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RNET-241 - Programmable Logic Controllers Applications - 1.50 Credits

RNET-241 - Programmable Logic Controllers Applications - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
This course permits the student to apply the knowledge acquired in the PLC Theory course. Students will be able to design, program, debug and implement a wide variety of PLC programs with applications that include PanelVue displays. Upon completion, students will be able to interpret control diagrams and efficiently translate them into working PLC programs utilizing the Ladder Logic programming language.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET CORE Year 1
    Corequisites : RNET-240 , RNET CORE Year 1
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 48
    Student Evaluation
    Assignment 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • apply in a practical way the vocational learning outcomes associated with the theory course that works in tandem with this course. (CNTL 3012 – Programmable Logic Controllers Theory);

    • control, eliminate and work safely with Programmable Logic Controllers and their associated peripherals including Human-Machine Interface devices;

    • program, enter and execute PLC programs in a PLC unit equipped with graphical operator display panels for the input/output system;

    • design ladder diagrams to provide specific control sequences for electromechanical equipment for a given control problem, hardwire inputs and outputs to the PLC, and test the operation of the control system after programming the PLC and display unit;

    • enter via touch screen/keypad input simulated program and operator inputs into a functioning PLC program to activate presets and alarms in a functioning PLC system;

    • given real automation problems, implement a ladder logic solution using full graphical process monitoring and display input/output capabilities, program it into the PLC and execute the program;

    • configure a PLC system from a catalog for a given application; hardwire inputs and outputs to a programmable controller;

    • disassemble and re-assemble the various boards and modules in a PLC system;

    • set-up and test PLC communications systems and protocols to include network communication between PLC units and PLC to display unit communication; and

    • enter and execute PanelView operator interface programs given simulated industrial applications using the RSLogix Factory Talk View development platform.

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