Programmable Logic Controllers

Course Code: ELIC 252

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course is a comprehensive introduction to PLCs and teaches the general principles applicable to all PLC brands. It prepares the students to work with these devices in a variety of industrial settings and applications. The textbook uses the popular Allen-Bradley brand as the paradigm while the lab is based on the Siemens S7-200 PLC hardware, 214 CPU and discrete and analog I/O expansion modules. The students master the Siemens S7-200 programming instructions, which are divided into six distinct categories: file level, including sequencer operation; bit level; timers and counters; word level, including add, subtract, multiply and divide; control programs; and analog inputs. Various installation, troubleshooting, start-up and final system checkout procedures are studied and implemented. Data measurement, transducers and intelligent I/O with temperature are covered, including wiring and signal conditioning.