ISMT 180 Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) provides a mobile option for teaching both basic and advanced applications as well as sophisticated troubleshooting using the powerful Siemens S7-1200 PLC. Programming, operating, and troubleshooting skills on modern PLC systems are vital for future professionals. This PLC course integrates an HMI panel, networking, and a variety of programming commands in order to teach real-world processes.

Credits

2 Credits

ISMT 180Programmable Logic Controllers

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Trade & Industry

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

15

Semester Contact Hours Lab

30

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) provides a mobile option for teaching both basic and advanced applications as well as sophisticated troubleshooting using the powerful Siemens S7-1200 PLC. Programming, operating, and troubleshooting skills on modern PLC systems are vital for future professionals. This PLC course integrates an HMI panel, networking, and a variety of programming commands in order to teach real-world processes.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Describe two levels of troubleshooting and give an application of each Describe six types of PLC faults Describe how to use the S7-1200's status and diagnostic indicators to determine the status of PLC operation Describe the operation of a PLC power distribution system Describe how to troubleshoot a PLC power distribution system Describe how to troubleshoot a PLC power supply Describe how to test discrete input devices Describe how to test discrete inputs Describe the PLC Force function and give an application Describe how to force a PLC input or output using a Force table Describe how to test a discrete output device Describe how to test a discrete output Describe the diagnostics buffer and give an application Describe the operation of the diagnostics buffer Describe how to troubleshoot an S7-1200 PLC processor that controls local I/O Describe five methods of systems troubleshooting and give an application of each Describe four types of PLC component tests Describe a six-step PLC troubleshooting sequence Describe the operation of the Find and Replace function and give an application Describe the operation of the Go To function and give an application Describe how to test an analog input device Describe how to test an analog input channel Describe how to troubleshoot analog input loops Describe how to test an analog output device Describe how to test a Siemens S7-1200 signal board analog output Describe how to troubleshoot an analog signal board output Describe how to test a PLC-controlled PWM output device Describe how to troubleshoot a PLC-controlled PWM application Describe how to test a PLC-controlled variable speed drive Describe how to troubleshoot a PLC-controlled variable speed drive Describe the basic operation of a stepper motor Describe how to test a stepper motor Describe how to troubleshoot a stepper motor Demonstrative Outcomes Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: Use the S7-1200's status and diagnostic indicators to determine the status of PLC operation Troubleshoot a PLC power distribution system Troubleshoot a PLC power supply Test discrete input devices Force inputs and outputs using a Force table Test a discrete output device Test a discrete output View the diagnostics buffer Troubleshoot an S7-1200 PLC processor fault Use a six-step sequence to troubleshoot a PLC system Troubleshoot a continuous cycle reciprocating motor PLC project Troubleshoot a PLC-controlled machine with manual and automatic modes Use the Find and Replace and Go To functions to find an instruction Test an analog input device Test an analog input channel Troubleshoot a PLC routine that performs on/off control using an analog input Test an analog output device Test a Siemens S7-1200 signal board analog output Troubleshoot a Siemens S7-1200 analog signal board output Test a PLC-controlled PWM output device Troubleshoot a PLC-controlled PWM temperature control application Test a PLC-controlled variable speed drive Troubleshoot a PLC-controlled variable speed drive Test a stepper motor Troubleshoot a stepper motor

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies