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Basic PLC Programming

Basic PLC Programming

 

COURSE CODE:                    KCBPLC-02

Credit Value:                         2.0      

 

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand PLC hardware and be able to connect real world devices to it.
  2. Understand ladder logic and ladder programming

 

 

Understand PLC hardware and be able to connect real world devices to it.

 Objectives:

  1. Be able to describe the various components of a PLC (controller, input/output modules, power supply modules, communication modules, etc.).
  2. Be able to identify at least two PLC manufacturers (e.g., Allen Bradley and Siemens) and their line of products.
  3. Be able to compare a genera-purpose computer to a PLC and identify the differences
  4. Be able to identify some of the various input and output devices generally used with PLCs (sensors, switches, motors, valves, etc.).
  5. Be able to describe the PLC mode of operation
  6. Understand sinking and sourcing concepts and how to make basic input and output connections to the PLC.
  7. Be able to make I/O connections to a PLC
Understand ladder logic and ladder programming.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic building blocks of ladder logic (NORMALLY OPEN (EXAMINE IF CLOSED); NORMALY CLOSED (EXAMIN IF OPEN), sealed-in-logic, etc.).
  2. Understand PLC programming standards (IEC 1131); ladder diagrams, sequential function charts, function blocks, instruction list programming, etc.).
  3. Understand how to convert electrical schematics to ladder logic

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