Automatic Control Laboratories

In the basic automatic control laboratory the main courses are: the Basics of automatic control and Programmable Logic Controllers.

The available equipment allows to control laboratory processes, such as traffic light controllers in a tunnel model (using additional sensors, such as traffic or air pollution), sorters and production lines, or everyday devices (e.g. a washing machine). Thanks to the use of the company's industrial programmable controllers and programming languages currently used in industry, the programs developed during the classes are very similar to those used in real automation systems.

In the automatic control laboratory, the main courses are: Diagnostics of industrial processes, DCS and SCADA systems, Microprocessor-based systems in control, Design of control systems (a group project). The laboratory is equipped with many laboratory processes, allowing for testing of control algorithms. These include the following processes: a magnetic levitation system, a crane, a servomechanism, a system of three tanks, a helicopter, heating and cooling stations. The laboratory offers programmable controllers, microprocessor systems and an industrial DCS (Distributed Control System). Workstations with specialised SCADA software (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) are also available. Such systems are used to supervise the operation of complex technological processes. Their task is to collect and archive measurement data, visualisation, process control (implementation of algorithms) and detection of emergency situations.