PCC/ CCOG / ELT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ELT 126 Effective Fall 2015

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 class covers the current year code book in these areas: Article 250 - Grounding and Bonding, Article 285 - SPD for 1000v or less, Article 300 - Wiring Methods, Article 400 - Flexible cords and cables, Article 409 - Industrial Control Panels, Article 430 - Motors, Motor Circuits and controllers, Article 504 - Intrinsically Safe Systems, Article 610 - Cranes and Hoists, Article 670 - Industrial Machinery, Article 675 - Irrigation Machinery, Article 680 - Swimming Pools and Fountains, Article 720 - Circuits and Equipment operating at less than 50v, Article 725 - Class 1,2,3 power limited circuits, Article 750 - Energy Management Systems and Article 800 - Communications Systems

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.