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RBT 235 - Programmable Logic Controllers

Credits: 4
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

This course provides a working knowledge of programmable logic controllers. Topics include terminology, basic and advanced relay logic programming, connection and control of input/output devices. Emphasis is placed on interfacing, operating and programming a wide range of robotic and industrial automation devices.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe numbering systems, logic concepts and methods of reducing logic functions.
  2. Design and write logic programs for automation of manufacturing processes.
  3. Read, modify and input for ladder logic programs.
  4. Create ladder programs for simple sequential control projects involving up to eight inputs and outputs.
  5. Troubleshoot wiring and programming of programmable logic controllers to secure proper operations.
  6. Employ teamwork and leadership best practices in laboratory environments.
  7. Utilize acceptable documentation techniques as provided in the course handouts.
  8. Recognize and employ timers, sequences and programmable logic controller systems used in manufacturing processes.
Listed Topics
  1. Controllers, number systems and logic concepts
  2. Component parts of controllers
  3. Ladder diagrams, timers and communications
  4. Sensors
  5. Troubleshooting
  6. Teamwork and leadership theory
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/19/2011

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