A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) is an industrial computer control system that continuously monitors the state of input devices and makes decisions based upon a custom program to control the state of output devices.Almost any production line, machine function, or process can be greatly enhanced using this type of control system.
This course is specially for students preparing for a career in manufacturing industry who need to have the right knowledge of PLC applications , instructions ,programming, trouble shooting , interfacing. The course starts from the Basics as we have different persons coming from different backgrounds with varied experiences and we need to start from a common ground .
Allen Bradely , Mitsubishi, Messung and Siemens PLCs are covered. AC Drives , MMI and SCADA are also an integral part of automation , they all are included in the higher syllabus .Real Life Case Studies and Application Examples will be taken to make the short course truly beneficial . The sharing of experience and ideas amongst participants helps in increasing the knowledge of individuals.
An HMI is typically local to one machine or piece of equipment, and is the interface method between the human and the equipment/machine. An Operator interface is the interface method by which multiple equipment that are linked by a host control system is accessed or controlled.
Instrumentation is the use of measuring instruments to monitor and control a process. It is the art and science of measurement and control of process variables within a production, laboratory, or manufacturing area.An instrument is a device that measures a physical quantity such as flow, temperature, level, distance, angle, or pressure. Instruments may be as simple as direct reading thermometers or may be complex multi-variable process analyzers. Instruments are often part of a control system in refineries, factories, and vehicles.
The control of processes is one of the main branches of applied instrumentation. Instrumentation can also refer to handheld devices that measure some desired variable. Diverse handheld instrumentation is common in laboratories, but can be found in the household as well. For example, a smoke detector is a common instrument found in most western homes.
An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The reverse of this would be the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy and is done by an electric generator.
A variable-frequency drive (VFD) (also termed adjustable-frequency drive, variable-speed drive, AC drive, micro drive or inverter drive) is a type of adjustable-speed drive used in electro-mechanical drive systems to control AC motor speed and torque by varying motor input frequency and voltage.