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Microprocessor-Based Industrial Controllers

July 22, 2019, to July 26, 2019
Continuing Education Center

Louis Giokas

Louis Giokas started out in the aerospace business holding positions in development and management. At General Electric Aerospace (now part of Lockheed Martin) he held positions of software engineer... More

Industrial controllers at the device level have a long history.  Over time they have evolved from relay based, to discrete logic and finally to microprocessor-based logic.  While the functions have remained the same, the capabilities and sophistication have grown enormously.  In this class, we will look at the history and development of the field, as well as the modern architectures which are currently in use.  We will take a deep dive into several examples of controllers, including the algorithms and implementations for several.  Finally, we will look at connectivity and trends in the industry. 

July 26 – Day 5 – Connectivity and Trends

One benefit of a microprocessor-based industrial controller is the increased capability for connectivity. This may include connectivity between controllers, as well as between controllers and higher-level control systems. It may also include HMI devices both local and remote. Finally, we will look...
July 26, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

July 24 – Day 3 – Controller Examples – 1

It is important to understand actual applications in the field of Microprocessor-Based Industrial controllers. By studying these we can get a good grasp of the issues involved and the engineering process. In this first lecture on the topic, we will review various types of motor control. Control of...
July 24, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

July 22 – Day 1 – Concepts and History

In this lecture, we review the history and detail the concepts common to industrial controllers. We lay out the types of algorithms that are used and the conceptual basis for controller design.
July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT
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