed lessons depends on the instructions of course supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-KSI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

2 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1.-2. Division of control systems, safety of control systems, inputs, outputs of control systems, on-line supervision, control loop, division of electric drives.

Computer-assisted exercise

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1.-2. Division of control systems, safety of control systems, inputs, outputs of control systems, on-line supervision, control loop, division of electric drives.
3.-4. Arduino – programming the digital inputs and outputs, analog inputs, use of the display based on HD44780 driver, output to the console.
5.-6. Arduino – Programming the control loop using analog sensor and PWM output.
7.-8. Arduino – Controlling the stepper motors and servo motors.
9.-10. Arduino – Measuring of acceleration using digital sensor with I2C or SPI bus.
11.-12. Arduino – interrupts and timers
13. -14. Introducing the design and production of printed circuit boards. Possibilities and practical use of frequency drive inverters.

labs and studios

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1.- 2. Typical application and program architecture of programmable logic controllers, integrated development environment.
3.- 4. Identification, connecting and recovery of real PLC in B&R Automation Studio.
5. – 6. Use of operator panel of connected PLC.
7. - 8. Examples of simple HW applications according to the connected IO cards.
9. - 10. Frequency control (PWM/variable frequency drive) vs. servocontrol vs. stepper motor control II.
11. - 12. Frequency control (PWM/variable frequency drive) vs. servocontrol vs. stepper motor control II.

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