The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, conducted a one day workshop on PLC and dSPACE on October 21, 2015.

Power Electronics is the technology associated with efficient conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power by static means from its available input form into the desired electrical output form. One of the major areas of applications of power electronics is the control of electric motors. For implementing any control, Programmable logic controllers (PLC) are largely used by industries today. This workshop is conducted for PG(Power Electronics) students. It may be useful for them for hardware implementation of their project works if needed.

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is an industrial digital computer used for the control of the manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, or robotic devices, or any activity that requires high-reliability control and ease of programming and process fault diagnosis.PLC is a standalone controlling device that can be programmed for any process. But, a PLC becomes inadequate when the control required is complex and fast with more number of inputs and outputs. There, a DSP based controller like the dSPACE controller board is the option.

For implementing controls, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is largely used by industries for the control of the manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, or robotic devices. This workshop introduces PLC and dSPACE to students.

Outcome

To deliver knowledge in the following areas:

  1.  Peripherals of PLC
  2. Ladder programming with the implementation of an application in PLC
  3. Study of dSPACE  peripherals, development of a project in dSPACE environment
  4. Demonstration of one application in dSPACE

Speakers / Guests

  • Dr. T. B. Isha, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Dr. M. R. Sindhu, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Mr. N. Praveenkumar, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Number of Participants: 20

Event Details
Date: 
2015-10-21 09:00 to 16:00
ORGANIZED BY:
Department: 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore