This article discusses the methods and possibilities of using modern laboratory equipment based on PLC-control technology and Variable Frequency Drives in the educational process of the National University "Odessa Maritime Academy" to improve the preparation quality of ship electro-technical officers and mechanical engineers.
Modern tendencies in automation of ship power propulsions, power generation and distribution, ship electromechanical systems and complexes require a high level of cadet training to ensure the successful solution of complex tasks of operation and maintenance of control and automation systems. The paper focuses on the possibilities of laboratory equipment usage, based on Mitsubishi Electric modern programmable logic controllers FX3U, iQ-R and Alpha 2, frequency inverters FR-E700, FR-F800 and graphic operation terminals (Human-Machine Interfaces) GOT 1000 in education process and scientific researches.
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