Machine Control Programming

Course Details

Course Number: MENG 4122  Section Number: 100

Fall 2013

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: 207

Days & Times:

Thursday: 11.00-11.50 a.m. and the lab from 1-2.50 p.m.



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Programmable logic controllers, Fourth Edition
by Frank D. Petruzela
  ISBN: 978 07 3510880

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Jan W. Brink   
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Course Objectives

1. Compare hardwired logic to PLC logic.

2. Become proficient with the Automation Studio PLC and fluid power software.

3. Be able to design logic for small PLC projects.

4. Be able to enter a program and operate a real PLC to a real application.

5. Be able to have an understanding of CAM software as applied to CNC.

6. Be able to analyze simple feedback systems using Laplace transforms and state space methods.


Course Expectations
  • Lecture Format

This course consists of a one 50-minute session per week and a 2 hour lab period. We will have to explain the labs in the class room before a lab can be performed in order to understand the material.  Class time will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire course content and thus, you will have to study some of the course material on your own.  Student participation in class discussions is highly encouraged. 

 

  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. . Labs and Lecture are highly intertwined in this class. Attendance is extremely important in order to be able to follow the class.

 

  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.    


Grading Standards
  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores, the quiz scores, average of the scores earned in the homework assignments, and the score received for your attitude. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 

X = 0.75x(exam1 score + exam 2 score + exam 3 score) + 0.10x(homework average)       

     + 0.10x(attitude/participation/attendance score)  + 0.5 x (quiz average)

Note: the quizzes will be very short questions given unexpectedly and will last 5 minutes at the beginning of class. The quizzes will be picked for all at the same time. No exceptions.


Final Exam12/10/2013  1-3 p.m.

Submission Format Policy
  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted. 



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy
  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted. 

 

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. Some form of official proof has to be provided to the instructor for the absence.     


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements
  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class regularly and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. . Labs and Lecture are highly intertwined in this class. Attendance is extremely important in order to be able to follow the class.

 

  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.    


Other Policies

CATALOG DESCRIPTION

Logic Controller Programming with an emphasis on motor control using variable speed drives. Also includes CAM programming using software and CNC equipment. Companion lab.

 

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

MENG 3203 Applied Fluid Power Design.

 

OTHER PREREQUISITES

Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK

Programmable Logic Controllers by Frank D. Petruzela, Fourth Edition

 

REFERENCES

Additional material will be distributed in the form of handouts.

 

TOPICS COVERED

  • Comparison of hardwired logic vs. PLC logic
  • Several labs using Automation Studio software
  • Students will have to do a small design project using Automation Studio
  • Actual hands on programming of Compact Logix PLCs
  • A short introduction to CAM programming and CNC machines
  • A brief study of feedback control systems using LaPlace transformations

 

Additional material will be covered as time permits.

 

Labs will be provided either in class or using D2L


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