26000 - Industrial Automation

DESCRIPTION & CONTEXTUALISATION OF THE SUBJECT

DESCRIPTION
Industrial Automation is an engineering discipline that aims to improve manufacturing processes, in terms of quality, cost
and efficiency, using electronic systems, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or combinations of them. It is therefore an
interdisciplinary field, which enables students to develop automation projects in industrial environments.
Industrial Automation has become one of the key pieces to increase the competitiveness of enterprises in virtually all
industrial sectors. Because of this, it is evident the need for professionals with the skills to face automation projects.
REQUIREMENTS
Industrial Automation is an interdisciplinary field that requires knowledge and skills acquired in other subjects. For this
reason, it is recommended to have completed the following subjects:
2nd Year:
- Industrial Electronics.
- Automation and Control.
3rd Year:
- Digital Electronics
- Industrial Informatics.
- Automatic Control.
CONTEXTUALIZATION WITH OTHER SUBJECTS
The interdisciplinary nature of the subject makes it to inegrate skills, knowledge and abilities of subjects also studied in
3rd Year as:
- Digital Electronics Systems.
- Electronic Instrumentation.
- Robotics.
Likewise, there are subjects of 4th year for which it would be necessary to pursue this matter, including:
- Digital Control
- Advanced Control Techniques.
- Design and simulation of advanced electronic circuits.
- Telecommunications in Industry.
- Final Work.

 

COMPETENCIES/LEARNING RESULTS FOR THE SUBJECT

Description: Conventional automatisms: Sequential and concurrent. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY MODULE SKILLS: INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS
TEEOI.8. Knowledge of automatic regulation and control techniques and their application to the industrial automation.
TEEOI.11. Ability to design control and industrial automation systems.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
-. Ability to identify and analyze subsystems and electronic devices used in industrial process automation
-. Ability to design, develop and manage comprehensive project design and implementation of control systems and
processes applied to industrial automation. 
-. Ability to handle programming tools for commonly used devices in industrial processes automation.
-. Ability to handle technical documentation from manufacturers needed for the improvement and integratation of different
modules in industrial processes automation
-. Ability to adequately communicate knowledge, procedures and results, using specific vocabulary and terminology from
the area of industrial automation, with the appropriate means for it.
-. Work effectively in multidisciplinary and multilingual environments by integrating skills and knowledge to make decisions
in the field of industrial automation.

 

THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

Theory programme
Part I: Industrial Automatisms.
Theme 1: Introduction to Industrial Automatisms.
Brief historic description. General definition of an automatism. Concepts, models, architectures. Areas of application in
industry.
Theme 2: The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
Internal architecture. Operation Cycle. Memory Areas. Programming languages (IEC 61131-3).
Theme 3: Sensors and actuators.
Description of common use sensors and actuators in industrial automation.
Theme 4: Specific interfaces I/O.
Classification of I/O interfaces. Digital interfaces. Analogue interfaces.
Theme 5: Specific applications: Industrial Motion.
Description of basic elements in industrial motion control.

Theme 6: Design and implementation of systems based on PLC.
Devices, criteria and norm to use in PLCs installation.
Part II: Industrial Controllers.
Theme 7: Basic control actions. Regulation structures.
Description of basic control actions and different regulation structures used in industry .
Theme 8: Industrial Controllers.
Characteristics. Programming menus. Description of integrated functions.
Part III: Industrial Communications
Theme 9: Industrial communications.
General concepts of industrial communications.
Theme 10: Serial communication, field buses, Ethernet.
Devices and protocols. Applications programming.
Theme 11: Control and monitoring: SCADA.
Control and supervision of automation applications

Laboratory programme
Part I: Industrial Automatisms.
Practical lesson 1. Automation and operation of a real pneumatic process by GRAFCET norm.
Practical lesson 2. Automation and operation of an industrial machining centre by SFC language.
Practical lesson 3. Use of Structered Text (ST) for the design of industrial automatisms.
Practical lesson 4. Design and operation of a transport and quality control system for automatic bottling.
Practical lesson 5. Design and operation of a data-logger system for temperature measurements of an industrial furnace.
Practical lesson 6. Design and operation of a automatic control system for an industrial furnace.
Practical lesson 7. Design and operation of a motion system for an industrial freight lift.
Part II: Industrial Controllers.
Practical lesson 8. Design and operation of a temperature control system for manufacturing SMD circuits by mean of an
industrial controller.
Part III: Industrial Communications
Practical lesson 9. Design and operation of an SCADA system to monitor by Ethernet communications a vehicle
production.

 

METHODS

Active methodologies will be followed, particularly the problems based learning (PBL/ABP): real industrial applications are
presented and the students will have to face them identifying, experimenting and offering automation, control and
communications solutions.Collaborative learning techniques will be used in specific activities.

 

TYPES OF TEACHING

Type of teaching M S GA GL GO
Classroom hours 30     30  
Hours of study outside the classroom 30     60  

Legend: M: Lecture S: Seminario GA: Pract.Class.Work GL: Pract.Lab work GO: Pract.computer wo
GCL: Clinical Practice TA: Workshop TI: Ind. workshop GCA: Field workshop

 

ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS

- Final assessment system

 

TOOLS USED & GRADING PERCENTAGES

- Extended written exam 60%
- INDIVIDUAL TECHNICAL REPORTS (RESOLUTION OF REAL PROBLEMS IN THE LABORATORY) 40%

 

ORDINARY EXAM CALL: GUIDELINES & DECLINING TO SIT

Remarks :
First test:

- Evaluation of competencies related to theoretical concepts and exercises:
Final examination: 6 points. (60% final mark).
In order to pass this module, it is necessary to obtain a minimum of 3 points.

- Evaluation of competencies related to practical lessons:
Written report: 4 points. (40% final mark).
In order to pass this module, it is necessary to obtain a minimum “pass” mark in each one of the
reports.

- In case of passing any of the modules, the mark is valid until the 2nd test.
El alumnado que quiera renunciar a la evaluación continuada o renunciar a la convocatoria ordinaria lo hará en las
condiciones que marca la normativa en vigor.
The students who would not want to follow the continuous assesment or to renounce to the final test should follow the
conditions marked by the actual norms

 

EXTRAORDINARY EXAM CALL: GUIDELINES & DECLINING TO SIT

Second test:
- Evaluation of competences related to theoretical concepts and exercises:
Final examination: 6 points. (60% final mark).
In order to pass this module, it is necessary to obtain a minimum of 3 points.
- Evaluation of competencies related to practical lessons:
Written report: 4 points. (40% final mark).
In case of not uploading written reports, this competencies will be assessed by means of a practical test : 4
points. (40% final mark)
In order to pass this module, it is necessary to obtain a minimum pass mark in each one of the
reports, or to pass the practical test (mark >= 2 points) in each case.
The students who want to renounce to the final test should follow the conditions marked by the actual norms

 

COMPULSORY MATERIALS

- Industrial Automation. G. Garcia.
Campus Virtual/ Plataforma Egela/ Industrial Automation.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Basic bibliography

- Communications and Computer Networks. Stalling.W. Ed. Prentice Hall.
- SYSMAC CJ1M- Programming Manual.
- E5CK Industrial Controller - Programming Manual.
- V1000 Frecuency Converter - Programming Manual.

In-depth bibliography

- SCADA: Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. Boyer A. ISA, 1999.
- Programmable controllers. BRYAN, L. A. / BRYAN, E. A. Ed. Industrial Text.

Journals

- InTech: http://www.isa.org/InTechTemplate.cfm?Section=InTech_Home1

Useful websites

- International Society of Automation - ISA: http://www.isa.org/
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE: http://www.ieee.org/portal/site
- OMRON: http://www.omron-industrial.com/es_es/home/
- BECKHOFF : http://www.beckhoff.es/
- SIEMENS: http://www.siemens.es/index.jsp
- ROCKWELL AUTOMATION: http://www.rockwellautomation.com/index.html
- FESTO: http://www.festo.com