Instrumentation and Control


The student will configure and program 2 controllers commonly used in industrial to control processes:

  1. An All-in-One Controller which features PLC ladder logic, a graphical used interface and digital & analog I/O interfaces
  2. A PID Temperature Controller

The characteristics and principles of operation of electrical, electronic and mechanical sensors/actuators are investigated. Concepts such as feedback, steady state error, disturbances, ON/OFF controllers, proportional, integral and derivative controllers will be examined to show that proper control system design leads to systems that are efficiently and adequately controlled.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the operation and characteristics of sensors and actuators, including their required signal conditioning and digital interfacing.

  2. Configure and program Operator Control Systems to read sensors, display information on a HMI, and control output devices.

  3. Analyse various control concepts including open loop, closed loop, relays, motor control, sequential control, process control, PID control.

  4. Program PID Temperature Controllers for applications which require ON/OFF control, continuous modulated control etc.

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