• Program: Fluid Power Engineering Technology
  • Course: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Course #: FLPW2020
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and is designed to give the student a more in-depth working knowledge of the PLC. Advanced programming, troubleshooting and application techniques will be covered. Students will take projects from the design process to the implementation of their design. The projects include: software generated programs, various use of digital and analog input and output devices, field wiring diagrams, machine sequence diagrams and PLC component selection. Students will interface the Allen Bradley PLC with various types of machine and motor controllers including AC and DC devices.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Utilize troubleshooting techniques
Determine automation sequence
Interrupt field-wiring diagrams
Differentiate between relay and PLC logic
Investigate PLC and HMI peripheral requirements
Network PLC, HMI and AC-VFD
Operate fluid power components with a PLC
Calculate with various numeric bases
Construct analog input/output programs
Construct HMI programs
Interface decrete input and output devices with a PLC, HMI and AC-VFD
Interface analog input and output devices with a PLC, HMI and AC-VFD

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  FLPW2000 or equivalent or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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