Course detail

Control Equipments

FSI-9PARAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Students are expected to have knowledge of automatic control.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Examination requirements: written exam with 12 answers related to the topics of the course.
Attendance at lectures is recommended.


Course objective: To acquaint students with automatic control equipments, their solutions, function and utilizations.
Knowledge of option, proposal and application possibilities of control circuit components.
A student will be able to operate, adjust and design automatic control circuits.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Němec, Z.: Prostředky automatického řízení, elektrické. Sudijní opora oboru Aplikovaná informatika a řízení. VUT Brno, FSI, ÚAI. Dostupné z
Němec, Z.: Regulátory a programovatelné automaty. Sudijní opora oboru Aplikovaná informatika a rízení. VUT Brno, FSI, ÚAI.
Hughes, T.A., Programmable Controllers (4. Edition), ISA, 2004 (EN)
Isermann, Rolf: Mechatronic systems—fundamentals, Springer Netherlands, 2008 (EN)

Recommended reading

Balátě, J. : Technické prostředky automatického řízení. Praha, SNTL 1986.
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.
Nilsson, J. W.: Electric Circuits. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1990. (EN)
Bolton, W. Mechatronics: electronic control systems in mechanical and electrical engineering, 2003. (EN)

Classification of course in study plans

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