Computer Control of Processes
ECTS credits: 5
Acquiring the knowledge and skills on designing computer-aided manufacturing processes.
Man-machine interface: data and procedures reduction and display. Process handling and managing: process conditions, operator–process interaction, process protection and automatic actions. The operator's role in process management systems: operator's work control and their reaction, intelligent management procedures. Management system realization, suitability study (data quantity and flows, process management specification, conceptual design of the system). Profit/loss analysis. Operating costs. Designing a computer management system: communication project, project of remote stations and management centers. Management system implementation: supplying and testing process equipment, software testing and upgrading (at the level of software module, subsystems and systems, testing and download). Human factor in system development. Program team. System installation, testing, handover and maintenance. Operating safety. Staff training.
Understanding basic process design procedures and process software components. Skills of developing and maintaining complex computer systems.
Having passed the exam, students will be able to: 1) Identify the man-machine interface. 2) Analyze process condition and the operator-process interaction. 3) Determine the operator's role in process management systems. 4) Develop management system solutions. 5) Plan management systems. 6) Create project cost diagrams. 7) Develop the documentation of a complex project. 8) Form a project team. 9) Present project documentation. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the following learning outcomes of the study program: - To understand basic manufacturing processes that can be computerized - To adjust computer systems to the needs of users - To analyze computer systems and networks and to detect and repair all possible faults and malfunctions - To present attitudes, solutions, and projects through seminar papers, projects and the final paper - To use professional literature and available databases and knowledge bases (libraries, e-libraries, Internet).