An Industrial Automation Course: Common Infrastructure for Physical, Virtual and Remote Laboratories for PLC Programming

Jose Luis Vazquez Gonzalez, Juan Barrios Aviles, Alfredo Rosado Muñoz, Ruben Alejos Palomares

Abstract


This work describes the development of a teaching strategy to leverage current simulation tools and promote learning of industrial automation systems. Specifically, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming in an industrial automation course. We propose an infrastructure where it is possible to work with physical, virtual and mixed laboratories

Keywords


Industrial Automation Teaching, On-line Education, OPC-UA, Virtual Laborato-ry, Virtual commissioning, PLC programming

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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