PLC553 - Automated Systems

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Subject Title
Automated Systems

Subject Description
This is an introductory course into the theory and operation of Programmable Controllers. It is a continuation of ELM-453 where the student had an introduction to 3 phase distribution systems, ac and dc machines and the basics of industrial motor control. The course examines simple control systems using traditional hard-wired relay control systems and then moves to a comprehensive study of generic programmable controllers and relevant applications using ladder logic. The laboratory component of the course is centred on the A-B SLC-500 family of programmable controllers using RSLogix-500 software. In addition, the student is introduced to Modicon Quantum hardware using Concept software and an Omron C200H- plc using CX Programmer software.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Electronic Engineering Technology Program - Control Systems Option.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain the concept of ladder logic and how it relates to sequential control.
2. Design ladder logic diagrams to solve introductory, practical control applications.
3. Program and operate vendor specific programmable controllers, employing appropriate safety practices.
4. Describe the construction and operation of a relay, contactor, timer or counter.
5. Explain electrical ratings of various electrical control and protective devices.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of ladder logic, its relation and equivalence to digital circuits and instruction list programming using mnemonics.

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