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RBT 238 - Adv Programmable Logic Controls

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: RBT 235  

This course will enhance the study of programmable logic controllers and their communication between multiple PLCs. Students will study serial communications and Internet techniques applied to programmable logic controls. Students will code, test and revise programs and develop human-machine interfaces (HMI).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Configure a Panel View System.
  2. Describe the operation of a message display object, numerical input object and a numeric output object.
  3. Describe a multipoint DH-485 network.
  4. Construct, configure and operate a multipoint DH-485 network.
  5. Describe and troubleshoot RS232 serial communication systems.
  6. Use RSWHO to view and go on-line to DH-485 connected systems.
Listed Topics
  1. Serial Communication (RS232)
  2. Data Highway (DH485)
  3. Internet applications
  4. Program design for data communication
  5. Applications of PanelView
  6. Use of numeric input/ output objects
  7. Use of message display objects
  8. Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  9. Use and application of RSLinx as an OPC server
Reference Materials
Use of multimedia systems in Center of Excellence to certify skill assessment. Use of PLC lab stations with RS Logix, RSLinx and RSView. IST Texts for Programmable Logic Controllers 3 and 4.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 05/14/2007

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