Control Technology Instrumentation

Higher education teachers: Blažič Sašo

Higher education teachers: , Karer Gorazd
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64620

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the 2nd year of study.
  • The exam can be taken only after the laboratory exercises are completed.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Course will cover measurement systems, controllers, and for completeness some basics of most commonly used actuators. The following problem areas will be covered: process industry, manufacturing industry and robotics, and some special cases of measurement systems for substance analysis. The following systems will be covered:

  • Process industry: measurement systems (level, flow, temperature, pressure), controllers, actuators (continuous and discrete motors, valves, pumps, compressors).
  • Manufacturing industry and robotics: measurement systems (proximity, distance, position, path, speed, acceleration, force, torque, vision), controllers, actuators (continuous and discrete motors).
  • Communication systems: analogue communication, digital communication.
  • Special measurement systems: matter properties (humidity, thermal conductivity, viscosity, density), analytical measurements.

Main stress will be given to parameterisation of instrumentation and its implementation in the control and supervisory systems.

Objectives and competences:

Get to know fundamental instrumentation in control systems practice and their implementation from engineer's (user/maintainer/control system designer) point of view.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding principles of operation for most commonly used measurement systems, controllers and actuators and their communication.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures,
  • seminar,
  • laboratory exercises,
  • excursions to industiral and semi-industrial plants.

Study materials


  1. C. W. de Silva: Sensors and actuators: control systems instrumentation, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 2007.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Control Engineering