Module Guide

Mechatronik plus (MK-plus)

Automation Systems

Teaching Methods Lecture
Learning objectives / competencies

After successfully finishing the course,

  • students are familar with the general structure and basic functionality of automation systems and its main application areas.
  • students are able to distinguish between main types of industrial sensor and actuators (binary/analog, continuous/non-continuous)
  • students know the different types of feedforward controllers and are able to design and implement themselfes logic operation functions, logic operation controls, and sequence controls according to DIN EN 61131-3 standards.
  • students know the structure and basic functionality of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control systems (DCS) as well as the main application areas and technical realizations.
  • students have basic knowledge in the area of intelligent point-to-point connections (HART-protocal and IO-Link), classical fieldbuses (in particular AS-interface and Profibus), as well ass ethernet-based networks and fieldbuses (Ethernet TCP/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet, SercosIII)
  • students are familar with most frequently used industrial robots (joint-arm robot, SCARA-robot, gantry robot), its kinematics and functionality, and structure of the robot control unit.
Duration 1
SWS 6.0
Classes 90 h
Self-study / group work: 90 h
Workload 180 h
ECTS 7.0
Recommended Semester 6
Frequency Annually (ws)

Labor Automatisierungssysteme

Type Labor
Nr. EMI252
SWS 2.0
Lecture Content

- Serial communication interfaces exemplified by V.24 / TTY interface
- SIMATIC S7 and visualization with WIN CC
- control of a process tank
- configuration of an AC motor system via ProfiNet
- distributed control systems PCS 7


Detailed laboratory instructions. HS printing

Projektierung von Schaltschränken

Type Vorlesung
Nr. EMI351
SWS 2.0

Automatisierungssysteme 2

Type Vorlesung
Nr. EMI866
SWS 2.0