Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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AIT 280 - Industry 4.0 and Industrial Control Systems

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Fundamental principles of existing and developing automation systems such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Smart Factories, Industry 4.0, and the Internet of Things. Also includes an introduction to software used in SCADA and DCS, and practice setting up one of these systems.

Prerequisite(s): AIT 215  or concurrent enrollment.
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Course Learning Outcomes
1.         Explain the 5 Layer Automation Pyramid.

2.         Describe Industry 4.0, Smart Factories, Internet of Things, and related terms.

3.         Create an Industry 4.0 compliant production device or system.

  1. Definitions
  2. The 5 Layer Automation Pyramid
  3. Layer 1-Sensors, Actuators and Hardware
    1. Sensor types, applications, and developments
    2. Actuator types, applications, and developments
    3. Hardware aspects
  4. Networking
    1. The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) seven layer model
    2. Cabling and other media
    3. Topologies
    4. Network speed and reliability
    5. Network security
  5. Layer 2-Local Control Devices and Data Collection Devices
    1. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)        
    2. Remote terminal units
    3. Human machine interface
    4. Proportional integral derivative controllers
  6. Layer 3-Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
    1. Definition
    2. Common components and structures
    3. Software
      1. Examples
      2. Programming   
  7. Layer 4-Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  8. Layer 5-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)     
  9. Related Principles
    1. Internet of Things
    2. Industry 4.0
    3. Smart Factories
    4. Digital Twin
    5. Digital Shadow
    6. Smart Maintenance
  10. Projects/Practicum     

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20

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