Laboratory Automation and Control Systems

The aim of this laboratory course is to acquire practical knowledge about modelling and programming industrial automation systems. The main focus is set on the industrial standards IEC 61131-3 (for programmable logic controllers, cyclic execution) and IEC 61499 (for distributed control, event-based execution). Moreover, this course encompasses the usage of industrial robots such as a jointed-arm robot as well as a portal robot. The entire course consists of four individual exercises covering the above-mentioned topics.


The lecture notes will be provided starting with the semester.

Examination modality

Successfully accomplishing each laboratory exercise is prerequisite for positively finishing the complete laboratory course. The examination modalities differ according to the laboratory exercises (entry exam, laboratory performance, laboratory protocol). The examination modalities of the laboratory exercises are explained at the introductory presentation of this course (see course dates).