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Instrumentation and Process Control IIThis 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.3ARET2560ARET2580View
Programmable Logic Controllers I Certificate ReviewThis course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) I Certificate. This certificate covers the principles and applications of different types of logic and programming used to control packaging machinery and systems. Topics include hardware and software composition of control systems, input/output interfacing, basic logic commands and common programming instructions. There is additional emphasis on common program tasks, and troubleshooting PLC based systems. This course will cover both address-based and tag-based PLC systems. The knowledge of relay logic, ladder programming and input/output devices is needed to understand and maintain all types of common packaging equipment. This certificate is aimed at entry level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, start up, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. Upon the completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Programmable Logic Controllers I test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered.3ARET2110 and ARET1185 or Instructor approvalARET2340View
Automated Fluid Power I Certificate ReviewThis certificate provides the student with an understanding of the function, operation, and application of common components used in fluid power circuits and systems. It also provides the student with an understanding of how fluid power components and accessories are placed together to create circuits and systems for powering industrial machines. The major emphasis is on pneumatics with a lesser emphasis on hydraulics and vacuum systems. Electro-fluid power troubleshooting is emphasized. This certificate is targeted to mechanics, technicians and technologists who will be involved in the application, installation, modification or troubleshooting of fluid power systems in packaging and manufacturing environments. Upon completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Fluid Power I Certificate test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. This course is aimed at entry level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered.3ARET2105 or Instructor approvalARET2360View
FANUC Robotics OperationsDiscover robots and how they are poised to revolutionize manufacturing. This course covers the overall FANUC Spherical Robot Operations. Learners will program, setup and operate the robots and end effector. The FANUC Teach Pendant will be taught & utilized for programming and jogging the robot. This course is intended for an operator, technician, engineer or programmer who may need to setup, modify, record and run a program on a FANUC robot system. Students will set up a specific application, write basic programs, and test them. Upon the successful completion of this course students will be able to take the FANUC Handling Tool certification test. All Manufacturing students including those utilizing CAD/CAM, Electronics, Fluid Power engineering, Machine Design, Packaging of foods, liquids, and medicines would benefit from taking this test.2ARET1200ARET2200View
Advanced Programmable Logic ControllersThis 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.4ARET1190ARET2110View
Industrial Electricity II Certificate ReviewThis course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Industrial Electricity II Certificate. The Industrial Electricity II certificate builds upon the Industrial Electricity I certificate. After completion of this course students will understand more complex motor starting circuits such as jogging, hand-off-automatic, reversing, and reduced voltage starting. They will become familiar with time-based, count-based and sequential control of multiple output loads utilizing control relay logic and automatic input devices such as limit, flow and pressure switches to provide feedback. They will understand basic electro-fluid power circuits where relay logic is used to operate devices such as pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders through electrically piloted directional control valves. Basic understanding of the various types of electronic sensors, timers and counters used in industrial control is required. Students become familiar with the sizing and installation of various types of electrical conductors and raceways used in or around industrial machinery and will understand how to properly wire an industrial control panel. Finally, students will develop an understanding of basic troubleshooting techniques and practices, not only for the individual components but also for systems of components. This advanced knowledge of industrial electricity and control systems is needed to understand the complex operations of machines and systems that might be used for an electro-mechanical packaging line. Upon the completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Industrial Electricity II test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered.3ARET1180 and ARET2320 or Instructor approvalARET2330View
Industrial Electricity I Certificate ReviewThis course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Industrial Electricity I Certificate. This certificate covers basic safety practices for voltages up to 600 volts and knowledge of voltage, current and power in AC and DC circuits, circuit analysis of series and parallel loads, and basic understanding of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. It applies these fundamentals to simple applications that would be found in residential, light commercial and simple industrial use. Candidates should be able to interpret and troubleshoot circuits used for lighting, across the line 3 phase motor starting, and simple relay logic with devices such as control transformers, fuses & circuit breakers, pushbuttons & selector switches, pilot lights & alarm devices, solenoids, 3 phase motor starters, motor overloads, limit switches, and combinations of control relays to perform basic logic functions. Candidates should be familiar with simple wiring practices for using these devices and with component level troubleshooting of these devices. Upon the completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Industrial Electricity I test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. A basic knowledge of industrial electricity is needed to understand the basic operation of all type of commercial and industrial equipment and to gain further knowledge of more complex packaging machines and systems. This basic knowledge of industrial electricity would be expected of an entry level electrician working in facilities maintenance or assisting in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. This course is aimed at entry level technicians who may be involved in the assembly, test, startup, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair or upgrade of basic packaging machinery modules. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered. 3ARET1175 or Instructor approvalARET2320View
Industrial Electricity and Electronics IIThis course is designed for persons involved with industrial maintenance on automated production machines, packaging machinery and robots. The students will learn single-phase and three-phase principles, AC motors, DC motors and controls. Also included are stepper and servo motion principles, variable frequency drive, DC variable motor speed controller, vector control, programming and applications.3ARET1175ARET1180View
FANUC Vision SystemsThis course introduces the learner to the new world of machine vision. You will learn basic tasks and procedures required for an operator, technician, engineer or programmer to set up, teach, test, and modify FANUC iRVision using the System R-30iA controller application. Discover how FANUC Vision is a key tool for automatically evaluating parts when compared to the engineering drawings. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be given an opportunity to take a FANUC iRVision certification test. Students in all areas of Manufacturing, including CAD/CAM, Electronics, Fluid Power Engineering, Machine Design, Packaging of foods, liquids, and medicines would benefit from this course.1ARET1165 and ARET2200ARET2250View
Advanced Automation ControlsThis course is designed for all persons in the field of automation. Students study the operation of single and three-phase motor controls, solid state control devices, application of electric heat, photoelectric devices and other components related to industrial controls. The student will design, wire and troubleshoot electrical circuits using ladder line logic. The course includes three phase power circuits and programming robots used in automated assembly and packaging.4ARET1155ARET2100View