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ATMN 260 - Advanced PLC

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 2 open-lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Prerequisite: ELEC 254  or Pre- or co-requisite: ATMN 175 ]


This course will add additional depth to the Programmable Logic Controller programming developed in ATMN 160 , along with using the safety functions of a safety rated PLC.  This course will also offer more in-depth knowledge with integrating an HMI into an automation work-cell. Integration of a PLC to control Variable Frequency Drives will also be covered. This course uses Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC, Panelview Plus HMI’s, and Powerflex 525 VFD’s. 
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Explore PLC control of Safety systems.

  1. Characterize the safety issues involved with PLCs.
  2. Analyze the need for safe working practices.
  3. Explore the use of GuardLogix in PLC routines.
  4. Implement safety systems over a networked automation cell.

Goal 2:  Implement PLC routines to control motor speed controllers.

  1. Investigate PLC control of motor speed controllers.
  2. investigate the technique of programing PLC routines to manipulate motor speed controllers.
  3. Compose PLC routines to integrate with FactoryTalk View.
  4. Studio programs to display on an HMI screen.

Goal 3:  Compose PLC routines to integrate with FactoryTalk View Studio programs to display on an HMI screen.

  1. Design Human Machine interface programs.
  2. Produce Human Machine interface programs to transfer I/O data to the PLC.
  3. Integrate Automation equipment on an Ethernet/IP network to create a functioning automation work cell.

Goal 4:  Integrate Automation equipment on an Ethernet/IP network to create a functioning automation work cell. 

  1. Integrate Human Machine interface programs into an automation cell.
  2. Lay out an ethernet/ip network using the automation devices needed to create the automation cell.
  3. Integrate the automated safety systems into the automation cell.
  4. Integrate the automated motor speed controllers into the automation cell.



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