Industrial Automation

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

- Bruno Miguel Santana Chaparro

Not applicable.

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.

1. Introduction to automation
2. Sensors and actuators
3. Electric logic circuits
4. Programmable Logic Controlers (PLCs)
5. PLC programming
6. Automatic control

Evaluation Methodology
The evaluation will be performed based on written tests according the schedule and criteria defined on the academic regulation.

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

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes

Software used in class
Schneider Twuido Suite
Omron CX Programmer
Nb Designer
Siemens Simatic Step 7
Siemens Simatic WinCC Flexible