Industrial Automation, 6 credits (TMMI46)

Industriell automation, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Luis Ribeiro

Director of studies or equivalent

Mats Björkman

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IMAS Mechanical Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6IMAS Mechanical Engineering, B Sc in Engineering (Production technology) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping o
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Specialization) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Mechanical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Mechanical Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in computer technology and programming, production, manufacturing technology, control theory, material science and human machine interaction.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is meant to be an introductory course on industrial automation. In this context, the course covers the subjects required to integrate sensors and actuators with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to automate industrial processes. In addition the course also provides a small component of robot programming and, since the automated systems always require human intervention, at some level, the course briefly presents the main challenges and prospects on human-machine-interaction which may be especially demanding in complex automation systems.
The course has a strong practical component whereby the students have the opportunity of getting a hands-on experience on the subjects taught on the theoretical lectures.
After concluding the course the students should be able to:
•Understand the main functioning principles of the most common industrial sensors and actuators.
•Understand the main logic-based models that support design of PLC programs
•Design PLC programs that are able to interpret the information collected from a set of sensors and convert that information into the corresponding actuation.
•Design PLC programs that can communicate with other programs in other PLCs.
•Understand the main challenges related with human machine interaction.
Prerequisites: (applicable to students admitted to the course is offered within the program, see “to:” above)

Course content

  1. Introduction
  2. Boolean Algebra and Logic Circuits
    a.Logic gates: AND, OR, NAND, NOR, NOT, XOR, XNOR.
    b.Truth tables
    c.Logic functions
    d.Boolean Laws
    e.Karnaugh maps
    f.State Machines
  3. PLC Programming
    a.IEC 61131-3 Programming languages overview
    b.Ladder Diagrams
    c.Structured Text
    d.Communication
  4. Sensors
    a.Important Characteristics
    b.Main Industrial Sensors (Overview)
  5. Actuators
    a.Pneumatic
    b.Hydraulic
    c.Electric
  6. Human-machine-interaction (Overview)

Teaching and working methods

Lectures and laboratory work.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G2 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Industrial Automation - project 

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Mats Björkman

Examiner

Luis Ribeiro

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
Recommended self-study hours: 116 h

Course literature

Föresläsningsanteckningar
Föresläsningsanteckningar
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 2 credits

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