Course detail

Control Equipments

FSI-9PARAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with automatic control equipments included in a control loop, such as sensors, elements of transmission and signal transformation, central elements of regulators, programmable logic controllers and actuators. Principle, function, characteristics, parameters and structure design are explained for these equipments. Detailed explanation is given to analogue regulators and their realization by means of operational amplifier and to digital compact regulators as well.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of option, proposal and application possibilities of control circuit components.
A student will be able to operate, adjust and design automatic control circuits.


Students are expected to have knowledge of automatic control.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Němec, Z.: Prostředky automatického řízení, elektrické. Sudijní opora oboru Aplikovaná informatika a řízení. VUT Brno, FSI, ÚAI. Dostupné z
Balátě, J. : Technické prostředky automatického řízení. Praha, SNTL 1986.
Němec, Z.: Regulátory a programovatelné automaty. Sudijní opora oboru Aplikovaná informatika a rízení. VUT Brno, FSI, ÚAI.
Beneš, P. a kol.:Automatizace a automatizační technika, díl 3- Prostředky automatizační techniky. Computer Press, Praha, 2000.
Schmid, D.: Řízení a regulace pro strojírenství a mechatroniku. Praha, 2005.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Examination requirements: written exam with 12 answers related to the topics of the course.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


Course objective: To acquaint students with automatic control equipments, their solutions, function and utilizations.

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

Attendance at lectures is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-APM-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, recommended

  • Programme D4P-P Doctoral

    branch D-APM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, general characteristics of control equipments
2. Sensors
3. Components for transformation of signal and information
4. Transmission of information (signals, data)
5. Regulators and central elements
6. Programmable logic controllers, generaly, hardware, software
7. Actuators