- explain the basic structure of the automation system
- explain the basic structure of the programmable logic controllers
- solve tasks of sequential control in an automation system by writing corresponding programmable logic controllers programs
- explain the basic structures of the automated drive systems
- assemble drive systems into the automation system connected with standard fieldbus communication networks
- apply the safety functions in the automation systems
- apply configuration tools for SCADA system design for an automation system
- develop a hierarchical automation system based on programmable logic controllers, fieldbus communication systems and SCADA systems for real applications
Forms of Teaching
Work with software for configuring and programming of automation systems
By decision of the Faculty Council, in the academic year 2019/2020. the midterm exams are cancelled and the points assigned to that component are transferred to the final exam, unless the teachers have reassigned the points and the grading components differently. See the news for each course for information on knowledge rating.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Laboratory Exercises||0 %||15 %||0 %||15 %|
|Quizzes||0 %||5 %||0 %||0 %|
|Seminar/Project||50 %||40 %||50 %||40 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||50 %||20 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||50 %||20 %|
|Exam: Written||50 %||30 %|
|Exam: Oral||15 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Overview of automation systems; Topologies of simple and complex automation systems; Hierarchical organisation of automation systems; Elements of automation systems (active and passive).
- Overview of PLCs development; Basic hardware architecture of PLCs; PLC within the automation system.
- Hardware configuration of PLCs; Operating system and user program execution in PLCs; Code blocks and standardized PLC programming languages.
- Binary and digital operations in PLCs.
- Functions, function blocks and data blocks.
- Direct and indirect addressing.
- Communication networks between hierarchy levels in automation systems: requirements, types, topologies; Fieldbus networks; Industrial ethernet.
- Midterm exam.
- Requirements on SCADA systems and its related functionalities (tags, alarms, recipes); Hardware and software architecture of SCADA systems.
- Topologies of drive automation systems; Modules and interfaces of PLCs to drive systems (digital, analog, communication, sensor modules, etc;).
- Overview of the industrial communication protocols in drive systems; Monitoring and diagnostics of drive systems.
- Standards and categories of the safety functions; Types of safety functions in automation systems.
- Not held.
- Not held.
- Final exam.
Computing (study)Elective Courses (6. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (module)Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)Elective Courses (6. semester)
D. Sumina (2013.), SIMATIC automatizacijski sustavi, Graphis, Zagreb
W. Bolton (2015.), Programmable Logic Controllers - 6th Edition, Elsevier
Bogdan M. Wilamowski, J. David Irwin (2010.), The Industrial Electronics Handbook - Industrial Communication Systems, Taylor and Francis Group
K. Tan, A. Putra (2011.), Drives and Control for Industrial Automation, Springer, 2011., Springer-Verlag
Stuart A. Boyer (2010.), SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition - Fourth Edition, International Society of Automation
L3 English Level
26 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory
75 Very Good