Course Descriptions

ELT 204 - Industrial Electronics and Control

4 Credits

A survey of electronic circuits and systems in industrial and control settings. Topics include a description of various popular sensors, industrial electronic devices such as SCRs, Triacs, and UJTs, ladder diagrams using relays and their solid-state equivalents, actuating devices including a large number of motors and controllers, and finally the use of programmable logic controllers. The student builds and tests a number of industrial electronic circuits and controllers in the laboratory. The computer (LavVIEW) is used to analyze, emulate, and test various control systems. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: ELT 201 and 202 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Recognize and explain the operation and specifications of a wide variety of sensors and electronic components that are used in industrial settings.
2. Interpret ladder diagrams and describe how relay and digital logic circuits successfully control non-electrical processes in a variety of industrial applications.
3. Recognize and describe the architecture and operation of electric AC & DC generators. Identify and explain how a wide variety of AC & DC motors work in various industrial settings. The student knows how the left- and right-hand rules can be used to describe basic motor and generator principles and their behavior.
4. Examine various motor controller circuits that are used to meet specific industrial requirements and show how they operate.
5. Identify and compare the five basic methods of process control used to implement negative feedback of non-electrical processes. The student can describe the system parameters that are best controlled by each method.
6. Use the computer as a tool in gathering, analyzing and reporting data that characterize sensors, actuators, and industrial control systems. This includes the effective use of programmable logic controllers.

Course Offered Spring only

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018