Thursday: 11.00-11.50 a.m. and the lab from 1-2.50 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Logic Controller Programming with an emphasis on motor control using variable speed drives. Also includes CAM programming using software and CNC equipment. Companion lab.
MENG 3203 Applied Fluid Power Design.
Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator
Programmable Logic Controllers by Frank D. Petruzela, Fourth Edition
Additional material will be distributed in the form of handouts.
Additional material will be covered as time permits.
Labs will be provided either in class or using D2L