14. EGR 450: Manufacturing Control Systems Syllabus
Academic Unit: Padnos School of Engineering
Class Times: 10am-noon pm: Mon, Wed, Fri, first half of semester
Lab Times: Tues, 8-11am, 1-4pm
Description: An introduction to the control of machines and processes widely used in manufacturing. Topics include programmable logic controllers, actuators and sensor for discrete and continuous systems, structured design techniques, memory structures, data handling functions, A/D and D/A converters, data communications, and hierarchical control. The technical issues involved in implementing control schemes are presented. (3-0-3). Four credits. Offered spring-summer semester.
Textbooks: Jack, H. Automated Manufacturing Systems; PLCs, 2006, Version 4.8.
Software: Netscape Communicator, PLC programming software, FTP/Telnet
Objective: When done the student should be able to design and implement control systems for typical industrial problems.
Instruction Methods: Lectures, labs, projects and discussions.
Tentative Laboratory Projects:
2. Basic ladder logic design and PLC interfacing: combinatorial press control
3. Intermediate ladder logic design and PLC interfacing: encoder controlled motor
4. Advanced ladder logic design and PLC interfacing: sequential traffic lights
7. PLC Networking and Serial Communications: with DH+ and RS-232C
8. Control of a multistation keytag maker
9. Control of a multistation keytag maker (cont’d)
10. Introduction to embedded controllers
11. Programming embedded controllers
Tests will be given at natural points during the term as new material is covered. A major final project, involving design, construction and testing, will be proposed early in the term, and be completed later in the term. Marks will be some combination of performance and report. A final examination will be given to conclude the work and test the students global comprehension of the material.