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CODE 84102
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/12
TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course proposes an practical application of typical automation concepts and components. A test setup is the base for and experimentation based on a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC),sensors and an industrial communication BUS.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Ability to integrate measurements and sensors in an automation system, based on a a programmable logic controller.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Ability to identify problems in practical sensors applications, and their calibration. Comprehension of main PLC characteristics and ability to select a device given a specific application.

Basic PLC programming capacity using Ladder and Structured text languages, including routines for BUS communication.

PREREQUISITES

Elements of measurements and informatics will be useful for this course.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures regarding basic theory of operation of automation devices, sensors, communication systems and other devices included in the experimental setup.

Laboratory activity with guided development of simple applications. Final project development in small groups of students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Historical PLC introduction; PLC working cycle; PLC interface with sensors and actuators; IEC 61131 programming languages and structure.

Ladder and structured text programming, State machine architecture

Measurement chains for position and force measurements in automation. Sensors calibration.

ISO-OSI BUS structure; BUS communication with  an actuator.

Application to an automation project on a laboratory test setup with PLC sensors, and linear positioner.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Instructor will provide students with proper study material, including lectures presentations and technical material such as data sheets and manuals.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

VITTORIO BELOTTI (President)

FRANCESCO CRENNA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consist in two parts:

                Realization of an automation project to be developed in small students groups, with a project report to be delivered before the oral part

                An oral discussion based on the project report and an open discussion on a course topic.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The evaluation considers the capacity to implement concepts in a practical application. The ability to write a synthetic but comprehensive and clear report. The comprehension of main automation concepts given in the course.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
13/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION