Introduction to Siemens / Allen Bradley PLC's


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IAS100 - Introduction to Siemens / Allen Bradley PLC's

This course covers the fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and automation control systems, including:

  • basic principles for designing and controlling simple mechanical, electrical and fluid systems
  • concepts of control system theory
  • an introduction to various control systems and PLCs in a complex mechatronic environment
  • SIMATIC S7 & Comfort HMI and the related programming software TIA portal/STEP7
  • CompactLogix with RSLogix 5000 and Micro 850 with CCW

Using computer simulation, students learn the role that PLCs play within mechatronic systems or subsystems. They will also learn basic elements of PLC functions by writing small programs and testing these programs on an actual system (2 axis gripper pick and place unit). Students will learn to identify malfunctioning PLC hardware, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC software.

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