• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Instrumentation and Process Control II
  • Course #: ARET2580
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to basic process control theory including the fundamentals of process control loops and tuning. Troubleshooting techniques will be discussed and applied on manufacturing equipment. Students will utilized various software packages to construct and analyze systems. Integration of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and motor controllers will be discussed. This course will focus on the instrumentation and process control system as utilized on packaging machinery, automation systems, and robotics.

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:
Report how to verify mechanical installation of control systems
Illustrate continuity checks on both electrical and pneumatic loops
Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques in a loop
Interpret basic process control theory
Examine the function and application of various Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controls
Illustrate how electronic single loop controllers work
Manipulate software to construct control systems
Integrate Human Machine Interface (HMI) into Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems
Appraise motor control systems

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ARET2560
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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