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

INEL 75030 - Communication Protocols and Downloading a RS Logix® 5000 Project

0.42 CR
The industry has shifted away from using DH-485 as the cabling and communication protocol within automated systems and is now primarily using Ethernet. We have revised the competencies and lab activities to reflect this change. We would now like to re-name the module to reflect the protocol. We do not feel this change substantially changes the nature of the module, therefore, we would like to simply change the name of the module as opposed to removing the old module and adding a new module. Both the DH-485 and Ethernet protocols modules would be counted towards graduation. This change was initiated based on funding received from the DENSO Foundation. With this funding, we were able to purchase the new equipment and revise the lab activity in this module.

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.