wbk Institute of Production Science

Control Technology

  • type: Lecture (V)
  • chair: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau - Institut für Produktionstechnik
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau
  • semester: SS 2021
  • time: 2021-04-15
    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

    12:00 - 13:30 weekly

  • lecturer: Hon.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Gönnheimer
  • sws: 2
  • lv-no.: 2150683
  • information: Online

The lecture control technology gives an integral overview of available control components within the field of industrial production systems.
The first part of the lecture deals with the fundamentals of signal processing and with control peripherals in the form of sensors and actors which are used in production systems for the detection and manipulation of process states.
The second part handles with the function of electric control systems in the production environment. The main focus in this chapter is laid on programmable logic controls, computerized numerical controls and robot controls. Finally the course ends with the topic of cross-linking and decentralization with the help of bus systems.
The lecture is very practice-oriented and illustrated with numerous examples from different branches.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Signal processing
  • Control peripherals
  • Programmable logic controls
  • Numerical controls
  • Controls for industrial robots
  • Distributed control systems
  • Field bus
  • Trends in the area of control technology


Learning Outcomes:

The students …

  • are able to name the electrical controls which occur in the industrial environment and explain their function.
  • can explain fundamental methods of signal processing. This involves in particular several coding methods, error protection methods and analog to digital conversion.
  • are able to choose and to dimension control components, including sensors and actors, for an industrial application, particularly in the field of plant engineering and machine tools. Thereby, they can consider both, technical and economical issues.
  • can describe the approach for projecting and writing software programs for a programmable logic control named Simatic S7 from Siemens. Thereby they can name several programming languages of the IEC 1131.



regular attendance: 21 hours
self-study: 99 hours

Language of instructionGerman

Skript zur Veranstaltung wird über ilias (https://ilias.studium.kit.edu/) bereitgestellt.

Lecture notes will be provided in ilias (https://ilias.studium.kit.edu/).