Full Title Automation Programming

Short Title Automation Programming

Code MECT06023
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Coppieters, Rudie
Department Mechatronics

Subject Area Mechatronics
Attendence 75%
Fee

Description

In this module students will be introduced to the concept of PLCs and their implementation in automation systems. Students will learn how to program brick type and modular PLCs and learn PLC relevant concepts of signal processing. 

 

 

 

 

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Indicative Syllabus

 

CPU, memory, I/O unit, timers, counters, PLC scanning and operation, flip-flop.

Latching, use of timers and counters. Sequential function chart (GRAFCET). PLC control of pneumatic cylinder sequence using ladder logic to include, A A-, A B A-B- etc.

PLC control of circuits with electro-pneumatic components, proximity switches, relays and timers.

Use ladder logic for electro-pneumatic control of two cylinder sequencing. 

PLC programming methods, ladder, list, Boolean, combinational logic, OB1, FB and FC.

Parallel and selective branching. SIEMENS STEP7 GRAPH

PLC analog I/Os, motion control, process control and input resolution.

Applied instructions (MOVE, COMPARE, ARITHMETIC, LOGIC etc)

Data handling, registers, SHIFT register, faulty part detection, indexing etc.

PLC Hardware configuration and addressing.

CPU, memory, I/O unit, registers, counters, timers, PLC operation. Digital and analogue I/O.

PLC addressing. PLC programming methods, ladder, list, Boolean, combinational logic.  Latching, timers, counters, sequencer, shift register, master control relay, jumps, subroutines, functions. Sequential logic, GRAFCET, parallel and selective branching.

Motion control, process control.

 

 

 

        

 

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Apply sequential function chart (aka Grafcet or state-transition) methods to control sequential processes including selective and parallel branching techniques.

  2. Use simple programming instructions to include the use of applied instructions and register use.

  3. Produce ladder logic to solve electro-pneumatic sequential problems involving the use of two cylinders.

  4. Employ specific addressing configuration of an industry standard PLC and apply same to  practical automation problems.

  5. Create ladder logic to solve industrial problems using timers, counters and flip flops.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of structured text programming.


Assessment Strategies

There will be formative and summative assessment. Formative through lab quizzes and summative through final exam.

 


Assessment Facilitites

Access to software packages such as Siemens S-7, Step 7  both in class-time and outside of class hours.

rendered possible via KITE Rack.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 60 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment Lab assessments 1,3,4,6 40 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 2,4,5 60 End of Semester


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory PLC lab 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 8 Weekly 8.00
Lecture Flat Classroom PLC Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Collins, Kevin PLC Programming for Industrial Automation Exposure 2006

Other Resources

Full access to KITE resources for SIEMENS S7 , RS Logix, Lookout & Labview

Current version of Labview with DSC add on option to be made available to students - downloaded from the National Instruments website

Url Resources

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Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
W. Bolton 2015 Programmable Logic Controllers Newnes
ISBN-10 ISBN-13