TECH 3821
TECH 3821
Industrial Electronics
Fall 2019

Instructor Info

Daniel Kohn
Office ET218
Phone: 678-4515
Office Hours

Course Info

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Lessons In Industrial Instrumentation (for 2nd half of course) (Tony R. Kuphaldt) / CC BY 4.0

Course Outline

Aug 26Welcome
Course Policies
Aug 28Intro to Industrial Control

(no lab today)
Governor Video
F-22 Control Oscillations
Class Notes 
Sep 2Labor Day (No Class)   
Sep 4 Switches, Relays, Motor Starters, Limit Switches, Prox Switches and Relay Drivers

(no lab today)

Poles and Throws, Open and Closed

Switches 101

Honeywell Basic, Toggle, and Rocker Switches

Limit Switch 101

Banner (Prox and Photo)
Class Notes (Switches and Relays)

Class Notes (Prox Switch)

Class Notes (Applications)

Sep 9Transistors, Relay Drivers, Back EMF, Opto-Isolators, FETs, H-Bridge, PWM, IGBT's, Op Amps Transistor as a Switch

MOSFET as a Switch

H-Bridge intro

H-bridge in depth

H-Bridge Schematic

Pulse Width Modulation

Discrete IGBTs (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors)


IGBT or MOSFET: Choose Wisely

Op Amps

Op Amps Reference

Instrumentation Amps

PID Control Circuit

Class Notes
Class Notes

Class Notes
Sep 11A2D / D2A Class Notes

Successive Aprox Spreadsheet
Lab #1 - Due end of lab.
Sep 16A2D Calculations and Scaling   
Sep 18A2D Calculations and Scaling (Cont)  Lab #3 - due Sep 25 start of class.
Sep 23Diodes, SRC's, Diacs and Triacs

Temperature Measurement
Diode Review
Rectifier Review
SCR's, Diacs and Triacs

Chp 21
Class NotesHW #1 - Due Sep 30 at start of class (see instructions for details).
Sep 25Pressure Measurement

Level Measurment
Chp 19

Chp 20
Class Notes

Class Notes
Lab #2 - due start of next weeks lab (Oct 2).
Sep 30Test #1 (Take Home)
(up to and including SCR's Diacs and Triacs and Labs 1,2 and 3.)

Flow Measurement
Chp 22Class Notes 
Oct 2CalibrationChp 18 (Lessons in Ind Instr) Calibration Lab Due Friday Oct 10, by 3pm.
Oct 7Analytical Measurments
Speed Measurement
Possition Measurement
Chp 23
Chp 24
Chp 25
Class Notes
Class Notes
Class Notes
Oct 9Lab #7  Lab #7 - Due start of class Oct 21.

Honeywell 24PCDFB6G pressure sensor
Oct 14No Class - Fall Break   
Oct 16No Class - Work on Lab #7  Note: Lab #7 write-up has been updated. Make sure you read the NEW lab writeup.

You can demo at the start of class on the 21st.
Oct 21ActuatorsChp 25Class NotesFinish Calibration Lab (Due end of lab)
Oct 23Pneumatics and Hydraulics Class Notes

Pneumatics Ref
Lab #8 - Hydraulics Lab. Meet in ET 112. Lab Handout (Document is a condensed version of labs from

Trainer Manual

Instructor will have copies printed for lab.
Oct 28Take home Test #2 - Transducers, Calibration, Labs.

Industrial Control
 Class Notes

ISA Control Loops
Test #2 - Take home Test. Due Mon Nov 4 at start of class.

Required File (for last question).
Oct 30Control Systems Class NotesLab #9a - (part 1 of 3).
Nov 4PID Control (cont)Chp 29PID Math Demystified
PID Control - a brief introduction
PID for Dummies
Nov 6Work on Lab #9b
meet in lab
  Lab #9b - (part 2 of 3)
Nov 11Control Tuning PID Tuning 
Nov 13Work on Lab 9  Updated instructions for Lab #9b. Changes were made to graph and an auto/manual control was added to make tuning and testing easier. Please update your VI to these instructions.

Lab #9c
Nov 18Take home Test #3 - Actuators, Control Systems, PID, Labs.  Test #3 - Take home Test. Due Mon Nov 25 at start of class.
Nov 20    
Nov 25    
Nov 27Thanksgiving Break   
Dec 2    
Dec 4    
By AppointmentExam  Schedule appointment with Prof Kohn for Individual Demo / Q&A Here.

Failure to Demo and Participate in a Q&A will result in an 'F' for BOTH the Final Project and Exam.

Reference Links

Getting Started with LabVIEW