Checking date: 07/11/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Industrial Automation
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)


Department assigned to the subject: Systems Engineering and Automation Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


- To know the basic fundaments of the Industrial Systems. - To know the fundaments of automation and control methods. - The students acquire and understand the knowledge about the modelling and the automation of industrial processes by using professional hardware and software tools. - To get the ability of modelling and simulating discrete events systems using State Diagrams and SFCs. - To know the usual technology used in the industry for systems automation. - To get the capacity of designing control and automation systems for discrete events systems. - To get the ability of solving industrial processes automation problems using specific computational tools: sensors selection, actuators, modelling, and programming PLCs using professional software. - To generate professional documentation related to simple projects.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Presentation and Introduction of the subject. 2. Discrete events system modelling. 2.1 State Diagrams 2.2 SFC 3. Introduction to automation technologies. 3.1 Wiring and programmable systems 3.2 PLC hardware. 4. PLCs programming languages 4.1 Ladder (LD) 4.2 Functional diagram (SFC) 5. Actuators 5.1 Electric engines. 5.2 Hydraulic actuators 5.3 Pneumatic (actuators, valves, symbology) 6. Sensors 6.1 Classification 6.2 Features 6.3 Types of sensors 7. Introduction to field buses.
Learning activities and methodology
- Theoretical lessons and doubts solving sessions in aggregated groups, tutorial support sessions and student personal work; related to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS). - Laboratory and problem solving sessions in reduced groups, tutorial support sessions and student personal work; related to the acquisition of practical abilities (3 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • John, Karl-Heinz. IEC 61131-3, programming industrial automation systems : concepts and programming languages, requirements for programming systems, aids to decision-making tools.. *. 1995
  • *. International Standard IEC 1131-3. IEC.. *. 1993
  • Bonfatti, Flavio. IEC 1131-3 programming methodology : [software engineering methods for industrial automated systems]. *. 1997
  • J. Balcels y J.L. Romeral. Autómatas Programables. Marcombo. 2000
  • Piedrafita Moreno, Ramón.. Ingeniería de la automatización industrial.. Ra-Ma. 2003
  • R.W. Lewis. Programming Industrial Control Systems Using IEC 1131-3. IEEE. 2000
Additional Bibliography
  • G. Michel. Autómatas Programables. Arquitecturas y Aplicaciones . Marcombo Boixareu. 1990
  • Romera, Juan Pedro. Automatización : problemas resueltos con autómatas programables. . Paraninfo. 2001
  • V.A. Martinez. Automatización con Autómatas Programables. Ra-Ma. 1991

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.