Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

IE 160 - Programmable Logic Controllers

Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to PLCs; hard-wired relay logic versus PLCs; the PLC as a computer; memory addressing and I/O addressing; ladder logic programming; timers and counters; I/O modules; arithmetic instructions; sequencer instructions; troubleshooting PLC systems; plant floor communications and industrial networks and introduction to microcontrollers. Experiments include: PLC I/O characteristics, sinking and sourcing; reading digital inputs and producing on-off outputs; fail-safe circuits; industrial process programming; motor control logic; time delays and timer intervals; counting events; reading AC inputs and controlling AC loads; sequencer control; troubleshooting PLC systems; PID control demo and PLC communications.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • identify components of a PLC system;
  • wire a PLC application;
  • program a PLC;
  • troubleshoot systems including PLCs; and
  • install and maintain a PLC.

Prerequisites: IE 120, EL 130, EL 131
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