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MECT 2745 - PLC Advanced Programming-Allen Bradley

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: MECT 2645  

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 torqueing. The software simulation of each substation will also be presented.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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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 torquing 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 (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

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
Mielke, Michael
Secondary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



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



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