Automation is mainstay of major industries

Automation is mainstay of major industries
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Automation is mainstay of major industries.Automation and control systems senior engineer Irishad Ali from Pune highlighted the significance of automation in major industries to reduce production costs and ensure quality at a five-day technical training workshop that began on Monday.

Automation and control systems senior engineer Irishad Ali from Pune highlighted the significance of automation in major industries to reduce production costs and ensure quality at a five-day technical training workshop that began on Monday. The workshop, organised at Potti Sriramulu Chalavadi Mallikharjuna Rao (PSCMR) College of Engineering and Technology, was on ‘Programmable Logic Controller and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition’ (PLC and SCADA).

Students in apt attention at the seminar

“The PLC is a computing system used to control electromechanical processes. It is designed for multiple input and output tasks. It endures harsh environment and controls various output devices simultaneously. PLC is used in factories, amusement parks, corporate hospitals, star hotels, construction projects, defence and industrial establishments,” Irishad said.

Elaborating on SCADA, the senior engineer said, “It is an industrial control system which is used to monitor and control facilities and infrastructure in industries. It is a means to develop conditions for managing processes and to retrieve data in various scenarios. It is capable of handling large-scale processes involving multiple sites located at far off places.

The system is increasingly used in power generation and transmission, water treatment, gas transmission, fabrication and communication.”EEE HoD Prof. Y Rajendra Babu said that the technical workshop was aimed to make students industry ready by providing them better exposure. College principal K Nageswara Rao, secretary Sriram Radhakrishna Murthy, joint secretary G Pavan Kumar and faculty members were also present at the inaugural session.

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