Industrial Automation

Mechanical Engineering
4 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 PL + 30,0 TP + 4,0 OT

Lecturer
- Bruno Miguel Santana Chaparro

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
In this course the students should gain the hability to identify situations where the industrial automation can bring advantages. It is also intends mastering the equipment used in automation and its programming techniques.

Program
1. Introduction to automation
1.1. Introduction to Automation
2. Sensors and actuators
2.1. Actuators
2.1.1. Electric actuators
2.1.2. Pneumatic actuators
2.1.3. Hydraulic actuators
2.1.4. Magnetic actuators
3. Electric logic circuits
3.1. Wired logic circuits
4. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
4.1. Inputs
4.2. Outputs
4.3. Technical specifications
5. PLC programming
5.1. Digital inputs
5.2. Analogic inputs
5.3. High speed inputs
5.4.Digital outputs
5.5.Analogic outputs
5.6.High speed outputs
6. Automatic control
6.1.Introduction
6.2.Applied examples

Evaluation Methodology
Students will be assessed through, frequency examination: theoretical-practical exam (weigth 60%) and individual works performed during the semester (weight 40%);normal and recursive examination: theoretical-practical exam.

Bibliography
- Pires, J. (2012). Automação Industrial. (Vol. NA). Portugal: ETEP
- Francisco, A. (2003). Autómatos Programáveis. (Vol. NA). Portugal: LIDEL

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes

Software used in class
Schneider Zelio Soft 2
Omron CX Programmer
Nb Designer
Siemens Simatic Step 7
Siemens Simatic WinCC Flexible