Course Description

Prerequisite: None

Note: Textbook required

This course introduces the Allen Bradley RS Logic 500/5000 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). It will demonstrate how PLCs fit into process automation. This course addresses the application, operation, programming and troubleshooting of the Allen Bradley PLC. This hands on course will teach the student to design control diagrams based upon requirements. Then the student will connect the input and output devices. Finally you will learn to use program design techniques to create simple ladder logic programs. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to describe the functions of all of the components of an Allen Bradley PLC 5 and SLC 500 and tag-based Logix PLC system; describe the difference between PLCs and PCs; contrast PLC ladder logic and relay ladder logic; interface basic hardware configurations to the PLC including power supplies, discrete Input/output (IO) modules, programming devices, processors, basic logic elements, timers, and counters; identify and describe various manually and mechanically operated switches; and identify and describe solenoids, relays, contactors, motor starters, lamps and alarms.

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