A workshop on ‘Advanced Techniques in Factory Automation’ was organized for the students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Manav Rachna. Ms. Esha Varshney, Manager, Factory Automation Centre, Mitsubishi Electric India Limited, Gurugram; Dr.Anita Khosla, HOD EEE Department; and Ms. Ashish Grover, Assistant Professor, EEE Department were the resource persons for the workshop.
The aim of the workshop was to make the aspiring engineers familiar with the conceptual as well as practical knowledge of the Industrial Automation & latest technologies being used to achieve Industrial mechanization. The workshop is to inculcate the basics of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), iQ-R series (PLC) Hardware, Ladder Programming, Monitoring and Maintenance.
The three-day workshop proved beneficial for the participants as the latest technologies being used in the Automation sector were explored by everyone. Ms. Esha Varshney, Manager, Factory Automation Centre, conducted one-day session on the latest products of Factory automation in which 32 students participated.
After attending the workshop, the participants were able to demonstrate the need and advantages of Automation in Industries, learnt basics of PLC & iQ-R PLC hardware, learnt to apply ladder programming, and design live projects.