Dec 04, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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MECT 2215 - PLC Advanced Programming

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: MECT 2115

(replaces MECT 2210 and MECT 2212 together but does not equate to either course separately)

This is a capstone course in the Automated Systems Technology (Mechatronics) program.  Students will gain valuable real world experience in the control, maintenance, and simulation of automated processes, which utilize advanced manufacturing techniques. The physical system substations will include but are not limited to processes such as pick and place feeding, automatic gauging, part indexing, part sorting and queuing, robotic pick and place assembly, and part torquing. The software simulation of each substation will also be presented.

Location: South Campus

Contact Hours: 6
Billable Contact Hours: 6
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a PLC program for an industrial application.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the major types of applications of PLC programs.
  2. Explain the sequence of a PLC program.
  3. Design a PLC program for an application.
    1. Create a pick and place feeding program.
    2. Create a pick and gauging program.
    3. Create a pick and indexing program.
    4. Create a pick and sorting and queuing program.
    5. Create a pick and robot pick and place program.
    6. Create a pick and torqueing and assembly program.
    7. Create a pick and parts storage program. 

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to integrate multiple station control in a PLC program.

Objectives:

  1. Describe a PLC program that uses discrete I/O handshaking for multiple station part reject tracking.
  2. Design a PLC program that uses discrete I/O handshaking for multiple station part reject tracking.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.

4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.

  • 5. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

 


COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Introduction to Mechatronics
    1. Mechatronics defined
    2. Control system concepts
    3. Mechatronics safety
    4. Machine operator functions
  2. Basic Component Adjustments
    1. Manual operation
    2. Pneumatic pick and place
    3. Electrical pick and place
    4. Electrical sensors
  3. Pick and Place Feeding
    1. Station operation
    2. Component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  4. Gauging
    1. Station operation
    2. Actuator adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  5. Indexing
    1. Station operation
    2. Component adjustment
    3. Stepper motor programming
    4. Module sequencing
    5. Station sequencing
  6. Sorting and Queuing
    1. Station operation
    2. Component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  7. Robotic Pick and Place Assembly
    1. Station operation
    2. Component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  8. Torqueing and Assembly
    1. Station operation
    2. Component adjustment
    3. Torque adjustment
    4. Module sequencing
    5. Station sequencing
  9. Parts Storage
    1. Station operation
    2. Component adjustment
    3. Module sequencing
    4. Station sequencing
  10. Multiple Station Control
    1. Discrete I/O handshaking
    2. Module interfacing and communication
    3. System startup and halt
    4. System stop and reset
    5. System programming

Primary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty
Seger, Jennifer
Associate Dean
Hinrichsen, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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