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ATMN 165 - Industrial Control Systems-Siemens

4 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 open-lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [Prerequisite: ATMN 110  or ELEC 252 ][Pre- or co-requisite: ATMN 140 ]


This course emphasizes the use, selection, set up, and servicing of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and provides experience in PLC logic functions, installation, programming, networking protocols, remote I/O, and troubleshooting PLC programs and installations. Extensive hands-on training is conducted using Siemens Simatic S7-300 PLC hardware and Siemens Simatic Step 7 programming software.
OFFERED: as needed

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Introduction to PLCs. 

  1. Open a Processor File using PLC Software. 
  2. Download a PLC Processor File using PLC programming software. 
  3. Configure a Serial Communications Driver. 
  4. Monitor PLC operation using PLC programming software. 
  5. Run a PLC Processor File using PLC programming software. 
  6. Stop a PLC Processor File using PLC programming software. 

Goal 2:  Demonstrate basic PLC programming. 

  1. Convert between decimal and binary. 
  2. Monitor the status of Boolean Tags. 
  3. Create a PLC project. 
  4. Configure the I/O of a PLC. 
  5. Enter and run a Basic PLC Routine. 

Goal 3:  Demonstrate PLC Motor Control. 

  1. Design a PLC program to jog a motor. 
  2. Design a PLC program to control the Start/Stop of a bi-directional motor. 
  3. Create a BOOL Tag/Array for a PLC project. 
  4. Design a PLC program to interlock two motors. 
  5. Design a PLC Program that uses a safety interlock to control the operation of a machine. 
  6. Develop a Wiring Diagram to Interface a PLC to a Machine Controller. 

Goal 4:  Create PLC Timer Instructions. 

  1. Enter and Edit a PLC Program that uses timing instructions. 
  2. Design a PLC Program that Provides Low Voltage Starting of an Electric Motor. 
  3. Design a PLC Program that Controls a Centrifugal Air Compressor. 

Goal 5:  Create PLC Counter Instructions. 

  1. Enter and Edit a PLC Program that Uses a Count Up Instruction. 
  2. Design a PLC Program to Indicate When Preventive Maintenance Should be performed. 
  3. Enter and Edit a PLC Program that Uses an Up/Down Counter Instruction. 
  4. Enter a PLC Program that converts BCD to an integer. 
  5. Enter and Edit a PLC Program that converts an integer to BCD. 
  6. Design a PLC Program that Controls an Adjustable Counting Station. 

Goal 6:  Investigate, configurations, forces, and major and minor PLC faults. 

  1. Identify and resolve faults indicated by a PLC. 
  2. Understand concepts of configuration of local and remote I/O busses. 
  3. Explore safe uses of I/O forces. 
  4. Create a ladder logic routine utilizing remote analog I/O. 
  5. Rewrite a relay logic ladder diagram as a PLC ladder logic routine. 

Goal 7:  Investigate tag based programming. 

  1. Understand importance of accurate documentation in tag based programming. 
  2. Construct a ladder logic program using tag and alias tag identifiers. 
  3. Integrate “compare functions” into a ladder logic routine. 
  4. Demonstrate a working ladder logic routine incorporating timers and compare functions. 

Goal 8:  Correctly wire an input card and an output card. 

  1. Implement the proper wiring of a PLC system given a wiring diagram. 
  2. Connect and Test a Limit Switch to a Discrete Input Module. 
  3. Connect and Test the Operation of an Electronic Sensor to a PLC Input Module. 
  4. Connect and Test the Operation of a PLC Input Module to a Robot Output Module. 
  5. Connect and Test the Operation of a PLC Discrete Output Module to a Robot Input Module. 

Goal 9:  Integrate an HMI device into a PLC. 

  1. Revise a ladder logic routine to incorporate an HMI as an input and an output device. 



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