APR 290 - Programmable Controllers 1
This course covers the basics of relay and ladder logic technology as it pertains to Programmable Logic Controllers. Techniques in programming are explored and an emphasis is placed on interfacing I/O devices to the PLC. More advanced topics such as timers, counters, and sequencers are also covered. The student will also be introduced to a variety of troubleshooting problems at both component and system levels.
Prerequisite: Second year standing.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:
1. Build upon Electrical Theory principles and concepts power.
2. Understand a "Basic Control Systems" and its components
3. Comprehend and utilize serial communications with a programmable logic controller. Compile and troubleshoot ladder logic.
4. Use software programming and monitoring tools for Allen Bradley SLC PLC'S
5. Become familiar with controllers, program/ladder files, and routines and sub routines.
6. Know basic and complex ladder logic instructions.
7. Build a simple control system.
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