Course detail

Automatic Control Equipment

FSI-VAU-AAcad. year: 2019/2020

1) Electrical Equipments:
The course deals with automatic control equipments includet in a control loop, such as sensor, elements of transmission and signal transformation, central elements of regulators and actuators. Orinciple, function, characteristics, parametrs and structure design ara explained for these equipments. Detailed explanation is given to analogue regulators and their realization by means of operational amplifier.
2) Fluid Equipments:
The course deals with an automatic control based on a fluid substance. The course consists of two parts: one deals with theoretical principles, the other with practical experiments. In the theoretical part, students can learn about types of sensors, actuators and other parts of fluid systems. The theoretical knowledge is applied to a real system in the practical part of the course. Practical experiments take place in laboratory on simple control tasks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students obtain overview and fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge about selection and utilization of sensors, actuators, control systems and communications busses for measurement and control application.


Students are expected to have knowledge of automatic control.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Thomas, C.: Sensor Fusion - Foundation and Applications, InTech, 2011
Němec, Z.: Prostředky automatického řízení, elektrické. Sudijní opora oboru Aplikovaná informatika a řízení. VUT Brno, FSI, ÚAI.
Beneš, P. a kol.:Automatizace a automatizační technika, díl 3- Prostředky automatizační techniky. Computer Press, Praha, 2000.
Isermann, Rolf: Mechatronic systems—fundamentals, Springer Netherlands, 2008
Kopáček, J.: Pneumatické mechanismy.
Debeljkovic, D: Time-Delay Systems, InTech, 2011
FESTO Didactic: Pneumatické řídicí systémy.
Mitchell, H.B: Multi-Sensor Data Fusion - An Introduction, Springer - Verlag, 2007
FESTO Didactic: Úvod do řízení programovatelným automatem.
LabVIEW Measurements Manual, National Instruments, April 2003 Edition, Part Number 322661B-01, dostupné z
Rey, G.R., Muneta L. M: Modelling Simulation and Optimization, InTech, 2010
Škopán, M.: Hydraulické pohony strojů. Studijní text - sylabus, VUT Brno, 2004.
Fraden, Jacob: Handbook of Modern Sensors - Physics, Designs and Applications (3rd Edition), Springer - Verlag, 2004
Isermann, Rolf: Mechatronic systems—fundamentals, Springer Netherlands, 2008.
Balátě, J.: Technické prostředky automatického řízení. Praha, SNTL 1986.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: participation in seminars, completing of assigned laboratory works, processing the results of laboratory works.
Examination requirements, electrical equipments: written exam with 12 answers related to the topics of the course.
Examination requirements, fluid equipments: written exam with 2 answers from theoretical parts and 1 from laboratory works.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum



Knowledge of option, proposal and application possibilitias of separate member of control circuit components. A student will be able to operate, adjust and design automatic control curcuits.
Course objektive is to acquaint the students with automatic control components and their solutions, functions and utilizations.

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

Attendance at lectures is recommended, attendance at seminars is required. It is at the teacher`s discretion to decide how to make up for missed seminars.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2E-A Master's

    branch M-IND , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme M2I-Z Master's

    branch M-STI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, general characteristics of control equipments
2. Sensors
3. Components for signal transformation (information)
4. Transmission of information (signals, data)
5. Regulators and central elements of controller
6. Actuators

labs and studios

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. lessons with examples of control equipments
2. laboratory test with measuring of relay characteristics
3-6. lessons of identification of regulated system
7-12. lessons with examples of different regulated loops
13. discussion, summary.