Industrial Automation

Electronics and Computer Engineering
6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 42,0 PL + 5,0 OT

- Ana Cristina Barata Pires Lopes
- António Casimiro Teixeira Batista

Not applicable.

On completion of this module the students should be able to:
Deal with hardware considerations (different types of actuators and sensors).
Specify events and constraints in manufacturing systems.
Specify algorithms of local automation using formal methods.
Write programs for PLCs

1 ? Introduction to Automation
2 ? Sensors and actuators
3 ? Wiring logic.
4 ? Pneumatics and hydraulics
5 ? Programmable Logic Controllers
6 ? Industrial Communications.

Evaluation Methodology
Theoretical test. Laboratory assignments.

- Morriss, S. (2000). Programmable Logic Controllers. (Vol. 1). US: Prentice-Hall
- Siemens, S. (2003). Simatic, S7-200 Programmable Controller.. (Vol. 1). Alemanha: Siemens
- Novais, J. (2008). Programação de Autómatos, Método GRAFCET. (Vol. 1). Portugal: Fundação Calouste

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes.

Software used in class