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ELT 123 - Programmable Controllers

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course covers PLC operation and programming techniques to include relay logic, timers, counters, sequencers, discrete I/O, analog I/O, networking, remote I/O, workstations, advanced programming techniques and interfacing with personal computers.
Competencies
  1. Identify and describe the operation of the major components of a programmable controller.
    1. Identify the programming hardware.
    2. Identify the control hardware.
  2. Use hand held programmers to access and modify programs and control operations of programmable controllers.
    1. Create, modify, and store programs with the HHT.
    2. Monitor operations with the HHT.
    3. Modify operating parameters with the HHT.
  3. Use computers to access and modify programs and control operations of programmable controllers.
    1. Create, modify, and store programs with the computer.
    2. Monitor operations with the computer.
    3. Modify operating parameters with the computer.
  4. Write and program into various programmable controllers basic control programs.
    1. Utilize ladder programming in a PLC.
    2. Utilize discrete I/O instructions in a ladder program.
    3. Program branching and latching circuits in a PLC.
  5. Program special functions on various programmable controllers.
    1. Program counters.
    2. Program sequencers.
    3. Program timers.
  6. Specify and identify discrete I/O interfaces.
    1. Identify the types of dc inputs and outputs.
    2. Identify the types of ac inputs and outputs.
    3. Determine the hardware configuration of I/O for various applications.
  7. Develop, program, and debug programs typical of industrial control applications.
    1. Outline the flow of control for an application.
    2. Enter the program using either a hand held programmer or computer.
    3. Test and edit programs.
  8. Utilize analog I/O devices.
    1. Select appropriate analog I/O devices.
    2. Incorporate program code for analog I/O.
    3. Use signal conditioning for analog I/O.
  9. Utilize remove I/O devices.
    1. Setup and configure remote I/O.
    2. Incorporate program code for remote I/O.
  10. Utilize non-standard I/O.
    1. Identify various types of non-standard I/O.
    2. Interface non-standard I/O devices.
    3. Incorporate program code for non-standard I/O.
  11. Utilize workstations.
    1. Identify various types of workstations.
    2. Setup and configure a workstation.
    3. Incorporate program code for workstations.
  12. Utilize advanced programming techniques.
    1. Use such functions as comparisons, shift registers, and mathematical calculations.
    2. Use custom control software with programmable controllers.
    3. Incorporate functions of data acquisition and management.
  13. Utilize network systems.
    1. Identify different types of networks.
    2. Understand different transmission standards.
    3. Setup and configure a network.



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