ARET2580 Instrumentation and Process Control II

This course will introduce the student to basic process control theory including the fundamentals of process control loops and tuning. Troubleshooting techniques will be discussed and applied on manufacturing equipment. Students will utilized various software packages to construct and analyze systems. Integration of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and motor controllers will be discussed. This course will focus on the instrumentation and process control system as utilized on packaging machinery, automation systems, and robotics.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

ARET2560

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:
Report how to verify mechanical installation of control systems
Illustrate continuity checks on both electrical and pneumatic loops
Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques in a loop
Interpret basic process control theory
Examine the function and application of various Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controls
Illustrate how electronic single loop controllers work
Manipulate software to construct control systems
Integrate Human Machine Interface (HMI) into Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems
Appraise motor control systems

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

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Campus

Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

1