October 15, 2021
Montelektro proudly supports the PLC workshop that was organized in October 2021 by EESTEC LC Zagreb, the non-profit association that gathers students of computing and electrical engineering.
EESTEC LC is one of 59 subsidiaries of the European Association of Electrical Engineering Students, a network that connects 6000 engineers from 28 European countries intending to improve their skills and knowledge.
Following the increasing student interest in getting more information about programmable logic controllers, leaders of the association decided to organize a workshop, the purpose of which is to help students in gaining practical knowledge of system engineering by the use of PLC and related programming techniques. Moreover, it should provide them with an opportunity to upgrade their theoretical knowledge about PLCs and industrial automation.
Montelektro is among several companies supporting the organization of this praiseworthy event that has taken place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. Within the cooperation, Mislav Gazdović, our team leader at the “Research and Development” Department, has prepared a task to implement a PLC program for the automatic control of fermenting storage tank production sequence as one of the fundamental production units within a brewery plant. Using the provided template project which includes the simulations of the entire physical process in real-time (prepared by our engineers to mimic the PLC programming in the actual production system), the students will have to realize the control algorithm via the PLC program using TIA Portal V17-Step 7 Professional software for PLC programming, WinCC Professional for visualization, and PLCSIM for simulation. All proposed solutions will be checked by engineer Mislav Gazdovic and professors at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The winner will be announced on October 18th, when the final closing ceremony will be held.
This cooperation also provided Montelektro with the possibility to present its work and career opportunities to the wider community of electrical engineering and automation students.