MEASUREMENT AND MECHATRONICS LAB

MEASUREMENT AND MECHATRONICS LAB

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Last update 30/06/2021 14:08
Code
84102
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8784 Mechanical Engineering (L-9) LA SPEZIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
LA SPEZIA (Mechanical Engineering)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

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

Ricevimento: By appointment (francesco.crenna@unige.it)

LESSONS

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.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION