Industrial Management

Automation 1 (Actuators and Sensors)

Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS

 

Course content

• Introduction and applications of automation technology
• Automation pyramid
• Basic principles of measurement technology
• Types of signals
• Measurement errors
• In-depth view of selected sensor systems
• Possibilities and practical fields of application of sensors
• Basic principles of hydro-mechanics and pneumatics
• Engineering components of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical actuating drives
• Documentation and switch signals
• Servos
• In-depth view of selected actuators
• Possible usage and practical applications of actuators
• Bus systems
• Interplay of sensors and actuators

Learning outcomes

Students are able to
• explain basic terms effects and solutions in automation
• analyse technical problems concerning automation
• interpret the use automation in industry
• model the structure and key components of a sensor (from a sensor element to the intersection).
• explain in detail the most important sensors (temperature, pressure, proximity switch, etc.)
• explain disturbance variables and their influence on sensors
• explain key actuators in detail.
• understand the application fields and interconnections of actuators and sensor
• apply the basic principles of sensors and actuators in case studies and projects

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books:
• Hesse: Sensoren für die Prozess- und Fabrikautomation
• Gevatter: Automatisierungstechnik 1
• Hering: Sensoren in Wissenschaft und Technik
• Gerke: Elektrische Maschinen und Aktoren – Eine anwendungsorientierte
Einführung.
• Watter: Hydraulik und Pneumatik – Grundlagen und Übungen – Anwendungen und
Simulation.
• Favre-Bulle: Automatisierung komplexer Industrieprozesse,
• Früh et al: Handbuch der Prozessautomatisierung
• Ahrens et al.: Informationsorientierte Leittechnik
• Zeichen/Fürst: Automatisierte Industrieprozesse

The lecturer agrees to pass on an updated list of recommended literature to the students in accordance with the syllabus.
Journals

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Science-Tech

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam and continuous assessment