• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Course #: ARET1190
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will be introduced to the Allen Bradley SLC 500 family of PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers) using current Rockwell RS Logix and Linux windows based software. Students will learn how to use Allen Bradley PLC for fast and accurate troubleshooting of Automated machinery in a manufacturing environment. PLC safety, terminology, hardware configurations, software use, programming methods, addressing, instruction sets, are backed up with practical "real -world" labs.

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:
Characterize safety relating to the PLC, system, and humans
Compile information on the Allen Bradley web site
Characterize the installation process for RSLogix and RSLinx
Implement communication drivers
Determine up PLC hardware
Create a project
Execute a PLC program
Complete a PLC program
Utilize help files
Construct input and output instructions
Create a program
Specify rung, address, and instruction comments
Explain the force function
Construct Boolean algebra statements

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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