Branch - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology
Initially, automated mechanical systems used to perform repetitive manufacturing operations by employing gears and cams. Thereafter the use of electronics-based control systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) has revolutionised these concepts by using relays, timers, electronic circuits, and computer programming. Control Systems and PLCs are especially designed to operate in noisy industrial environments. They control the operation of electrical drives with accurate timing, and in a defined sequence by using solid-state devices. According to a report published by Ken Research, the Indian industrial automation market is expected to reach US$197 billion by 2020 with growth driven by the rapid adoption of modern technology backed by cost-saving features.
The Control Systems and PLC course equips students with the understanding of the basics of control systems and PLCs, along with their working and programming. This course is relevant for the present-day diploma curriculum.
- Students/Institutions need to procure the below physical kit(s) required for the industry assignment as well as for Part B of the summative assessment:
- PLC trainer kit, already present in the college for practical use in the electrical/mechanical/instrumentation departments
- The above-mentioned hands-on configuration will be leveraged by the students to complete the industry assignment as well as to complete Part B of the summative assessment.
- 1. Electronics
- 2. Electrical Engineering