SMEC Automation Pvt. Ltd. is a multinational
marine & industrial automation company and is one of the
leading providers of automation based products and
installations in the world.
SMEC is indisputably the leader among Indian
companies in its class. Operations within India are carried
out from branches in Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai,
Vishakhapatnam & Mangalore, and global operations are
streamlined through the Paris office and various sister
concerns and company tie-ups.
SMEC Automation has a strong presence in the
Middle East with a large task force based in Sharjah, UAE as
The company deals mainly with installations and
service of all marine electrical and automation systems like
control panels, alarm & monitoring systems, propulsion
systems, boiler control, navigational systems etc.
Looking at both sectors together,
SMEC has successfully installed
various types of
boiler control systems
Pump Control Systems
Power Management Systems
Building Management systems
Anchor Winch Monitoring &
Ullage Monitoring Systems
Engineering Monitoring and
Data Acquisition Systems
and many Home Automation and
Entertainment projects all over
SMEClabs was started as a research and development wing of SMEC Automation Pvt. Ltd. in
early 2001. The main objective of this division was to cater to the research requirements of
the parent company, incorporating the latest in technological advances. In a short while it
evolved further to encompass the training of SMEC service engineers and technicians to
empower them to implement more efficient and advanced installations worldwide.
In due course of time, the doors were opened to experienced individuals
with technical backgrounds, who were interested in pursuing the
demanding profession of performing error-free instrumentation related
installations and service jobs.
Up until recently the minimum qualification to be trained at this facility
was 2 years of experience in a related field. Keeping in view the demands
of the present industry standards and the huge demand for qualified
automation engineers worldwide, SMEClabs now provides training for
B.Tech and Diploma students. The training is imparted in a way that is both
time-effective and efficient, allowing the fresh graduates to have a smooth
transition from theory to actual real life practice.
The last decade has seen phenomenal
advances in technology, particularly in
instrumentation related fields. Protocols
used for communication become more
advanced with each passing year and so
do most of the control equipment.
Keeping abreast of the changes as they
happen is the basis, motivating the team
that works here.
“The training is imparted in a way that is both time effective and
efficient, allowing fresh graduates to have a smooth transition
from theory to actual real life practice”
• Emphasis on practical oriented training
In addition to enhancing theoretical knowledge, at the labs we stress mainly on
exposing students to real-world systems. This enables them to appreciate and fully
understand the complexities involved in operating real systems.
• Grass-root level approach
SMEClabs engineers follow an easy to understand approach to training. This means
that students do not require any previous knowledge of the automation field as all
the basics are covered in detail.
• A team of experienced engineers form the faculty
All the engineers that are entrusted with the responsibility of training are Sr. Service
Engineers having 2-8 years of on-site experience in the related fields. The classroom
environment is friendly and fully interactive.
• Training oriented for both marine and industrial automation fields
The training provided by us is not limited to industrial or marine fields alone - the
student will learn systems applicable in both industries.
• Ongoing projects involvement
SMEClabs is the also the development centre for SMEC Automation, here the
Engineers plan, draft and execute industrial projects. Students studying at SMEClabs
will be involved in such ongoing projects to get a feel for the real working
• Includes Industrial visits
Students will be taken for industrial visits in and around Kerala to industries that
have implemented the systems under study. Typical systems covered are Auto
Mains Failure (AMF) systems, Pump Control systems, Power control systems etc.
Please Note : Visits are possible provided we have nearby projects at that time
• Individual attention to each student
We understand the importance of providing individual attention to each student. The
course continues at a pace that is comfortable for the student.
• Students learn on actual PLC’s rather than software simulators
We have a large number of PLC’s on which the students can gain hands-on experience
directly, removing any need for software based simulators.
• Personal development training
We offer disciplined personal development training after successful completion of the
course, to enhance the student’s future opportunities further.
• State of the art lab facilities
Students learn PLCs that are preferred by all the industry majors. This ensures that
the skills attained will always be beneficial irrespective of the organization where you
• Wi-Fi in all rooms
Students are welcome to use their laptops in our facility. All of the 2500 sq. ft.
of SMEClabs is a Wi-Fi zone.
• 3 batches available
Students can choose from 3 different batches based on their convenience:
09:00 – 13:00 (Morning Batch)
14:00 – 18:00 (Afternoon Batch)
17:00 – 20:00 (Evening Batch)
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
ALLEN – BRADLEY ®
MICROLOGIX 1200 SERIES ™
S7-200 SERIES ™
TSX MICRO ™
TSX PREMIUM ™
TELEMECANIQUE ™ ZELIO
TELEMECANIQUE ™ NANO
TELEMECANIQUE ™ TWIDO
SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA
ACQUISITION (SCADA) SYSTEMS
GE FANUC ®
INTELLUTION iFIX ™ v3.5, v4.0, v4.5, v5.0
WONDERWARE INTOUCH ™
with FactorySuite™ v9.0, v9.5, v10.0
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES (VFDs)
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ®, TELEMECANIQUE ™ –
ALTIVAR 31 ™
ALTIVAR 51 ™
ALTIVAR 58 ™
HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE (HMI)
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ®
TELEMECANIQUE ™ MAGELIS XBT ™
DET NORSKE VERITAS
To provide the best service possible, we
have built elaborate quality systems,
process and resources which are
now certified by Det Norske Veritas
The scope of the ISO 9001:2000
certification covers an entire gamut of
processes including imparting top quality
services through our training facility.
SMEC Automation and SMEClabs are
also Authorized System Integrators of
Schneider Electric, France.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
SMEC Automation has been
collaborating with the National
Geographic Society in different areas of
Over the years SMEC Automation has
been catering to several Indian Navy
vessels including Warships like INS
Jyothi and INS Tharangini – Indian
Navy’s only sail ship.
SMEC is also the only Automation
company authorized by the Indian Navy
to service their vessels in Kerala.
Pictured above : INS Jyothi
Q & A
After all, what is a PLC?
Programmable Logic Controllers, used extensively
throughout the industry worldwide, the PLC
controls much of our daily lives, from Food &
Drink manufacture, Oil, Rail, Nuclear, Airports,
Traffic management and many more.
For example all the processes on a typical oil rig
are centrally controlled by a PLC system, which
acts as the central decision maker for the whole
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. This is a
computer based system that provides valuable
production information in real time.
A SCADA system consists of one or more PC based
terminals networked to a PLC or several PLC’s
throughout the installation. Data from the
process is gathered from the PLCs and displayed
graphically on the SCADA terminals. This helps to
see remotely the whole operation from a more
convenient location like a control room. For
example, an operator in an automobile assembly
plant need not control or supervise the engine
testing facility by being physically present there.
He can rather use a SCADA system in the control
room, from which he can simultaneously operate
the whole factory.
What about an HMI?
HMI stands for ‘Human Machine Interface’. This is an
operator touch screen that graphically represents a process
that a PLC controls.
The operator can both view and interact with the process
through this terminal screen. For example a navigational
panel used by the second officer on board a ship is usually an
What is meant by PLC Communication?
Communication happens between PLC’s, SCADA systems,
HMI systems, servo motors, actuators, indicators and other
related devices used in the field through various protocols
suited for these devices.
Learn to configure these interconnections and the protocols
used in their communication.
What’s the big deal about PLC Ladder
Ladder programming was developed in the early 70’s and
was based upon electrical schematics that electrical
engineers were familiar with. It is extremely efficient and
useful for all circuit analysis and is the backbone of all PLC
It is useful in PLC’s as it is easy to modify and removes the
need of physically rewiring connections in case of minor or
even major overhauls in an industry.
Do you provide Placement assistance?
As our parent company has been installing and servicing
almost all types of industries for the last decade. Hence we
are in a position to assist the students in procuring
engineering jobs in both industrial and marine field.
Tel: +91-484-2340904, 2336441
Floor, Kaloor Bus Stand Complex, CochIn, Kerala, India - 682017
24 Hour helpline: 960-555-000-1
24 Hour all India support:
Industrial : 960-55-88-000
Marine : 960-555-88-00
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