Topic outline

  • General

    This course covers the fundamental of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) including input and output component, memory address, wiring diagram, troubleshooting and design of ladder diagram.

    Course Outcomes:
    At the end of this course, students should be able to:
    CO1: Explain the principle, operation and function of PLC.
    CO2: Identify PLC hardware and software configuration.
    CO3: Construct control operation system for specific task using PLC.
    CO4: Trace the problems in PLC programming implementation.
  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Define what PLC is and list its advantages and disadvantages.
    • Identify the main parts of PLC and describe their functions.
    • Outline the basic sequence of operation for a PLC.
    • Identify different types of PLC.
    • List possible applications of PLC.
  • PLC Hardware Configurations

    • PLC System Wiring and Connection

      • PLC Programming Software

        • PLC Programming Application: Logical Operation

          • PLC Programming Application: Holding Circuit

            • PLC Programming Application: Timer and Counter

              • Intermediate Programming Application: DIFU and DIFD

                • Intermediate Programming Application: MOVE and COMPARE

                  • Intermediate Programming Application: Shift Register

                    • Intermediate Programming Application: Interlocking