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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ELEC-236 Industrial Automation and Control

Credits 6 / 8 Contact Hours
Prerequisites: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016); ELEC-135 and ELEC-139
Automation and control systems are driving increased productivity and efficiency across all industries. The need for technicians with the ability to design, troubleshoot, integrate and maintain electro-mechanical systems has never been greater. In this class, sensing and control technology, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), will be utilized to troubleshoot and upgrade existing systems as well as design new process control and automation solutions. System requirements and machine safety standards will be utilized.

Course Outcomes
1. Analyze the use of solid-state relays (SSRs) in industrial systems 2. Select input devices for PLC installations 3. Select output control devices for PLC installations 4.Differentiatye between safety and standard hardware 5. Incorporate appropriate industrial safety measures for automated design 6. Test SCRs using DNN 7. Test Triacs using DMM 8. Build thyristor-based control circuits 9. Develop PLC field wiring diagrams 10. Develop ladder logic program 11. Program and demonstrate the use of timers/counters 12. Program and demonstrate the use of control instructions 13. Program and demonstrate the use of data transfer functions 14. Program and demonstrate the use of data manipulation instructions 15. Program and demonstrate the use of sequencing, conversion and shift instructions 16. Configure PLC system for installation 17. Program and control variable frequency drive (VFD) using the PLC 18. Analyze a major PLC program 19. Interface devices to a PLC system 20. Determine a control system to meet design requirements 21. Document automated system proposal