ATMN 160 - Industrial Control Systems-Allen Bradley
4 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 open-lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [Prerequisite: ELEC 252 or Pre- or co-requisite: ATMN 140 ]
This course will emphasize programmable logic controllers (PLC), their use, selection, setup, and servicing. This course is designed to give the industrial technician/electrician a basic understanding of the Allen Bradley PLC using RSLogix software, its logic functions, its installation, and troubleshooting. In addition, a Human Machine Interface (HMI) is introduced.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters
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 CompactLogix’s Boolean Tags.
- Create a CompactLogix project.
- Configure the I/O of a CompactLogix PLC.
- Enter and run a Basic Routine using RSLogix software.
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 CompactLogix 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 an RTO Instruction.
- Enter and Edit a PLC Program that Uses a TON Instruction.
- Enter and Edit a PLC Program that Uses a TOF Instruction.
- 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 Uses an FRD Instruction.
- Enter and Edit a PLC Program that Uses a TOD Instruction.
- 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 RSLogix 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: Evaluate various attributes of, function block, structured text, ladder logic, and sequential function programming.
- Review attributes of function block programming.
- Review attributes of sequential function programming.
- Review attributes of structured text programming.
- Demonstrate re-writing a ladder logic program using structured text programming.
Goal 9: Incorporating “add-on” instructions into RSLogix programming.
- Investigate, creating, using and importing/exporting “add on” instructions.
- Demonstrate using the “add-on” instruction in an advanced PLC routine.
Goal 10: Investigate advanced commands and advanced on-line editing.
- Investigate, MOV, MCR, JSR, JMP, and LBL commands.
- Demonstrate safely editing a PLC RSLogix program while in use.
- Demonstrate a working ladder logic routine incorporating one or more of the commands previously researched.
Goal 11: Correctly wire an input card and an output card on an Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC.
- 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 12: Integrate an HMI device into an Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC.
- Revise a ladder logic routine to incorporate an HMI as an input and an output device.
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