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MECH 4450 - Mechanical Control Systems

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Presents descriptions of components in a programmable logic controller (PLC). Create ladder logic diagrams and use high-level softwares for programming a PLC. Selection of hardware components such as encoders, proximity sensors and actuators. Study of DC motor characteristics and load requirements. Compares open and closed loop systems.

Prerequisite(s)

ELEX 2845

Credits

2.5

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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the essential components of an industrial control system. [2]
  • List the most common types of controllers used in industry. [2]
  • Read industrial control schematics and ladder logic diagrams. [3, 5]
  • Program a PLC, using software contacts, coils, timers and counters to solve machine control problems. [2, 3, 5]
  • Explain the difference between analog and digital signals. [2]
  • Describe the operation and list typical applications of operational amplifiers. [2]
  • Describe the operation of a closed loop position servo mechanism. [2]
  • Describe the feedback sensors often used in mechanical controls applications. [2, 3]
  • Describe the proportional, integral and derivative control modes and their influence on control signals. [2, 3, 5]
  • Discuss the operation and performance characteristics of DC and stepper motors. [2]

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

MECH 4450 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Full-time   Diploma

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