Short-Term Training Programme On Manufacturing Excellence Through Relevant Automation :: IIT-M & AIA



Industrial automation is the use of components & systems such as sensors, controllers and actuators for monitoring and controlling the industrial machinery and processes to improve productivity & reliability in manufacturing. All manufacturing industries throughout the world have benefited through the technological advancements in machinery process monitoring, controlling and industrial automation over the past decades.

The pace of modernization projects in India is increasing every year and capturing attention of global technology majors and machine builders in establishing engineering, manufacturing and customer service facilities. Emerging infrastructural and manufacturing projects are technologically challenging and it is time for our best engineering talent to get excited and be prepared to participate in the emerging landscape.



The objective of the proposed course is to introduce the state-of-the-art technology & products in automation to practicing engineers and academicians to enable them to take up challenging assignments in the future & spread the learning to the peers and creating a professional environment. Background theory of products & technology in automation as well as practical hands on shall be introduced & deliberates upon during the programme


The course topics were chosen with relevance to practical needs of Indian Industry:

Different components of automation:



PLC, HMI (Human Machine Interface)



PLC programming, use of Function Blocks, Multi-tasking, HMI design, programming –     alarms, Trends, Recipes, Interface to HMI, PLC interface to SCADA/DCS.

RFID and Machine Vision system.

Introduction to Robotics - Robot classifications, work cell, applications, robots for Indian Industry

Discrete machine Automation, Batch and Continuous Process.

Plant wide automation & control system strategy

The Automation Pyramid – from Shop floor to supervisory control in real-time.

Operations visibility- Maintenance & condition based Asset Management.


The teaching faculty constituted teaching experts from Department of Engineering Design and from members of the Automation Industry.