Jan 16, 2022
RNEW 2543 - Programmable Logic Control Fundamentals Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers the knowledge and skills required to install and maintain programmable logic controllers (PLC) in automated control systems. Students will be given the opportunity to learn to write programs to solve basic control problems, connect sensors and actuators, and configure PLCs.
Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in MATH 0070 or above or completion of MATH 0030 with a grade of C or higher.
- Analog inputs and outputs
- Discrete inputs and outputs
- Function Blocks
- Hardware configurations
- Ladder Logic Diagrams
- Ladder Logic
- PLC system components
- Programming Software
- Safety and Safety Circuits
- Timers and Counters
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- implement a disaster recovery process.
- connect analog input/output devices to the PLC.
- connect discrete input/output devices to the PLC.
- apply industry standards to wiring.
- troubleshoot and repair PLC control systems.
- read and draw electrical input/output wiring diagrams.
- monitor and modify PLC hardware configurations and programs.
- interpret PLC module specifications.
- read and draw basic ladder logic diagrams and programs.
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