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ELET 403

This course introduces students to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and their uses in industrial automation. In this course students state the functions and applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Students learn to determine the language and addressing requirements of a PLC and demonstrate the programming of common relay instructions, timers, counters, mathematic functions, and word comparisons within a PLC. Students learn proper methods of safe, acceptable programming practices including clear documentation and identify methods of installing a PLC system and perform hard wiring of PLCs to equipment. Students also demonstrate methods of testing PLC inputs and outputs and design programs to operate machines in a desired manner using many of the internal functions of a PLC.