NETWORK LABORATORIES

Laboratory of industrial networks and integrated control – Room 304

Workstations equipped with DCS systems and PAC controllers (10 workstations for 20 students) with control objects:

  • Modbus RTU
  • DeviceNet
  • Ethernet Global Data EGD
  • Modbus TCP
  • Profibus DP
  • CAN (CANopen)
  • Profinet
  • Ethernet Ring
  • HART
  • Serial IO
  • Licensed Software Proficy Machine Edition and Proficy Workflow
  • Additional laboratory and measuring equipment (meters, oscilloscopes, generators, power supplies)

General assumption – use:

  • DCS Systems (Distributed Control System)
  • PAC systems (Programmable Automation Controller).

Modern management of the enterprise and industrial processes requires far-reaching integration of the entire plant and the IT system. This integration is a determinant of the degree of automation and standardization of control over the industrial process. Achieving this goal is possible by introducing computerization of industrial processes with simultaneous connection of individual stations with the use of specialized industrial networks. It is also important to use software that allows for effective supervision of a large number of nodes in an accessible and transparent manner, as well as compliant with the requirements of modern supervision (including ISO9000 standards), including by using data archiving and advanced quality testing procedures for the course of the entire industrial process.

The laboratory of industrial networks and integrated control (so far conducted at the Department of Microelectronics and Information Technology) aims to familiarize students with this type of modern systems. The first element of teaching is the construction, application and programming of industrial networks, intelligent building networks, car networks and wireless industrial networks. It is assumed that special attention will be paid to industrial real-time networks and industrial network operating systems. The second element of teaching is the construction, application and programming of packages supporting the visualization and supervisory control (SCADA), control safety issues and the subject of administration and safety of network systems in industrial conditions. An additional element is to familiarize students with software and systems supporting company resource management, workflow, production management, work quality analysis – which is carried out by special software: BPM, MES, ERP packages, etc.

The employees of the Department of Microelectronics and Information Technology have been conducting classes in this field for many years. Classes on SCADA software were introduced as a learning subject as one of the first in the country. The ITC project enables a significant expansion of the existing teaching base, the purchase of modern computers and industrial controllers as well as appropriate – extremely expensive software. The subject matter of the classes requires the use of expensive industrial networks linking many workstations, where various industrial processes are simulated.

Second and third degree students will be able to conduct research within the following topics:

  • programming of visualization systems and SCADA supervisory control,
  • ERP enterprise management systems, BPM business process management and MES production implementation:
    • company resource management,
    • production management,
    • work quality analysis,
  • programming of industrial networks,
  • intelligent building network programming,
  • programming of car networks (various classes: diagnostic, control, multimedia, security systems and real-time automotive devices),
  • wireless industrial networks,
  • distributed real-time systems (at the industrial process level),
  • administration and security of network systems in industrial conditions.

Lodz University of Technology
Information Technology Centre

93-005 Łódź
Wólczańska 217/221
building B-19
NIP: 727-002-18-95
REGON: 000001583