Control Systems and Instrumentation Laboratory

Control Systems and Instrumentation is at the interface of electronics, computing and mechanical engineering and is rapidly expanding in its applications. Modern industrial processes rely heavily on advanced control systems and intelligent automation systems. MCPH provides the opportunity for budding Mechanical Engineers interested in designing, implementing and developing modern control systems for industrial applications that provide optimum performance.

The laboratory provides PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) based systems, electro-pneumatic control systems to embedded systems for students to apply innovative, intelligent control systems and validate their applications in simulated industrial setups. Facilities are available to develop mobile robots, industrial robots, industrial sensor arrays, pneumatic/electro-pneumatic systems and microcontroller-based embedded systems.

Focus Areas

  • Bio-mechanical control systems
  • Production systems engineering
  • Robotics for industrial automation
  • Pneumatic systems engineering

Facilities and Major Equipment: 

  • Industrial sorting mechanisms
  • PLC control systems
  • Electro-pneumatic training units
  • PID control training unit


  • Dr. V.P.C. Dassanayake
  • Dr. Ranjith Amarasinghe
  • Dr. Ruwan Gopura
  • Mr. Thilina Lalitharatne
  • Mr. A.L. Kulasekara

Technical officers

1. Mr. H.D. Priyantha Upul

2. Mr. S.D.L. Sandanayake

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