An Invited talk on “Industrial Automation Using PLC”, was organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in association with Sparkle Skills, Mysore, on 28th November 2022, from 1.30 pm to 4:30 pm, the speaker was Sri.Chidananda MS, Director, Sparkle Skills, Mysore,
The program was presided over by Dr. Om PrakashYadav (HoD, EEE), Dr.RudreshSJ (Associate Professor, EEE) and all the staff members. The session started with 60participant’s.The HoD spoke about automation, an ever-evolving domain, which requires constant innovation and technology advancement. He said it was the constant endeavor of the department to instill a love and passion for electronics and automation in the youth, and provide them with a platform to reach great heights.
This talk was all about the Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, which is a ruggedized computer used for industrial automation. These controllers can automate a specific process, machine function, or even an entire production line. This talk was meant to provide an introduction to the PLC and a demonstration of Industrial Automation examples using Windows based ladder programming simulator, LogixPro.
Resource person gave a brief introduction on PLC. PLCs look at states of Inputs. Based on these states, the PLC makes decisions, and then commands output states. The instructions that tell the output devices what to do based on the conditions returned by the input devices are written in programs that are stored and run by the PLC, and explained how to make a program in PLC using ladder logic language. An example was given by him so that the students could easily understand how to compile and run the PLC program. The Speaker also dealt with the basics of PLC and Ladder, basic use of PLC like symbols used in Industries, different switches, proximity sensor (Transducer), hydraulic and pneumatic valves, relays and contactors.