Introduces concepts associated with integrating robotic applications in a PLC-controlled, automated system. Includes discussion of the standard safety and interface signals associated with integrated systems, as well as various types of robotic applications along with the interface signals typically associated with each application. Stresses the programming concepts that support optimizing cycle time.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
To provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Integration of PLCs and Robotics, utilizing digital learning materials and hands-on labs.
- Systems integration and control architecture and their relationships to safety
- Common interface signals between PLC & robot
- Robot Interfacing signals association with material handling and spot welding systems
- Vision applications
Assessment and Requirements
• Pre and Post exams
• Completion of all assigned labs to be evaluated by using standard Rubrics (see Division).
See Division for required texts/materials.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Successful completion of current Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.