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ELT 125 - Advanced PLC

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed for the student who is already proficient with ladder logic and loading programs into PLCs. The course will introduce the student to both hardware and software operator control panels, analog sensor interfacing, analog programming and exchange of data over networks. A hands-on lab component will give the student the opportunity to install, program and troubleshoot networked PLC hardware.
Prerequisite: ELT 123  
Competencies
 

  1. Discuss the features of analog sensors
    1. Define standard voltage and current interfaces
    2. Identify proper analog sensor and interface to use
    3. Observe interface analog sensors using 0-10 volts and 4-20mA to a PLC
  2. Evaluate the features of analog outputs and transducers
    1. Describe standard voltage and current interfaces
    2. Determine proper analog output interface and transducer to use
    3. Simulate analog outputs using 0-10 volts, 4-20mA, and PWM to a PLC
  3. Summarize the programming of PLC’s to use analog inputs for control and data acquisition
    1. Scale inputs
    2. Compare instructions
    3. Implement math instructions
    4. Define PID instructions
  4. Apply the programming of PLC’s to use analog and discreet outputs for control
    1. Scale outputs
    2. Compare instructions to control discreet outputs
    3. Explain math, timer, compare instructions to control and analog outputs
    4. Interpret PID instructions analog outputs
  5. Examine the features of hardware operator interfaces
    1. Model how to multiplex inputs and outputs
    2. Interface a BCD thumb wheel switch to a PLC
    3. Interface a BCD seven segment display to a PLC
  6. Build networking of PLCs using DH485 protocol
    1. Explain basics of network cabling
    2. Identify common network hardware
    3. Use of RSLinks to setup the network
    4. Set up a setup a DH485 network
    5. Describe the message instruction to exchange information between PLCs
    6. Use a operators switch on one PLC to control operation on another PLC
    7. Read out the parts count contained in a remote PLC on the local PLC
  7. Build a Panel View application using Panel Builder software
    1. Discuss the features of Panel View type operator interfaces
    2. Download an application to the Panel View
    3. Control a PLC and read data from the PLC on the Panel View
  8. Create network using Ethernet
    1. Describe the basics of network cabling
    2. Identify how to install network card
    3. Explain how Windows 9x and Windows XP use networking
    4. Identify the use of common network hardware
    5. List the common hardware and network protocols
    6. Set up a peer-to-peer network
  9. Build a RS View application using RS View software
    1. Discuss the features of RSView operator interfaces on a workstation
    2. Set up a tagname server to exchange RS View data with the PLC
    3. Control a PLC and read data from the PLC on the RSView application
  10. Build an application using visual Basic software
    1. Discuss the features of Visual Basic data interfaces on a workstation
    2. Set up a tagname server to exchange ODB data with the PLC
    3. Control a PLC and read data from the PLC on the Visual Basic application



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