• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Course #: ARET2110
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is designed using Allen Bradley PLC's and touch screens. Problem solving and troubleshooting factory controls is stressed. This is accomplished using up to date Rockwell RSLogix, RSLinx, and Panel Builder software. Student will acquire an advanced knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers and touch screens. Logic concepts, programmable controller program development, I/O configuration and translation from hardware to programmed logic. HMI touch screens and tags are introduced. The student will develop, edit and troubleshoot programs employing a large array of instructions found in typical Automation Robotics Engineering Technology Packaging systems, including logic flow, timers, counters, sequencers, math, and specialty functions. Persons involved with automation including robotics should consider this hands-on course.

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 programmable logic-controlled systems
Utilize programmable logic-controlled systems
Troubleshoot systems using PLC
Apply troubleshooting techniques to programs
Identify programmable logic-controller interfacing
Assemble programmable logic-controller
Apply binary, decimal, HEX, and BCD numbering systems
Specify programmable controller peripheral devices
Outline programmable logic-control troubleshooting sequence
Diagnose program related faults
Diagnose hardware related faults
Implement programmable logic-controller
Design graphical interfaces using Panel View software
Demonstrate HMI
Program controller instructions
Test programmable logic-controller circuit
Verify programmable logic-controller control functions

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ARET1190
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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