industrial laboratories

Laboratory of computers and industrial controllers – Room 303

Scientific director of the laboratory: Wojciech Tylman Ph.D., e-mail: tyl@dmcs.p.lodz.pl

Head of the didactic laboratory, author of the project regarding the subject and equipment of the laboratory: Zbigniew Kulesza M.Sc., e-mail: kulesza@dmcs.p.lodz.pl

Laboratory manager: Maciej Piotrowicz Ph.D., e-mail: piotrowi@dmcs.p.lodz.pl

Equipment:

Stations equipped with DCS systems and PAC controllers (10 stands for 20 students) with control facilities:

  • Plotter (two stations)
  • PID control (two stations)
  • Technological line (two stations)
  • Distributed networks (two stations)
  • Security system (two stands)
  • licensed software Proficy Machine Edition and Proficy Workflow
  • Additional laboratory and measuring equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, generators, power supplies)

General assumption – use:

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

Today, the industry is based on highly developed automation, computerization and industrial processes supported by devices for automatic supervision and monitoring of these processes. Each industrial process can be supported by digital systems, which is a requirement for modern factory work as well as its efficiency and quality.

The laboratory conducts classes on the use of modern digital systems for control, supervision and monitoring. In the laboratory, students will have the opportunity to learn about basic control devices, ie industrial controllers, industrial computers and data visualization systems. The course of the course covers all stages of getting to know these devices, ie their structure, designing software for industrial applications and device programming. The second part of the problems is application in industrial conditions, control of industrial devices and power supplies, as well as some issues related to data acquisition, monitoring, storage and processing of historical data. Particular problems are redundancy and safety in industrial systems.

The employees of the Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science have been teaching this field for many years. However, the ITC project makes it possible to renew the equipment, purchase modern industrial computers, controllers and appropriate software. Due to the specificity of the subject, the devices are very expensive and complicated. In addition, it is necessary to increase the number of laboratory stations for simulating various industrial processes, making the classes more interesting and reliable.

List of subjects that are conducted in the laboratory:

  1. Industrial computers and HMI-SCADA (elective course block):
  2. Industrial computers and controllers
  3. SCADA packages
  4. ERP enterprise management systems
  5. Data acquisition and processing in industrial electronics (elective course block):
  6. Data collection and processing
  7. Advanced methods of data analysis
  8. Computer control in industrial electronics (a block of subjects to choose from):
  9. Digital power electronics
  10. Computer control in industrial electronics
  11. Application of microcontrollers in industry
  12. CAD-EDA packages (block of subjects to choose from):
  13. Modern electronic components
  14. Printed circuit boards
  15. CAD EDA packages in the practice of engineers
  16. Control systems in industrial electronics
  17. Computer interface programming
  18. Control of electronic converters

Research topics in the laboratory

Specialized industrial devices will be programmed as part of research conducted by MSc and PhD students. Particular attention will be paid to the control, monitoring, redundancy and security of modern industrial systems. This is especially important considering the fact that the automation of industrial processes creates a need for engineers who can not only supervise but also design these systems.

Lodz University of Technology
Information Technology Centre

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