Provides hands-on training in the use of RSLogix5000 PLC programming software. Explores the power of the PLC through use of math functions, data comparison and manipulation instructions. A measure-and-sort application will illustrate how to interface a PLC to an optical shaft encoder and a Human Machine Interface (HMI) via Ethernet.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the following, at an intermediate level:
Reading schematic drawings for PLC control systems.
PLC data types.
Implementation of PLC routines to perform Math and Data Manipulation.
Programming required for a sorting operation that includes a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) connected to a HMI (Human Machine Interface) and a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive).
Organizing a medium-sized project into subroutines.
Documenting PLC applications.
Preparation for the Level 3 (PAC) Programmable Automation Controller course.
Effective as of Winter 2013
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