Utilizes control specifications written by the student for laboratory automation machines and industrial robots to implement controls for non-synchronous and synchronous operation of the machine. Covers techniques, terminology, and documentation currently used in automated manufacturing.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Programming a machine using sequencer commands.
- Programming a machine using shift registers.
- Programming a touch screen panel to replace hard-wired pushbuttons.
- Programming a robot.
- Programming in RSLogix 5000 to control machine cycles.
- Interfacing the PLC to a wide variety of industrial equipment.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in an advanced level of PLC programming.*
- Programming shift registers to track moving parts on a rotary indexing table and a lift and transfer machine.*
- Programming sequencers on a variety of pick and place machines.
- Writing programs that use RSLogix 5000 software to control a variety of machine processes.
- Demonstrate proficiency in trouble shooting programs while the machine is in the test/run mode.*
- Perform touch screen panel (PanelView) programming.
- Perform basic robot programming.
- Troubleshoot working progams in Contrologix/Compactlogix.
Assessment and Requirements
- Informal and formal laboratory activities and performance exercises in which students demonstrate an understanding of assigned circuits. formal laboratory activities are submitted as a written report and represent 80 percent of the course grade.
- Final laboratory project. The final project is worth 20 percent of the course grade.