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MCE520 Industrial Automation

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces you to practical methods of automatic control of machines, processes and systems. All major parts of a modern industrial control system will be described and their principles explained. These include the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), as the system ‘brain’, various field devices, which allow the system to ‘sense’ and ‘affect’ the controlled environment, and communication between the system components. The principles of developing PLC programs and practical examples of control systems will be also presented. The course provides individual hands-on experience in PLC programming.

Pre-requisites: MCE411 Mechatronics System Design.

Note: This course has been unavailable since 2016–2017.