Course detail

Electrical Automatic Control Equipment

FSI-VEAAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with automatic control equipments includet in a control loop, such as sensor, elements of transmission and signal transformation, central elements of regulators and actuators. Orinciple, function, characteristics, parametrs and structure design ara explained for these equipments. Detailed explanation is given to analogue regulators and their realization by means of operational amplifier.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students obtain overview and fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge about selection and utilization of sensors, actuators, control systems and communications busses for measurement and control application.


Theoretical knowledge about automation control and electronics fundamentals.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course credit requirements : participation in seminar, completing of assignet laboratory works. The exam is oral where student compiles two main themes which were presented during the lectures.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


Knowledge of option, proposal and application possibilitias of separate member of control circuit components. A student will be able to operate, adjust and design automatic control curcuits.
Course objektive is to acquaint the students with automatic control components and their solutions, functions and utilizations.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is recommended, attendance at seminars is monitored. Maximally two absence are compensated by individual missing laboratory reports working out.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Němec, Z.: Elektrické automatizační prostředky. Studijní opora oboru Aplikovaná informatika a řízení. VUT Brno, FSI, ÚAI. Dostupné z (CS)
Beneš, P. a kol.:Automatizace a automatizační technika, díl 3- Prostředky automatizační techniky. Computer Press, Praha, 2000. (CS)
Balátě, J.: Technické prostředky automatického řízení. SNTL, Praha, 1986. (CS)
CURTIS, D. Johnson. Process Control Instrumentation Technology. 8. Harlow, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2014. ISBN 978-1-292-02601-5. (EN)

Recommended reading

Švarc, a kol.: Automatické řízení, CERM, Brno, 2011. (CS)
Noskievič, P.: Modelování a identifikace systémů. Ostrava, Montanex, 1999. (CS)
Firemní literatura, katalogy a webovské stránky automatizačních firem. (CS)
Nilsson, J. W.: Electric Circuits. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1990. (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, general characteristics of control equipments
2. Sensors
3. Components for signal transformation (information)
4. Transmission of information (signals, data)
5. Regulators and central elements of controller
6. Actuators

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. lessons with examples of control equipments
2. laboratory test with measuring of relay characteristics
3-6. lessons of identification of regulated system
7-12. lessons with examples of different regulated loops
13. discussion, summary.