In this video, Zahraa Khalil discusses what the field level is by explaining sensors. Learn about the different classifications and types of sensors used in industrial automation.
- [Instructor] Industries are now using computers…to control and monitor the sequence of machines.…Any controller cannot hear, see, and monitor processes…by themselves as operators do…so industrial control systems use industrial sensors…to help the control perform their tasks and capabilities.…Sensors within industrial field level…check whether parts are present,…size of the part,…color of the part,…and whether or not the product is full or empty,…good or bad.…
Sensors are also used to ensure safety of the equipment,…product and operators.…A common classification of sensors…is contact and non-contact.…One of the simple ways to identify it is,…if the sensor must contact a part to sense it,…the sensor is classified as a contact sensor.…Non-contact sensors can detect the part…without touching it physically.…An example is using limit switch on a conveyor belt.…When the part moves the level of the switch,…the switch changes its state.…
This is an example of non-contact sensor, vision sensor.…When the part moves on a conveyor belt,…
Learn about the components and networks involved at each level of automation: field level, control level, and management level. Explore the different devices involved, from the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on the factory floor, to OPC software that give technicians insights into operations. Instructor Zahraa Khalil, an engineer and educator, also provides an overview of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), an industrial control system architecture that enables supervision over large distances and multiple sites.
- Overview of industrial automation
- Field level
- Communication level
- Management level
- PLC programming
- OPC software