Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

INEL 60050 - Introduction to PLC Troubleshooting

0.33 CR
As machines become more complex, troubleshooting malfunctions becomes more difficult. Today, troubleshooting is one of the most challenging skills for engineers and technicians alike. In this module, the student will begin the study of PLC troubleshooting. To do this the student will learn to use the troubleshooting feature of the 890-PEC Programmable Controller Training System, which allows the student to insert faults into the system. The student will also perform tests on the PLC components to learn where failures can occur and how to tell when a component is good or bad.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
  2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
  3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
  4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
  5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
  6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.