Module title: Industrial Automation GA

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC09434
Module leader: James McWhinnie
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

System modelling, Control theory, Instrumentation


Description of module content:

Sensors
Discrete: Proximity, limit switches.
Analogue: Transducers: flow, position, pressure, temperature and signal conditioning.
Actuators
Discrete: Contactors, Relays, Solenoids, Lamps, Annunciation devices
Analogue: Proportional Valves, Variable Speed Drives
Basic Electrical Machines: Induction Motors, Servo Motors.
Programming Languages: IEC61131-3, LD, IL, ST, FBD & SFC.PLC Software Design Methods
Combinational, Sequential and Continuous Control . Analogue Value processing. Cyclic & Interrupt processing.
Design in Fault Diagnostic Techniques.
Closed Loop Control: ON/OFF, P, PI & PID. Controller Tuning methods: Reaction Curve, Ultimate Cycle..
Human Machine Interfaces (HMI): Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Tags, Alarm Handling, Trending, Historic Data, HMI Design.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Design and implement a programmable controller based control system
LO2: Develop and implement digital closed loop control
LO3: Specify types of sensors and measurement systems used for control operations
LO4: Design and implement SCADA applications

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