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Course Objectives

Today's fierce industry competition necessitates high-quality, consistent products at a reasonable price. To meet this problem, a variety of businesses are experimenting with novel product designs and integrated manufacturing procedures, as well as automated devices. Industrial automation is one of the most notable and impactful steps toward solving complicated real time problem. By using new, creative, and integrated technologies and services, industrial automation makes it possible to improve product quality, reliability, and production rate while lowering manufacturing and design costs. The course covers both theoretical and practical aspect of industrial automation through Fluid power and PLC for solving real time applications problems.

Course Duration: 4 Weeks
Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, the learners will be able to

  • Explain the construction, working and control strategies of different industrial drives and valves.
  • Design pneumatic and Electro pneumatic circuits for solving real time problems.
  • Design Hydraulic and proportional hydraulic circuits for Industry 4.0 applications.
  • Develop PLC program for low level industrial applications.
Course Contents

Module-1- Fluid Power Automation- Introduction Introduction- Classification of Fluid Power automation (FPA) - Significance of FPA- Gas Law- Direction flow and pressure control valves- Directional control valve - 3/2-way valve - 4/2-way valve - 5/2-way valve - Shuttle valve - check valve - Pressure control valve - Simple and compound relief valve, pressure reducing valve, sequence valve, counter balance valve. Flow control valve.

Module-2- Pneumatic & Hydraulic Circuits Design requirements-Speed control circuits, Direct Flow control circuits- OR, AND Function - Penumo hydraulic circuit, Fail safe circuit, Sequential circuit and cascade circuit design for real time industry applications - Simulation demonstration of sequential and cascade circuit.

Module-3- Electro Pneumatic and Proportional Hydraulic circuits Introduction to relay and solenoid - Electro Pneumatic control - Solenoid actuated valves - Circuit diagram - Sequential circuit and cascade circuit design - Proportional Hydraulic circuit operation- Simulation demonstration of electro sequential and cascade circuit.

Module-4- Introduction to PLC PLC architecture - I/O Section -Discrete I/O Modules - Analog I/O Modules-Special I/O Modules -I/O Specifications- PLC functions - PLC Programming Languages-PLC Modes of Operation - Designing a Ladder Diagram for large process -Programming Timers-Programming counters.

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