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 electropneumatics 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.
P&IDs (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams)-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
With the interactive session of creating one's own P&IDs the participants get a complete hang of the topic.