Introduces ladder logic symbols and diagrams used in industrial control circuits. Safety standards and procedures are reviewed and implemented. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, relays, timers, and motor starters.
Involves developing and designing a project as the culminating course in the Electromechanical program. By creating a fully-functional automation system, the learner will tie together all of the concepts learned in previous courses. The project will consist of a machine of the student's choosing, and it will be automatically controlled by an industrial controller or computer. Systems analysis, problem solving and group cooperation are emphasized throughout the course.
Introduces Advanced Instruction and Programming techniques by exploring and configuring analog and digital scaling values, data management, PLC vision and PLC Proportional Integral derivative (PID) process control. Learners will apply these PLC functions in real world industrial applications.
Introduces industrial motor drives including the most common types of DC and AC variable speed motor drives. Constant speed, torque and power operation modes, as well as the various solid state motor drive power control schemes and applications are discussed. Remote control and monitoring signals and system integration techniques are introduced. Labs include multiple vendor motor drive programming, connection, integration and testing as well as drive network communications, control and monitoring.
Develop motor and other actuator control and power circuits. The student will utilize typical industrial manufacturing controls. Basic machine sequence control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software.
Introduces solid state motor controls and proximity and photo sensors. Machine sequence control circuits are developed using programmable logic relays (PLRs) with computer based ladder logic programming and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.
Incorporates the detailed study of mechanical power transmission system components. Included are gear, belt, chain and screw drive systems. Lab experiments include the selection, installation and maintenance of mechanical power transmission components and systems.
Introduces industrial motors including the most common types of AC and DC motors. The potential dangers of Industrial motors are explored and the application and safety standards related to electric motors are reviewed and implemented. Labs include motor load and efficiency testing utilizing digital power, speed and torque measurement devices.
Applies the principles of industrial control systems. Students learn the fundamentals of operating various industrial control systems including open/closed loop servo-hydraulics and PID control systems.
Introduces the principles of motion control. Multi-axis CNC machines are operated using G-Code programming and CAM software. Servo motors, stepper motors and feedback devices are studied using hands on lab activities.
Advanced servo integration is accomplished using industrial servo drives and programmable logic controllers. Servo gearing and camming is studied through hands-on activities. Learners solve real world servo related problems using advanced PLC and Servo programming.
Focuses on the concept of programming and using vision guided robotic systems. Both remote hard mounted vision systems and robot mounted vision systems will be introduced. The students will learn how to create vision programs and configure the robot to work with the camera system to allow storage and bin picking applications. Both 2D and 3D camera systems will be introduced.
Introduces General Industry Safety Practices and is intended to provide an entry level worker’s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industry setting. An OSHA 10 General Industry certification will be obtained with completion of the course. In addition, lab specific safety will be covered. OSHA has some very specific rules for receiving the certification card for OSHA 10. OSHA 10 Cards can only be issued to students in the face-to-face classes who attend every class. OSHA will not allow anyone taking this course in an online/flex format to receive a certification card. If you need the OSHA 10 card upon completion of this course, please be sure you are enrolled in the face-to-face section.
Introduces PLC networking and data base collection. Learners will explore effective network communication schemes between PLC system components. Machine and process control systems require that programmable controllers be interconnected, so that data can be passed among them easily to accomplish the control task. Learners will explore these PLC Network communications through real world examples
Introduces Integrated Manufacturing Systems (IMS). Learners will contrast Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC) and Personal Computer (PC) programming environments. Typically PLCs are suited for machine control, PACs are bettered suited for complex automation and the PC programming environment offers purpose-built Industrial PCs for manufacturing flexibility. Learners will demonstrate PC programming techniques within the LabView programming environment and practice advanced programming and troubleshooting techniques.
Introduce drafting software Autocad. Learn to measure equipment, parts and rooms using various measurement devices including: tape measurers, laser distance measurement devices and dial calipers. Create drawings or layouts based on their measurements. Lab activities will include measuring various electrical components and creating an electrical panel layout, as well as measuring classrooms and creating a classroom layout.
Introduces PLC hardware setup, software applications and system configuration. Basic industrial control problems are solved using Bit Based Instructions. Various kinds of sensors and other input devices will be applied to the PLC. Output devices will be controlled by the PLC.
Introduces troubleshooting methods that apply to basic motor control circuits, PLC applications, VFD applications & mechanical system applications. Troubleshooting methods are practiced using hands-on lab activities. Preventive & predictive maintenance techniques are also explored.