It is a consolidated course designed to give a complete understanding of all the aspects of industrial automation project lifecycle. It covers all the components of Automation from Basic fundamentals to Advance programming aspects.
A regular program in which a participant once enrolled starts with his basics in Industrial Automation & has a gradual growth approach in learning each technology in Automation. Hence, the program is tailor made to suite the quick and changing requirements of the industry.
This program covers:
Introduction to Automation
This topics Cover following:
System-Automation is control of a system/equipment. The participants get to know what is a system and what is it that is exactly automated in a system. It gives an overview of the mechanical/electrical aspects of the system.
Pneumatics Technology-Pneumatic components are the components that work on AIR supply. In a system/equipment various pneumatic components are used as actuators namely-
- Cylinders - are used to perform various actions like gripping, locating pins, sorting of components etc.
- Valves – cylinders are controlled using solenoid valves. Different types of valves can be selected as per application : 3/2, 5/2, 5/3 etc.
- Once the basics are covered the student is trained in electro pneumatics which is very essential for PLC based controlled systems.
This section gives a complete understanding of the different components in a pneumatic system. The hands-on practical on the In-house TTIM Pneumatic Element Panel helps the participants understand the working of each component in detail.
Sensor Technology-Most of the automation systems are closed loop systems i.e. to have a better control they have a feedback mechanism in place. This feedback system used is Sensors. This section introduces the participants to the Sensors, their types(Digital/Analog) and working. It also helps to understand the designing aspects i.e. which sensor to use when and the output of each sensor. The TTIM platform with its various sensor setup helps the participant practically understand sensors better.
Electrical Systems and Design :This topic covers concepts of controls designing for a project, Selection of components (Power and Control), Panel designing, Electrical wiring and BOM.
Variable Frequency Drives(VFD)-Motors are extensively used in automation systems in varied applications viz. conveyors, gantry systems, robots etc.Motors are controlled using different methods like Starters, Drives.With the On-the-Job programing of the in-house setup of STARTER Panel; the participants get a complete understanding of the different motor Starter methods i.e. the DOL(Direct Online Starters), Star-Delta Starters.
The participants are also briefed on the principle and working of Variable Frequency Drives. This section covers the detailed wiring schematics of VFD and motor. It also covers understanding and setting of the drive parameters.
The TTIM Platform with its motor and drive setup helps the participants understand the wiring better. It also covers the mechanical aspects of Motor mounting and coupling with the system using Gearbox and understanding of the Motor Nameplate and its parameters.
Relay Technology-Relays are extensively used in the automation industry for isolation and control. Besides, PLC Ladder logic has evolved into a programming language that represents a program by a graphical diagram based on the circuit diagrams of relay logic hardware.Hence emphasis is given on understanding Relays and their working. The participants are introduced to Coil / NO / NC contacts and the changeover of contacts when the relay coil energizes. This helps the participants with their PLC programming concepts.With the hands-on practicals on the TTIM Relay Panel - the concepts of working of relays, sequencing, Latching and timers are also Cleared.
A major part of automation industry is driven by the Process industry. P&IDs are extensively used in the Process Industry to depict the signal flow i.e. it shows the piping of the process flow together with the installed equipment and instrumentation.
This section covers:
- The complete understanding of the components of P&IDs, the symbols and concepts.
- The in-depth understanding of analog sensors and actuators with their methods of transmissions.
- The different control loops – Cascade, Feed forward, ratio control, etc.
- Basic of PID control and tuning
Programing of PLCs
PLCs are the main heart of the automation system. PLC is the controller used to control the
plant/process/system/machine.This program starts from basics of definitions to development
of projects, while implementing the same on our award winning TTIM platforms.The course is
focused on learning of PLC technology right from basic fundaments of PLC to complex
PLC Learning is designed with a 90% practical:10 % theory ratio hence making understanding easy and better.
The participants get a complete understanding on:
- The basic concepts of a PLC and its block diagram
- Interfacing of the actuators and sensors with the PLC
- PLC scan - how a PLC actually executes a logic
- Different PLC architectures ( standlone, DCS, PLC to PLC/ 3rd party device communication, Redundant systems, etc..)
- Networking(RS232, RS485/422, Ethernet, etc) of PLCs and Protocols( DF1, Controlnet, Devicenet, Profibus, Profinet, CAN, etc...)
- IEC 61131 programing languages for PLC - Ladder, STL, IL, SFC and FBDs
The participants learn new instructions(Latching, Timers, Counters, Mathematical, Compare, Scaling etc.) as they develop and implement these instructions in programs.
Emphasis is given on communications and downloading of the program to the actual PLC thus increasing the hands-on experience of troubleshooting with the PLC.
The Most premium and commonly used brands of PLCs are covered in the course -Allen Bradley (AB), Siemens and Delta.
SCADA is extensively used in the Process industry for remote monitoring and control of the plant/ system which is geographically wide spread.SCADA learning is designed with an industry based project approach, which helps understand and learn the features of SCADA easily.
- Static screen development: depicting the complete plant in different screens.
- Dynamic linking: Communications with the PLC and animation of SCADA objects according to the status on the field.
- Trending: viewing the X-Y plots of different parameters for analysis.
- Configuring Alarms, recipes and report generation.
- Securities: Defining authentications/access controls to individuals on plant floor
SCADA packages - RS View 32, Factory Talk View Studio (Site Edition), Siemens - Win CC.
HMI (Human Machine Interface) :
HMI is a device that acts as an interface between the PLC and the operator. The participants learn the configuration and programing of HMI using a project based approach.
Static screen development, Dynamic linking, Trending, Alarm setup and securities. Complete attention is given from project development to downloading the project to the HMI and communications between PLC and HMI.
HMI software's covers: Factory Talk View Studio (Machine Edition)
Control Hardware Design:
The topic covers the electrical designing concepts of the industrial automation project. It gives an overview of an industrial automation project life cycle phases.
- How to select a PLC for an application
- Selecting different paneling components - SMPS, Transformers, switch gears, drives, etc….
- Panel dimensioning and layout.
- Wiring diagram generation - Power , control, field wiring.
- Cable scheduling and sizing.
- BOM (Bill of material) generation.
A project based approach is used in learning electrical design.
Project Integration will give you the opportunity to put the theory and skills into practice with the delivery of a challenging project covering critical stages of the project.