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.
- Open a Processor File using PLC Software.
- Download a PLC Processor File using PLC programming software.
- Configure a Serial Communications Driver.
- Monitor PLC operation using PLC programming software.
- Run a PLC Processor File using PLC programming software.
- Stop a PLC Processor File using PLC programming software.
Goal 2: Demonstrate basic PLC programming.
- Convert between decimal and binary.
- Monitor the status of Boolean Tags.
- Create a PLC project.
- Configure the I/O of a PLC.
- Enter and run a Basic PLC Routine.
Goal 3: Demonstrate PLC Motor Control.
- Design a PLC program to jog a motor.
- Design a PLC program to control the Start/Stop of a bi-directional motor.
- Create a BOOL Tag/Array for a PLC project.
- Design a PLC program to interlock two motors.
- Design a PLC Program that uses a safety interlock to control the operation of a machine.
- Develop a Wiring Diagram to Interface a PLC to a Machine Controller.
Goal 4: Create PLC Timer Instructions.
- Enter and Edit a PLC Program that uses timing instructions.
- Design a PLC Program that Provides Low Voltage Starting of an Electric Motor.
- Design a PLC Program that Controls a Centrifugal Air Compressor.
Goal 5: Create PLC Counter Instructions.
- Enter and Edit a PLC Program that Uses a Count Up Instruction.
- Design a PLC Program to Indicate When Preventive Maintenance Should be performed.
- Enter and Edit a PLC Program that Uses an Up/Down Counter Instruction.
- Enter a PLC Program that converts BCD to an integer.
- Enter and Edit a PLC Program that converts an integer to BCD.
- Design a PLC Program that Controls an Adjustable Counting Station.
Goal 6: Investigate, configurations, forces, and major and minor PLC faults.
- Identify and resolve faults indicated by a PLC.
- Understand concepts of configuration of local and remote I/O busses.
- Explore safe uses of I/O forces.
- Create a ladder logic routine utilizing remote analog I/O.
- Rewrite a relay logic ladder diagram as a PLC ladder logic routine.
Goal 7: Investigate tag based programming.
- Understand importance of accurate documentation in tag based programming.
- Construct a ladder logic program using tag and alias tag identifiers.
- Integrate “compare functions” into a ladder logic routine.
- Demonstrate a working ladder logic routine incorporating timers and compare functions.
Goal 8: Correctly wire an input card and an output card.
- Implement the proper wiring of a PLC system given a wiring diagram.
- Connect and Test a Limit Switch to a Discrete Input Module.
- Connect and Test the Operation of an Electronic Sensor to a PLC Input Module.
- Connect and Test the Operation of a PLC Input Module to a Robot Output Module.
- 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.
- Revise a ladder logic routine to incorporate an HMI as an input and an output device.
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