Prerequisite – Fourth term Apprentice or Journeyperson Electrician and working knowledge of Windows Word and Excel.
This program is designed to explore the ControlLogix PLC capability as used in industries such as automotive, food processing, power generation, waste management with examples such as production lines, motor control, automation, packaging and safety monitoring.
Topics for discussion and lab exercises consist of: ControlLogix hardware and software; input, output modules and CPU controllers and their functions; project organization, tasks, programs, routines; input/output addressing; creating and monitoring TAGS; PC to PLC serial and ethernet communication protocol; logic, and/or gates; series/parallel and start/stop/jog programming; latch unlatch functions; time delay on/off functions; traffic light and flashing light function; discrete and analog data and ladder rung documentation. Students will program in ladder logic and function block diagram in this course with an option to explore structured text programming and sequential function chart (SFC) programming languages.
Each student will be assigned to an individual ControlLogix simulation station with a dedicated computer to learn and explore the above functions. Programming is performed with RSL5000 windows-based software and students will be able to create an original final project upon completion of this course.