MG1002 Automation Technology 6.0 credits
Manufacturing industries contribute to a large portion of the export of most industrialized countries by producing machinery, vehicles,electrical equipment etc. Thus this sector is utterly important for the economy of the countries and their citizens. To stay competitive in the international market, the companies must improve their productivity, and thus need engineers with knowledge of automation technology. In this course you will learn about principles, methods and equipment for automation and control. The focus is on applications for the manufacturing industry, but the general technique is applicable to a lot of other areas as well.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course covers the subareas:
- The bases of automation technology
- Descriptions of courses of events
- PLC technology
- Sensors and actuators used in manufacturing industry
- ·Introduction to assembly technology- feeders, joining, DFA
- Use of robots
- Material handling
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:
- use correct terminology define concepts describe function and properties of included components in automation
- account for general principles, methods and equipment for control and automation- how they function how they are used and programmed including industrial robots
- in a systematic way describe course of events in a manufacturing device, retrieve logical solutions and control graphs, as well as prepare appropriate PLC programs in codeSys
- choose suitable components for the current application such as actuators, sensors, control systems and industrial communication equipment
- design, program and deploy simple automatic equipment where processing, material handling, assembly, coordination and supervision are included in the control tasks
Literature and preparations
MF1016 Electrical engineering
or the equivalent
The Swedish B and English A or the equivalent
Lecture notes and a compendium can be downloaded from Canvas by registered course participants.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Students who have not completed course with earlier set of assessment items should follow the current assessment format.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MG1002
Main field of study
MG2032 Automation Technology, advanced course