ARET2110 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

This course is designed using Allen Bradley PLC's and touch screens. Problem solving and troubleshooting factory controls is stressed. This is accomplished using up to date Rockwell RSLogix, RSLinx, and Panel Builder software. Student will acquire an advanced knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers and touch screens. Logic concepts, programmable controller program development, I/O configuration and translation from hardware to programmed logic. HMI touch screens and tags are introduced. The student will develop, edit and troubleshoot programs employing a large array of instructions found in typical Automation Robotics Engineering Technology Packaging systems, including logic flow, timers, counters, sequencers, math, and specialty functions. Persons involved with automation including robotics should consider this hands-on course.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Characterize programmable logic-controlled systems
Utilize programmable logic-controlled systems
Troubleshoot systems using PLC
Apply troubleshooting techniques to programs
Identify programmable logic-controller interfacing
Assemble programmable logic-controller
Apply binary, decimal, HEX, and BCD numbering systems
Specify programmable controller peripheral devices
Outline programmable logic-control troubleshooting sequence
Diagnose program related faults
Diagnose hardware related faults
Implement programmable logic-controller
Design graphical interfaces using Panel View software
Demonstrate HMI
Program controller instructions
Test programmable logic-controller circuit
Verify programmable logic-controller control functions

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details