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Teachers Workshop for Integrated Automation


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30th August to 3rd September 2016

Workshop Objectives

Smart machines, supercritical processes and new enabling technologies in industrial automation are reshaping engineering and manufacturing practices. Automation Industry has been propelling economies internationally by enabling manufacturing and infrastructure to meet the growing needs across the globe. This cross disciplinary segment is the key to enhanced productivity, reliability and quality in multiple domains.

Under its “Campus Connect” initiative, AIA had organized a five days workshop for Teachers and HODs. The main objective of this innovative workshop was to provide experiential learning through case studies and laboratory activity. Academia who are keen to imbibe contemporary learning in the field of industrial automation and set up an integrated automation centre, will be able to see a roadmap for implementation in their organizations.The current workshop covered Tier 1 and Tier 2 concepts & created a vision for participants to move upward to Tier 3 & Tier 4.

For more details of the AIA Campus Connect Initiative and its Blended Learning methodology, Click Here to download the full presentation.


Workshop Venue

The workshop was conducted at the AKGEC - AIA Integrated Automation facility, located at our Campus Connect Partner Institute, Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad. It is a fully equipped, state-of-art lab, with automation technologies from leading Industry Partners.

Participant Profile

This was a multi-disciplinary hands on workshop suitable for faculty engaged in teaching of automation to students of Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Instrumentation, Electronics and Communication streams. The participants were expected to have Basic exposure to PLC and/or Pneumatic circuits.


Program Faculty

This programme was conducted by the AIA Campus Connect Partners team drawn from leading companies such as B&R Automation, Festo, Pepperl + Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, Siemens and other eminent faculty from IIT Delhi and AKGEC.


Workshop Topics

Day 1

# 1: Relevance of Integrated Solutions and Course Methodology, followed by exploration of Integrated Automation Case Studies typical in the Manufacturing environment

# 2: Technology of Electro Pneumatics and it’s suitability in industry vis-a-vis electronic control systems, followed by a practice session of Integration with PLC and other Systems

Day 2

# 3: Technology of Vision Sensors and RFID and their applications in industry, followed by a practice session of their Integration with PLC and other Systems

# 4: Understanding of Coordinated Motion Control, followed by a practice session of implementing coordinated Motion Control under different configurations

Day 3

# 5: Designing advanced HMI screens and integration with PLC software

# 6: Integrating Energy, Safety and Quality Control functions

# 7: Documentation of Practice Project by Participants

# 8: Engineering of Solution by Participants

Day 4

# 9: Practice sessions and implementation using Integrated Automation kits

# 10: Networking and software issues in Integrated Control & Management

# 11: Challenges of Integration with Robotics

Day 5

# 12: Demo Lectures by Participants

# 13: Design of Exercises by Participants

# 14: Discussion and Guidance on Excellence in Teaching Integrated Automation


Key Takeaways

#1: Improved ability to conceptualise integrated automation solutions particularly related to machinery and motion control.

#2: Sharper insights into the cross-disciplinary demands of programming energy saving, basic safety and product inspection.

#3: Exposure and hands-on practice in programming and troubleshooting variety of automation equipment connected over industrial networks.

#4: Rare opportunity to assess industry guided templates for class lectures, supplementary learning and student evaluation.



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Technology Partners



About Automation Industry Association

Automation Industry Association (AIA) is India’s apex automation industry body, with nearly 40 high tech automation companies. The technologies they represent encompass electrical automation, mechanical automation, continuous and batch process automation, robotics, machine vision, assembly and material handling systems, sensors, controllers, actuators, communication devices, HMI, real-time software, simulation, training, and a host of interface and supporting sub-systems. It’s Campus Connect initiative delivers brand-agnostic Educational Curriculum for Universities and inculcates Integrated Automation Practices and Skills consonant with emerging global trends.



Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad established in 1998 and offers B.Tech Courses in Seven disciplines of Engineering and Postgraduates course in Computer Applications (MCA) and M.Tech in six disciplines.The college has been consistently maintaining excellent academic results and has the distinction of being the first and only college in UP to receive the Academic Excellence Award for the Best Engineering College in UPTU from H.E., the Governor of UP for two Successive years. The college has also received CMAI award for best industry interface from the Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology, U.P. State


For more details on workshop, feel free to contact

Rachit Agrawal

Program Executive 

Automation Industry Association


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