PLC103 - HMI/Factory Talk View Implementation

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Subject Title
HMI/Factory Talk View Implementation

Subject Description
This subject introduces the student to the advanced techniques of the HMI design Using FTAP-View ME; SE Local and FTAP View Network Edition. The students will learn how to create a local application using FTAP-View Machine Edition to create multiple screen application using Local Messages; Alarming; Animation; Recipe and Run Time application; also using FTAP View SE Local Edition the student will build an application to provide Data Logging and Alarm server, the connection to the process via RS-Linx classic OPC or RS-Linx Enteprise and the connection to the Access or SQL server database via ODBC.
Using FTAP SE Network the student will learn how to setup HMI Server to provide communication to the FTAP-View Clients, also in all applications the faceplates will be used extensively.
  Note: Bring your safety glasses to class

Credit Status
One credit toward a PLC-System Integrator Specialist Recognition of Achievement

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Set up the communication between the PLC and the Human Machine Interface (HMI).

2. Program the HMI with all the logical structures to accommodate an industrial application.

3. Change/modify an existing touch screen program adding different buttons, analog or digital meters and graphic bars.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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PLC 101 - PLC Basic Programming

Topic Outline

  • The Human Machine Interface
  • Touch Screen programming
  • How to design an interactive human interface
  • The NT Software capability
  • Implementing buttons, meters/graph bars, alarm units, an interactive solution
  • Connecting the PLC to the HMI
  • Practical solutions for a typical industrial applications

Mode of Instruction
Lectures and hands-on practice in the lab

Laboratory work is essential and will reinforce all the theory with actual programming of the PLC.

Prescribed Texts
Software Requirement

1. USB - PLC Lecture Notes

2. Rockwell Automation Student Took Kit

Reference Material
Programmable Logic Controllers, Author:  John R. Hackworth / Frederick D. Hackworth Jr. Publisher:  Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN 10: 0130607185

Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers, Sensors and Communications, Author:  Jon Stenerson; ISBN: 10: 013061890X 

Required Supplies
Bring your safety glasses to class

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  • Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:

Laboratory Attendance
The laboratory component is essential and therefore it is strongly recommended  that you attend all labs.  Any missed labs must be supported with a legal document with three days of the lab.  Any student who fails to attend 2 scheduled laboratory classes for a 7 week subject and more than 3 laboratory classes for a 14 week subject will not pass the subject.    

Laboratory Safety
Students are required to review and understand the safety procedures and guidelines outlined on the first class and sign the sheet to this effect before beginning work in the laboratory.  Students must also wear a lab coat and safety glasses when conducting experiments.
A student who arrives without the proper safety equipment will not be permitted to participant in the lab but will be asked to leave the class.  The student will receive no grade for the lab missed.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Practical  60%
Final Exam  40%

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.


Approved by: Denis Gravelle