Get an overview of industrial automation. Learn about the components, levels, software, and skills it takes to start a career as an automation engineer or technician.
- [Zahraa] Hello, I'm Zahraa Khalil. In this course, I'll introduce you to the concepts within industrial automation, the definition, the components and levels, and the different types of networks used in each level. We'll also go through the different types of controllers used in industry like PLC and the programming languages. We have a lot to cover, so folks, let's begin.
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