Control Systems for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Nov 27 - 28, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1109-ONL24
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include a 30 minute lunch break)
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Apply control laws in the automation field
- Assess the performance of the various control systems, components equipment
- Solve basic control loops
- Employ your skills in the design, utilization and troubleshooting of equipment
Electrical and mechanical engineers need a basic understanding of control systems and automation. This course provides the fundamentals without delving into complicated mathematical formulas. The course covers the basics of the underlying principles for designing, commissioning and troubleshooting control systems.
Simple hands-on exercises and problem-solving sessions will follow lectures.
- Control Systems, the Fundamentals
- Components of Control Systems
- Construction and Programming Requirements of PLCs
- Distributed versus centralized control methods
- Measuring and Testing
- Industrial Automation
- GUI Design
Who Should Attend
Engineers • Project Engineers • Technicians and Supervisors Involved in the Design, Maintenance and Testing of Control Systems and Industrial Automation• System Integrators of OEM Equipment • Staff Whose Responsibilities Include Commissioning and Troubleshooting of Control Systems • Project Managers and Others Who Would Like To Know More About Control Systems and Automation.
Special Features & Requirements
- Course participants are expected to have some elementary knowledge of electrical and mechanical design and the analysis of simple systems.
- In order to gain the maximum benefit from this seminar, participants are encouraged to read the article “Control Engineering” on Wikipedia.org.
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Control Systems- The Fundamentals
- Automation concepts
- Linear versus Nonlinear Control Systems
- Control theory brief
- Open loop and closed loop (feedback) control
- Closed Loop Transfer Function
- Feedforward control
- PI and PID control
Control System Interfaces
Components of Control Systems
- Controllers: Theory of operation
- Software role and governing architecture
- PLC Control
- Embedded Control
- Pros and cons
Construction and Programming Requirements of PLCs
- Basic drivers (HART, Modbus, Fieldbus)
- Industrial applications of control systems
Measuring and Testing
- Data Processing
- Using statistics to interpret results
Centralized versus distributed control systems
- Communication interfaces: Serial, Ethernet, USB, wireless, network protocols
HMI / GUI Concepts
- Engineering model for distributed automation and control
- Fault tolerance
Industrial Automation Trends
- Redundant configurations
- Hot swapping and mirroring
- Application of IoT in manufacturing
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Corina Rosenberg, P.Eng., was System Engineering Manager with Curtiss Wright before recently retiring. She has years of experience in system engineering and control systems. She is also a present member of INCOSE (International Council of Systems Engineering) and has served on the board of TASSQ (Toronto Association of Systems and Software Quality) in the past.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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