EE 389 - PLC Applications in Industry

Course lecturer :

  • Yasser Elkamshoushy

Course assistant :

  • Mohamed Elsayed

Course objectives :

Identify and explain the main design characteristics, internal architecture, and operating principles of programmable logic controllers. Describe and identify the characteristics of commonly used input and output devices. Explain the processing of inputs and outputs by PLCs. Describe communication links involved with PLC systems, the protocols, and networking methods. Develop ladder programs for the logic functions AND, OR, NOR, NAND, NOT, and XOR. Develop ladder programs involving internal relays, timers, counters, shift registers, sequencers, and data handling. Develop functional block diagram, instruction list, structured text, and sequential function chart programs. Identify safety issues with PLC systems. Identify methods used for fault diagnosis, testing, and debugging.

Course description :

Designing software for control systems is difficult. Experienced controls engineers have learned many techniques that allow them to solve problems. This course was written to present methods for designing controls software using Programmable Logic Controllers(PLCs).

Course assessment :

Quizzes and Assignments Other activities: PPT presentation, internet review work, small project MidTerm Examination at 8th Week Lab experiments -Lab Work : reports & discussion Lab Work Exam @ end of 14th week Final-Term Examination,Following the 15th week

Recommended text books :

Hugh Jack ,”Automating Manufacturing Systems with PLCs “ Version 5.1, March 21, 2008.

Recommended refrences :

L .A. Bryan,E.A. Bryan, “Programmable controllers: theory and implementation” 2nd edition 1997. Industrial Text and Video Company.