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MEC 230 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MEC 208  

This course builds on the topics covered in MEC 208  Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (PLC 2) through a series of hands-on exercises performed in the lab. Various types of PLC hardware will be utilized and interfaced with industrial-quality components.  Activities will focus on the fundamentals of a complete mechatronics system.

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

  1. Identify the components and programming of a production system model.
  2. Adjust basic components in a production system model.
  3. Modify the PLC program for a production system model.
  4. Troubleshoot the PLC program for a production system model.
  5. Operate a production system model.
  6. Maintain a production system model.
Listed Topics
  1. Safety
  2. Siemens PLC
  3. Pick and place feeding
  4. Gauging
  5. Indexing
  6. Sorting and queuing
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/21/2016

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