AUTO07016 2013 CIM and SCADA 302 (Mechatronics O/L)

General Details

Full Title
CIM and SCADA 302 (Mechatronics O/L)
Transcript Title
CIM and SCADA
Code
AUTO07016
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
AUTO - Automation
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kevin Collins, Niall Colleary, Eamonn Reddin, Eamonn Price
Description

On completion of this module the student will  demonstrate improved skills in PLC, Hydraulics and Robot programming; the provision of solutions to advanced problems in PLC and Hydraulics including proportional hydraulics.The student will have gained an apprecation of machine vision systems and the configuration of soft sensors.

 

This subject aims to give the student the necessary skills to develop SCADA software applications using standard networking protocols and visual programming techniques

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Apply sequential function chart (aka Grafcet or state-transition) methods to control sequential processes including selective and parallel branching techniques.

2.

Develop a knowledge of number systems and data handling within a typical PLC system.

3.

Comprehend the hardware configuration of a typical Industry standard PLC

4.

Develop a knowledge of number systems and data handling within a typical PLC system.

5.

Comprehend the specific addressing configuration of an industry standard PLC and apply same to practical automation problems.

6.

Demonstrate an understanding of robotic systems and develop robotic programs.

7.

Understand the function and application of computer protocols

8.

Understand the deployment of SCADA software for the development of increasingly complex tasks

9.

Understand the function and application of the OSI protocol

10.

Be able to implement remote telemetry over a Client/Server architecture

11.

Understand OPC Server Client communication

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will engage with industry though industry guest lecturers.

Module Assessment Strategies

End of term writtten examination, continuous assessment via laboratory practicals.

Indicative Syllabus

PLC:

Hydraulics

Hydraulic power, Bernoulli's equation

Hydraulic fluids, reservoirs and distribution, filters

Hydraulic actuators, pumps and motors

Directional, flow and pressure control valves

Accumulators

Hydraulic circuits including metering, counterbalancing, use of regenerative  cylinders, quick approach, hydrostatic drive, sequencing and pressure offloading. 

Electro hydraulics

Servo and proportional valves, positional control, speed control

.

 

Robotics

Terminology, coordinate systems, robot configurations, drives and motors, velocity and positional feedback, end-of-arm tooling, gripper force calculations, robot programming strategies (on-line and off-line), programming using Melfa basic, point-to-point and continuous path control.

Machine Vision

Image processing, vision methods, edge detection, feature location, structured light, Moire fringe. Use of the DVT emulator, machine vision applications.

Indicative Practicals/Projects  

Safety

Demonstration of safe working practices in the workshop. Hazards associated with fluids under pressure, actuators in motion and electricity.

  

 

Hydraulics

Construction of commonly encountered basic power hydraulic circuits.

e.g. sequence, counterbalance, flow control, regenerative, quick-approach.

 

Electrohydraulics

Construction of basic hydraulic circuits with electrical control, using proximity, limit and presssure switches.

 

Hydraulic Simulation

 Simulation of more complex circuits (e.g. accumulator pressure control) using a proprietary   simulation software package e.g. Fluidsim

 

Robotics

 Writing, simulation and testing of Melfa basic robot programs using CIM system. Incorporation of a robot program into a computer integrated manufacturing system.

 

Machine Vision

Use of a proprietary vision system to detect features and sort components.

Interfacing Using NI Lookout                                                    

Developing Panels

Real time interfacing to RTU hardware

Graphical Design

File generation for data storage

Real time interfacing and display

  

Using computer Instrumentation Package like Lab View

Graphical programming

Measuring and analysis

SCADA Interfacing

Development of automatic control system

Introduction of Man-Machine-Interface (MMI) software

Introduction of the Distributed Control System

SCADA /HMI Application Systems.                                                                       

Graphical displays, Standard and graphics, objects Buttons and sliders, Display and application windows, Text and text control, Wizards, Animation, Bar charts

Adding and amending alarms Adding and amending real Time Trending

Adding and amending real Time Trending and displaying archiving

Reporting - archived data can be reported to paper.

Security and Passwords

Client/Server concepts

Client/Server Implementation using Labview

Scada project programming

Software development techniques

Shared Variables

Deploying Client/Server Scada control systems

Networking and Advanced Application Development

Networking applications

Server management/redundancy

Monitoring networked server connections and PC resources

Remote configuration

Internet server/client connectivity

Telemetry applications and polling management

Managing and using OEM layers

Modbus

Examples of assessments

The students will be asked to develop an interactive project, suitable for the process industry. The project will be conducted in the students own time using the skill developed during class.

The student will be continuously assessed on practical work conducted in class. The work will be based directly on skills learned during the practical class.

The final examination will be based on material covered during in lectures.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
70 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
30 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project SCADA project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % End of Term 6,7,8,9,10
2 Open Book Exam SCADA Online Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % End of Term 6,7,8,9,10
3 Continuous Assessment lab practials/assignments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
4 Continuous Assessment SCADA labs Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 7,8,9,10,11

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 30 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite On-line SCADA lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory SCADA Lab 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Distance Learning Suite On-line CIM lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory CIM Lab 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

D.Merkle,B.Schrader, M.Thomas

Hydraulics

Festo

 

D.Merkle,K.Rupp, D.Scholz

Electrohydraulics

Festo

 

D.Scholz

Proportional Hydraulics

 

1996

Andrew Parr

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Newnes

1991

Bosch Automation

Mechatronics, Theory and Applications

 

2000

Kevin Collins

PLC Programming for industrial Automation

Diggorypress

2007

Thomas A. Hughes

Programmable Controllers

ISA

2005

Peter Corke

Robotics, Vision and Control

 

2012

Jacob Fraden

Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications

Springer

2010

Stuart Boyer

SCADA

ISA

2004

David Bailey

Edwin Wright

Practical SCADA for Industry

Newnes

2006

Other Resources

Current version of Labview with DSC add on to be provided to all students

Additional Information

None