PCC/ CCOG / ELT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ELT 126

Course Number:
ELT 126
Course Title:
Intermediate Programmable Controllers (PC Based)
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Presents advanced features of programmable controllers, including designing, monitoring, and editing programs with practical hands-on experience. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Prerequisites: ELT 125 or TE 9126 Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course will be presented by means of lecture/discussion sessions, demonstrations, and heavy emphasis on the "Hands-On" laboratory exercises. *Allen Bradley SLC500 and AB Micrologix 1000 Programmable Controllers will be used in conjunction with RS Logix 500 software over RS-232 communications protocol.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Demonstrate ability to use the programming software to program the PLCs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the more advanced instructions and their uses in the manufacturing facility.
  • Create programs from scratch, design small programs based on Electrical Schematics, or functional Descriptions of machine operation.
  • Monitor and edit programs to further troubleshoot industrial control systems.
  • Review NEC and IEEE standards relating to proper wiring code techniques of low voltage controls including:
    • Motor Controls (two wire, three wire, start/stop etc)
    • Analog current loops for controls (4-20mA vs. 0-10vdc)
    • Contactor and Auxiliary Relay operation
    • Proper ground isolation and signal wiring for use with PLC communications.

Course Activities and Design

This course will start with a quick review of TE 9126, Basic Programmable Controllers. With €œHands-On€ programming using RS Logix on a Windows 2000 computer, the student will design, create, modify and test programs utilizing some of the more advanced instructions.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Procedures will be discussed at the first class session and the instructor's grading policy will be referenced on the class syllabus. Assessment will be based on attendance, participation, personal improvement, homework, quizzes, and the final examination.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Demonstrate ability to use the programming software to program the €œPLCs€
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the more advanced instructions and their uses in the manufacturing facility.
  • Create programs from scratch, design small programs based on Electrical Schematics, or functional Descriptions of machine operation.
  • Monitor and edit programs to further troubleshoot industrial control systems.
  • Review NEC and IEEE standards relating to proper wiring code techniques of low voltage controls including:
    • Motor Controls (two wire, three wire, start/stop etc)
    • Analog current loops for controls (4-20mA vs. 0-10vdc)
    • Contactor and Auxiliary Relay operation
    • Proper ground isolation and signal wiring for use with PLC communications.