Manufacturing Automation & Robotics

Date: 1st April 2021 -
28th May 2021
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Duration: 7 sessions
Venue: Blended learning - virtual/online and practical sessions in LIT, Limerick
Event details:

Manufacturing Automation & Robotics

**Limited places - only 8 remaining**

Programme overview

This module covers the application of Industrial Control Systems (PLCs) to control electro-motive applications in industry and to access data from manufacturing operations. Electric motors and variable speed drive controllers are investigated in terms of their control principles and integration with industrial controllers. An Industrial PLC system is programmed to gain practical experience of modular industrial controllers, data historians and networks with distributed I/O. Based on the IEC 61131-3 PLC Programming languages, complex PLC instructions and their application to data handling and data formats are introduced. An overview of robotics applications in manufacturing is discussed and the data exchange between different industrial systems is explored. 

Programme description

This module adopts an applied learning approach to understanding the application of automation systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Robotics, Drives and Motors in a manufacturing environment.  

The aim of this module is to enable the learner to programme an industrial control system for reliable data acquisition and storage. Furthermore, the application of control system hierarchies and data exchange with Robotic Systems will be explored.  

Course Outline  

  • Start date Thursday, 1 April
  • Runs for 7 weeks
  • Delivered online with two practical classroom days on-site in LIT
  • 90 minutes self directed learning each week
  • **limited places left**

Course Schedule

session day date Format Location start duration
1 Thursday 1-Apr Virtual/remote learning online 19:00 90 mins
2 Thursday 8-Apr Virtual/remote learning online 19:00 90 mins
3 Friday 9-Apr Practical  LIT/Onsite 9:00 1 day
4 Saturday 10-Apr Practical  LIT/Onsite 9:00 1 day
5 Thursday 29-Apr Virtual/remote learning online 19:00 90 mins
6 Saturday 15-May Virtual/remote learning online 19:00 90 mins
7 Thursday 28-May Virtual/remote learning online 19:00 90 mins

Module Learning Outcomes 

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

  • Analyse the application of industrial controls, motive power application and automation in a relevant industrial context. 
  • Configure a distributed industrial control architecture with PLCs, Remote I/O, Drive Controllers and a network hub. 
  • Programme an Industrial PLC to acquire digital and analog data and to log the data in an appropriate data historian.  
  • Discuss the application of Robotics and industrial vision systems to manufacturing applications 
  • Integrate industrial data from automation systems to a suitable database application, relevant to the learners practice. 
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Per delegate: €560.00
(plus VAT)
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