Checking date: 29/09/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Design and analysis of automated processes
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: CASTRO GONZALEZ, ALVARO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Industrial Automation
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Basic competences o Advanced knowledge in automated processes (CB1). o Professional application of acquired knowledge. (CB2). General competences o Problem-solving capability in an autonomous way (CG1). o Capability of designing automated processes (CG3). o Knowledge of design and simulation tools of automated processes (CG9). Specific competences o Ability to analyse, design, simulate, and optimize automated processes (ECRT6).
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to the course a. Rules and evaluation b. Review of concepts c. General terms definitions (PLC, SCADA, RTU (remote terminal unit), DCS (distributed control system), ¿) d. Industry 4.0 2. Flexible manufacturing systems and Lean manufacturing a. History b. Principles c. Pros and cons d. Examples of application 3. Information management a. CIM architectures b. CIMOSA (Computer Integrated Manufacturing Open System Architecture) c. Communication protocols d. Field buses e. Industrial Ethernet f. Cloud information management 4. Material management a. Strategies for material management b. Automated storage and retrieval systems c. Automated guide vehicles 5. SCADA systems a. Requirements and definition b. Components and architectures c. Human-machine interface d. Security 6. Analysis and simulation tools a. Goals b. Methods c. Tools d. Examples 7. Quality management a. What is quality management? b. Quality planning c. Quality control d. Quality improvement e. Quality assurance f. Examples
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical lessons and doubts solving sessions, support sessions and student personal work; this is aimed at the acquisition of theoretical knowledge. Laboratory and problem solving sessions, support sessions and student personal work; this is aimed at the acquisition of practical abilities.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • -. Slides and problems available in Aula Global. -.
  • David Bailey, Edwin Wright. Practical SCADA for industry. Elsevier. 2003
  • J. Balcels y J.L. Romeral. . Autómatas Programables.. Marcombo..
  • J. R. Tony Arnold, Stephen N. Chapman, Lloyd M. Clive. Introduction to Materials Management, SIXTH EDITION . Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • James A. Regh. Computer Integrated Manufaturing (third edition). Prentice Hall. 2004
  • Piedrafita Moreno, Ramón.. Ingeniería de la automatización industrial. Ra-Ma. 2003
Additional Bibliography
  • Mike Wilson. Implementation of robot systems : an introduction to robotics, automation, and successful systems integration in manufacturing. Elsevier.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.