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CODE 86795
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/04
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The rapid evolution of technology in industrial automation systems requires closer integration between the devices in the shopfloor and the rest of the company. This integration requires intelligent devices for data collection and the ability to transform data into usable information. This course deals with providing tools and methodologies to achieve this integration, with particular reference to the automation of manufacturing industries.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing the modeling and methodological tools for the formalization and resolution of some important decision-making and management problems in the context of industrial systems. During the course, planning, scheduling and control problems will be formalized and solved according to the framework proposed by the ANSI/ISA-95 international standard. Special focus will be devoted to the primary and support functions given by the Manufacturing Execution System (MES). At the end of the course, the student will be able to position an industrial automation problem in the context of ANSI/ISA-95 and to formalize and to solve decision-making problems, using proper methods and tools.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS: make the student aware of the complex work done on the information related to a production process, starting from the control at shopfloor level, passing through the different functionalities of the manufactiring operation management (MES/MOM), to get to the final planning activities of an ERP.

At the end of the course, the student will be aware of the different methodological and technological aspects of such information processes.

PREREQUISITES

No prerequisite

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons and exercises in different software environments (among which Matlab)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  1. Introduction (4h + 2h):
    1. Introduction to the Course
    2. Architectural Models in Industrial Automation
    3. Manufacturing Methods: Batch production, Job Production, Flow Production
    4. Improvement Methods (Lean Manufacturing, Reliability-centered Maintenance, Zero Defects…)
    5. Information and Communication Standards (ISA-88, ISA-95, ERP, IEC 62264, B2MML …)
    6. Matlab Basic Exercise 1.1 
  1. Field Level and Direct Control (8h + 4h):

    1. Shopfloor Description and Examples
    2. SCADA, PLC, DCS
    3. Linear quadratic optimal control, Linear Quadratic Tracking, PID
    4. Matlab Exercise 2.1: Generate Ladder Logic Diagrams (https://www.plcfiddle.com/)
    5. Matlab Exercise 2.2: LQ control in discrete time system, tracking, and PID
  1. Manufacturing Execution Systems (24h + 12h):
    1. Definition and Models
    2. Who’s Who in MES
    3. MES Primary Functions: Planning System Interface; Work Orders; Work Stations; Inventory / Materials; Material Movement; Data Collection; Exception Management
    4. MES Support Functions: Maintenance; Time and Attendance; Statistical Process Control; Quality Assurance; Process Data; Documentation Management; Genealogy; Supplier Management.
    5. Scheduling methods
    6. Process control and quality control
    7. Matlab Exercise 3.1: Single Machine Scheduling: SPT, EDD
    8. Matlab Exercise 3.2: Single Machine Scheduling: Moore; Flow Shop Scheduling: Johnson
    9. Matlab Exercise 3.3: Job Shop Scheduling
    10. Matlab Exercise 3.4: Dynamic Programming for Scheduling
    11. Matlab Exercise 3.5: Stochastic Scheduling
    12. Matlab Exercise 3.6: Run and Trend Charts, Time Plots in Statistical Process Control. Scatter Diagrams and Control Charts in Statistical Process Control
  1. MRP, MRPII and ERP Systems (8h + 4h):
    1. Definition and Models (Make to Order, Make to Stock)
    2. Introduction to Basic Problems at Planning Level
    3. Exercise 4.1: Inventory Control Basic Example
    4. Exercise 4.2: Demand Prediction Basic Example
  1. Use Cases (6h):
    1. Definition of Use Cases by a MES/ERP developer

 

Total: 72h

  • Lectures: 44 hours; Hands-on: 28 hours

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture slides and recorded lessons.

Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ROBERTO SACILE (President)

ENRICO ZERO

RICCARDO MINCIARDI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Project and oral interview

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Interview

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
03/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
08/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
04/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale