Write Visual Basic language programs to interface a PLC to external devices used in industrial systems. Use the newest programming language with cutting-edge automation controller platforms. Explore the concepts of event- and time-driven programming, and learn the basics of vision systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI) and other devices.
Explore the basics of DC and AC drives, including operational controls, characteristics, drive functionality, and PC and field bus interfacing. Gain hands-on experience in drive set-up and wiring, and become familiar with servo control during lab work. Learn safe troubleshooting and testing practices.
Build an understanding of industrial sensors including limit, Hall-Effect, photoelectric and proximity switches; and explore instrumentation, operational theory and elements of open- and closed-loop systems, and the calibration of process control and flow metering devices.
Credits from this short-term certificate program may be applied toward the General Manufacturing AAS degree and other degree and diploma programs within the manufacturing area of the School of Applied Technologies.
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