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Industrial Automation

Code 15423
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Informatics, Automation and Control
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes Promote the application of knowledge, the ability of interpretation and understanding acquired to solve problems and design projects for industrial process automation. Obtain formation related to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC);
Know PLCs programming languages; Know to model Discrete Event Systems (DES);
Know to develop Petri nets;
Know DES properties and the methodologies to DES analysis and how these are related to industrial automation;
Analyse industrial automation solutions by analogy with DES;
Capable to carry out the supervision of industrial auotmation systems;
Capable to actively participate in this area assisting in further development or progress both the technical level or to the novel design.
Syllabus 1.Introduction to Automation. Introduction to devices used in industrial automation. Cable logic versus non-cable logic. Introduction to methodologies and problem description in industrial automation. Introduction to PLC. PLC components. Internal structure and operation. Input and output interfaces. Connection and communication between PLC.
2.PLC programming languages. Ladder diagram; Instruction List; Structured Text. Components of a typical programming language. Control flux structure Integrated development environment. GRAFCET: its standard and modeling techniques.
3.Discrete Event Systems (DES). DES Analysis methodologies, properties and modeling DES. Petri nets: dynamics and modelation. Expanded and restricted models. Net subclasses. DES and industrial automation. GRAFCET/Petri nets relation. Analysis of industrial automation solutions by analogy with DES.
4.Industrial automation systems supervision. Supervised control of DES. Controllers sinthesis. Industrial process control.
Main Bibliography [1] P.D. Gaspar, S. Mariano, Apontamentos de Automação Industrial - Introdução à Automação, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, 2016.
[2] P.D. Gaspar, S. Mariano, Apontamentos de Automação Industrial - Redes de Comunicação Industriais, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Edição de 2016.
[3] P.D. Gaspar, S. Mariano, Apontamentos de Automação Industrial - Introdução aos PLC Twido, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Edição de 2016.
[4] P.D. Gaspar, S. Mariano, Apontamentos de Automação Industrial – Redes de Petri, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Edição de 2016.
[5] J. Matias, L. Leote, Automatismos Industriais - Comando e Regulação, Didáctica Editora, 2000.
[6] A. Francisco, Autómatos Programáveis, 4ª ed., ETEP, 2009.
[7] L.A. Bryan; E.A. Bryan, Programmable controllers, Theory and Implementation, 2nd ed, Amer Technical Pub, 2003.
[8] C.D. Johnson, Controlo de Processos – Tecnologia da Instrumentação, Fund. C. Gulbenkian. 1999.
[9] F. Natale, Automação industrial, Érica, 2006.
[10] J.A. Rehg, H.W. Kraebber, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, 2005.
[11] M.P. Groover, Automation, Production Systems, and Computer Integrated, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall., 2007.
[12] [5] P.R. Silveira, W.E. Santos, Automação e controle discreto, Érica.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching methods adopted in the unit will be based on the top-down analysis of several cases that provides motivating for learning the subjects. The learning is based on guided reading, laboratory works developed with the aid of computational tools, a final project and bibliographic research. The unit is organized into two types of classes: Theoretical classes: Lectures on subject exposition, and study-discussion-resolution of cases (problems). Practical classes: Lectures of laboratory character where students perform laboratory works and a final project.
Calculation of final grade:
TAS - Analysis and Synthesis Work (15%)
Ex - Exercises (30%) PLC programming exercises series.
Pj - Industrial process automation project (35%). Industrial process automation project(s) with presentation and final discussion. Minimum approval grade for the project component is 10 (ten) values.
Pr - Exam (20%)

Final classification, CF: CF = TAS + Ex + Pj + Pr
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-15

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