Control Systems with PLS and Robot Programming
Study plans 2016-2017 - ELE3381 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

REA2081 Matematikk 2 for elektro

ELE2131 Digitalteknikk og mikrokontrollere eller ELE2141 Mikrokontrollere

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should have knowledge of modeling of physical systems and calculation of the control parameters, and they should be able to program both a PLC and an industrial robot.

  • Be able to explain the differences between different kind of PID-controlling.
  • Be able to explain the changes in a systems dynamics when using a loopback.
  • Reproduce the principle of series compensation and stability.
  • Be able to explain the principle of a forward link in control systems.
  • Be able to explain the basic use of PLCs, automation cells and industrial robots.
  • Be able to describe the basic instrumentation technique.


  • Be able to model a physical system using differential equations and solve these equations.
  • Be able to calculate the control loopback and forward link.
  • Be able to perform simulations in MatLab and programming in LabView.
  • Be able to program the PLC and industrial robots.
  • Be able to use sensors in automated systems.

General competencies:
  • Working with other students in groups.
  • Be able to use computer tools.


  • Mathematical modeling of physical systems
  • Transfer Function and Laplace
  • Frequency Responses
  • Series Compensation
  • Methods for estimating controller parameters
  • MatLab and LabView
  • PLC
  • Industrial Robot

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work
Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

• Written exam, 5 hours (counts 100%)
• Compulsory exercises / laboratory work must be passed before the written exam.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by an internal examiner. External examiner used periodically, next time spring 2017.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examination

Examination support

Approved calculator

Coursework Requirements

It is given seven exercises related to the topic of Control Systems which at least five must be approved.

It is given seven exercises / lab related to the PLC and industrial robot part which at least five must be approved.

Teaching Materials

Compendium and additional literature are given at the beginning of the semester.

Replacement course for

ELE3331, ELE3241 and parts of ELE3321