Labor Regelungs- und Automatisierungssysteme

Automation Systems

Profile and objectives

The laboratory enables the students to deepen and put into practice the knowledge acquired in the four-hour lecture Automation Systems through practical work on the most modern industrial automation devices.


  • 8 PLC work stations with programming software TIA Portal V17, multiple digital and analog IO-modules, Touchpanels and switch panels:
    - 4 SIMATIC S7 1500 F with integrated safety functions
    - 4 SIMATIC S7 1500
    - 4 SIMATIC S7 300
    - 8 Remote-IO (Decentralized Periphery ET200 MP)
  • 8 work stations with CODESYS Evelopment System
    - 15 CODESYS Soft-PLC (CODESYS Control Win,
  • 2 Process Automation Controller - freely programmable (SIMATIC OPEN Controller CPU 1515SP)
  • 9 compact controller (Siemens LOGO!)
  • 3 RFID systems (SIMATIC RF200 reader and transponder connected via IO-Link)
  • 4 Internet of Things - open-souce plattforms (SIMATIC IOT2040)
  • 2 distributed control systems PCS 7 (controller with ET200M)
  • 4 conveyor applications with electrical drive systems (SINAMICS servo drives S210)
  • Several training models by fischertechnik
    - 10 conveyor belts
    - 8 sorting lines with color detection
    - 8 multi processing stations with oven
    - 4 high-bay warehouses
    - 4 vacuum gripper robots
  • 1 gantry crane by Festo
  • 4 saftey training systems (Edison MKEY) with Saftey PLC, light barrier, saftey door, saftey switches and emergeny stop button)

Internships and Tutorials

In the laboratory exercises, the students learn how to operate and programme programmable logic controllers. A Fischertechnik factory model with various processing stations, a fixed gantry robot and a rotary indexing table application are used as example systems.

After successful completion of the laboratory exercises...

  • the students will be able to independently design logic functions, logic controllers and sequence controllers and implement them on programmable logic controllers.
  • know the programming languages function block language (FBD), sequential function chart (AS and GRAPH7), structured text (ST and SCL) and, to a lesser extent, ladder diagram (LD) and instruction list (IL) and can use these to implement controls.
  • are familiar with automation computers, using the Siemens SIMATIC S7 series and CODESYS Soft PLC Win Control as examples, and can program them via the Siemens TIA Portal software or via the CODESYS Development System V3.
  • students can program graphical user interfaces and integrate them into the automation system.