[ 993TAMRPASV19 ] VL Production Automation Systems

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Artificial Intelligence Alois Zoitl 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Artificial Intelligence 2019W
Objectives information and communication technologies, which is known as “Cyber-Physical Production System (CPPS)”. In order to better understand the latest trends of manufacturing technologies this lecture gives an introduction to the basics of production automation systems, their structure, programming and important components.
Subject The topics of the course are as follows:

  1. Introduction to production automation, its task and examples
  2. Structure and devices in production automation systems (e.g., PLCs, SCADA, MES)
  3. Overview on Fieldbuses and their applications
  4. Real-time programming
  5. PLC programming with IEC 61131-3
  6. Distributed control approaches for more flexible and adaptive production systems
  7. IEC 61499 – a domain specific modeling language for distributed control systems
  8. OPC UA
  9. Outlook on upcoming production automation technologies
Criteria for evaluation Exam (written or oral)
Methods Slide presentations complemented by examples presented on the blackboard
Language English
Study material Electronic course material is made available for download
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment