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SKEL 122 - Advanced Controls II

Credits: 4
Present students with basic concepts and hands-on experience with programmable digital control systems. Emphasis placed on hardware, program (software) entry, R-T-C math, documentation, trouble-shooting, communication links (generic) and peripheral equipment.

Prerequisite(s): SKEL 121  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the architecture of a PLC processor.
    1. Describe function of data files.
    2. Describe function of data file types.
    3. Describe function of program files.
    4. Describe relationship between data files and program instructions.
    5. Describe PLC operation cycle.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of instruction and program execution.
    1. Describe bit instructions as logic statements.
    2. Describe program rungs as logic statements.
    3. Describe logic statements as program rungs.
    4. Describe the difference between main programs and subroutines.
    5. Describe function of basic bit instructions.
    6. Describe ladder program structure.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of timer, counter, simple math and data manipulation instructions.
    1. Describe function of timer instructions.
    2. Describe function of counter instructions.
    3. Describe function of Add, Sub, Mul, Div Instructions.
    4. Describe function of move and file instructions.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the architecture of a control logix processor.
    1. Describe function of tags.
    2. Describe function of data types.
    3. Describe function of tasks.
    4. Describe function of programs.
    5. Describe function of routines.
    6. Describe function of tag scope.
    7. Show ability to configure a project.
    8. Describe operation cycle.
    9. Describe function of user defined data types.
  5. Demonstrate ability to use PLC programming software offline.
    1. Demonstrate basic windows skills.
    2. Create a new project.
    3. Create ladder routines.
    4. Create tags with tag editor.
    5. Describe tag display properties.
    6. Verify a project and correct errors.
    7. Adequately document a project.
  6. Demonstrate ability to use PLC programming software online.
    1. Demonstrate ability to start RSLinx and establish communications to processor.
    2. Demonstrate ability to download program to processor.
    3. Demonstrate ability to monitor and edit tag data.
    4. Demonstrate ability to use test mode.
    5. Demonstrate ability to make online program edits.
    6. Demonstrate ability to upload a program from a processor.
  7. Demonstrate ability to create, test and debug a program.
    1. Describe and program a one shot function.
    2. Decribe and program a memory latch function.
    3. Describe and program a step logic function.
    4. Analyze a program written in both step logic and non-step logic form.
    5. Demonstrate ability to design a program from a narrative description.



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