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Mechanical systems automation

01VJEQD, 01VJENE

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Meccanica (Mechanical Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Meccanica - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 59
Esercitazioni in aula 12
Esercitazioni in laboratorio 9
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Colombo Federico   Professore Associato ING-IND/13 59 12 18 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/13 8 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria meccanica
2022/23
The subject is aimed at providing the knowledge of different automation systems currently used in industry and provides the base for the design and programming of such systems. The teaching objectives can be listed here below: o programming PLC o learn the basis of discrete and continuous control o know the principle of operation of the main industrial devices used in automation
The subject aims at providing the basic knowledge on the automation systems currently used in industry, emphasizing the aspect of design and programming of such systems. The professional profile that the course intends to train is the designer of automatic and mechatronic systems. The teaching objectives can be listed here below: o programming PLC o learn the basis of discrete and continuous control o know the principle of operation of the main industrial devices used in automation.
The student will be able to solve also complex problems concerning automation by simplification of the problem in single phases and translate this in a program to implement in a programmable logic controller (PLC).
At the end of the course the student will be asked to: • remember the main devices of an automatic system • understand the problems involved in the automation of a process and implement the most suitable programming technique • analyse also complex problems concerning automation by simplification in single phases • implement in a programmable logic controller (PLC) the program • apply the knowledge on control systems in order to set-up simple closed loop control systems
Previous knowledge on applied mechanics isrequested. Base knowledge on pneumatics and control on mechanical systems is also appreciated.
Previous knowledge on applied mechanics isrequested. Base knowledge on pneumatics and control on mechanical systems is also appreciated.
The lessons will be delivered according to the following modules. 1) Introduction to automation 2) Automation devices 3) Logical algebra 4) Programmable Logic Controllers 5) PLC: working principles and programming 6) Design techniques of automatic discrete control systems 7) SFC language 8) Continuous control systems 9) Fuzzy control systems 10) Digital acquisition systems
The lessons will be delivered according to the following modules. 1) Introduction to automation 2) Automation devices 3) Logical algebra 4) Programmable Logic Controllers 5) PLC: working principles and programming 6) Design techniques of automatic discrete control systems 7) SFC language 8) Continuous control systems 9) Fuzzy control systems 10) Digital acquisition systems
Laboratory activities: 1) Pressure control in a reservoir 2) Fuzzy control of an inverted pendulum 3) PLC programming in Ladder language
Laboratory activities: 1) Pressure control in a reservoir 2) Fuzzy control of an inverted pendulum 3) PLC programming in Ladder language
The lessons will cover 71 hours. 9 hours are scheduled for the laboratory activities.
The subject is organized in 62 hours of lessons, 9 hours of class tutorials and 9 hours of practical lab modules. The lessons will be carried out alternating moments of knowledge transmission with moments that facilitate the active learning, for example with the proposal of exercises or multiple answers questions for self assessment. Instruments such as wooclap or padlet will help the interaction between students and teacher. The class tutorials are organized in groups; each group will work on real problems and students will have to translate in ladder language the specifications required for the problem. The lab modules will concern three main topics of the course: • fuzzy control of an inverse pendulum on cart • Ladder and SFC programming of PLC • open and closed loop control of the pressure in a reservoir with PLC
V.Viktorov, F.Colombo, "Automation of mechanical systems: a base course", CLUT.
V.Viktorov, F.Colombo, "Automation of mechanical systems: base course", CLUT.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula);
Exam: Written test;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test;
The exam will verify the knowledge of the student on the theoretical topics encountered in lessons and the ability in solving exercises. Open or multiple answers questions will be proposed, together with exercises during a written exam of 2 hours duration. The exam is intended to verify the learning outcomes of the course, which are essentially the capacity to program in ladder language a PLC in order to be able to operate in real problems. During the exam it is not allowed to consult books or other support material. The calculator is needed. No oral examinations are scheduled. The maximum score of the written examination is 30. This score will be summed with the score of the report about the programming group activities carried out in classroom (min -3 points, max +3 points).
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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