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ELT 134 - Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller

3 Credits

This course will provide the fundamentals of a programmable logic controller (PLC). Hands-on instruction and industrial type applications of PLCs requiring relay ladder logic control and a study of automated manufacturing and the functions of PLCs in an industrial environment will be provided. Topics include components of a PLC, memory organization, discrete input/output, numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean Algebra, relay ladder logic, timers, counters, word level logic, and troubleshooting.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Interpret process control system documentation
2. Identify the main parts of a programmable logic controller
3. Describe how a programmable logic controller is programmed
4. Develop logic gate circuits from Boolean expressions
5. Convert numbers from decimal system to binary system or hexadecimal system
6. Write a Ladder Logic Program
7. Describe switching elements on input/output modules
8. Diagnose faults in a programmable logic controller controlled manufacturing process
9. Describe functions of programmable logic controller components
10. Test a programmable logic controller Discrete Output device for correct response

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023