Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) (APTE6614)

Level: 
6
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To extend the students knowledge and programming skills for PLCs, using advanced PLC control techniques. To introduce the concepts of automation networking and network programming.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Technology programme to enrol in this course. Pre-requisite: APTE6612.
Topics include: 

Advanced PLC programming techniques such as indirect addressing and step control. Array manipulation and testing. Maths functions. Use of the PID control block and application with project reinforcement.
Data communication systems with simple fieldbus system programming. Touch screen interface address resolution and programming with project reinforcement.
1.1 Advanced PLC Programming Concepts and Special Addressing Modes An understanding of special addressing modes is demonstrated Range may include
Indexed addressing and Indirect addressing
1.2 Function Charts to IEC 848 standard are implemented Range may include
The use of function charts is explained and implemented 1.3 Programs are tested for logical errors
1.4 One and two dimensional arrays are applied 2.1 Concepts and applications for Process Control Systems and standard elements of a control system using open loop, closed loop and on/off control are applied
2.2 Trending Software package for display and tuning of the PID loop are used 3.1 An understanding of data communication in an industrial network is demonstrated 3.2 The concepts of some of the common serial communication standards are applied
3.3 The different requirements at the Cell Level and Device Level, with the use of PLCs as Controllers are applied 3.4 Common industrial protocols are implemented
3.5 The difference between contention-based (Ethernet, TCP/IP) and deterministic-based (Token Ring, Token Bus, Master/Slave) Protocols are demonstrated 3.6 A DeviceNet or Modbus network system is implemented
4.1 A touch screen control program is implemented. 4.2 Commonly used sensors are interfaced to a PLC 5.1 Different forms of communication have been used
5.2 A high standard of ethical behaviour was evident 5.3 Interpersonal skills were practiced 5.4 Teamwork was evident through peer to peer interaction
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 2097

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 LectureMonday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (112-3001B)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 LectureTuesday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (112-3001B)
30 Apr 18 - 25 Jun 18 LectureMonday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (112-3001B)
1 May 18 - 26 Jun 18 LectureTuesday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (112-3001B)

Class: 5925

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
25 Jul 18 - 26 Sep 18 WorkshopWednesday15:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (112-3001B)
17 Oct 18 - 21 Nov 18 WorkshopWednesday15:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (112-3001B)
26 Jul 18 - 27 Sep 18 LectureThursday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (112-3001B)
18 Oct 18 - 22 Nov 18 LectureThursday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (112-3001B)
Note: Currently, this course is not offered for any programme or this course is for an old programme.

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