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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AIT 280 - Industry 4.0 and Industrial Control Systems

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

Introductory course in Industry 4.0, including physical processes within factories and virtualization techniques and intelligent decision-making capabilities. Includes Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Smart Factories, lean manufacturing, and the Internet of Things (IOT). Also includes an introduction to the set-up of SCADA software.

Prerequisite(s): AIT 215  or concurrent enrollment.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify industry 4.0 system components and their functions.
  2. Describe the major elements of SCADA, CPS, DCS, and IOT.
  3. Describe the media, technology, and configuration of industrial networks.
  4. Configure a cloud-based maintenance notification system.
  5. Configure SCADA based system.
  6. Integrate Industry 4.0 data acquisition capabilities to an existing industrial system.
  7. Implement system improvement based upon Industry 4.0 information.

  1. Industry 4.0 components and their functions
    1. Advanced manufacturing
    2. Emerging technologies
      1. Additive
      2. NANO
      3. Lightweight
      4. Other
    3. Related Principles
      1. Internet of Things (IOT)
      2. Industry 4.0
      3. Smart Factories
      4. Digital Twin
      5. Digital Shadow
      6. Smart Maintenance 
    4. 5 Layer Automation Pyramid
      1. Layer 1-Sensors, actuators, and hardware
        1. Types
        2. Hardware and fastening aspects
        3. Applications
      2. Layer 2-Local control devices and data collection devices
        1. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)        
        2. Remote terminal units (RTU)
        3. Human Machine Interface (HMI)
        4. Proportional Integral Derivative controllers (PID)
      3. Layer 3-Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
        1. Definition
        2. Common components and structures
        3. Software
          1. Types
          2. Programming   
      4. Layer 4-Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
      5. Layer 5-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)  
  2. Types of automation
    1. Automation and software used in Industry 4.0
    2. Basic function and application of PLC, Robots, Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
    3. Robot types and their applications
  3. Industrial networks
    1. Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) seven layer model
    2. Cabling and other media
    3. Topologies
    4. Speed 
    5. Reliability
    6. Security
  4. Configuring a cloud-based maintenance notification system
    1. Maintenance notification using a mobile device
    2. View production data
  5. Configuring SCADA based system
  6. System improvement based upon Industry 4.0 information
    1. Types of manufacturing waste in an advanced manufacturing plant
    2. 5S process
    3. Lean Manufacturing
    4. Process improvement project