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Industrial Informatics and Automation SAIR601-17

ECTS 5 | P 30 | A 15 | L 30 | K 0 | ISVU 175223 | Academic year: 2020./2021.

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Course lecturers

FILKO DAMIR, Associate


Introduce students to the aims of controlling a complex production process by introducing informatisation and automatic process control systems (ranging from the relationship with a technical process and control system to the process monitoring system and production itself). Present the application of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), SCADA system and industrial communication system all of which are the foundations for the practical realisation of the automatic process control systems, industrial systems, transport systems, etc.

Conditions for enrollment

Requirements met for enrolling in the third year of the study programme

Course description

Production system and industrial plant. Tasks of production system control and their stratification. Informatisation and automation of production systems. Basic structure of process automation system. Practical examples. System for acquisition and representation of process values. Automatic process control system. Digital implementation of controller. Process computer and programmable logic controller (PLC). Connecting process computer to the process. Operate unit – central unit in the process automation system. Operate unit structures: central and decentral, hierarchical and distributed. Supervisory unit – subsystem for operator-production system interface, including the process database. Structures of supervisory unit. Automation components for building of operate and supervisory unit. Communication systems in industry. General purpose information transfer technologies/standards typically used as basis of some industrial communication standards. Communication technologies at the process level. PLC networks. Software and programming tools in automation systems. Examples of complete control and supervision systems in automated production. Design and maintenance of automation systems.

Knowledge and skills acquired

This course introduces students to the tasks of the production control and building of automation system. Laboratory practice enables students to gain knowledge of PLC programming and methodology of practical control system implementation.

Teaching methods

Lectures and laboratory practice.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Student assessment

Laboratory practice tests and final examination.

Obligatory literature

1. 1 Mohammad Ayoub Khan Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovations and Solutions IGI Global, 2012

2. 2 Crispin, A. J. Programmable Logic Controllers and their Engineering Applications McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1997.

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Recommended additional literature

1. 1 Perić, N. Automatizacija postrojenja i procesa - predavanja Zavodska skripta, FER, Zagreb, 2000.

Examination methods

The final examination consists of the written and the oral part.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. describe the means of controlling a complex production process and explain the terms of informatisation and automation in process control

2. describe the structure and working principles of a process computer and its realisation in terms of programmable logic controller (PLC)

3. write a simple control/user programme for PLC

4. describe the advantages and disadvantages of decentralisation in the realisation of automatic process control systems

5. describe the role and structure of SCADA as well as its main interfaces

6. define the requirements for the communication system on different control levels and choose the appropriate communication mean for a certain purpose

7. establish communication (with several communication standards) using Simatic equipment

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