MG5018 – PLC Programming 1

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Module code
MG5018
Module title
PLC Programming 1
Prescription
To develop understanding an application skills for the programming of PLCs in solving simple industrial problems.
Programmes
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of programmable logic controller hardware concepts.
2. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of programmable logic controller software concepts.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of systems associated with PLCs.
4. Demonstrate and apply to a real world problem any three IEC61131 programming languages, but typically – ladder, function block, and SFC.
Content
• Power supply, processor, I/O modules, backplane, programming facilities, memory, scan cycle
• Hardwiring to PLC (power supply, earthing, discrete and analogue I/O modules, source circuits, sink circuits)
• Ladder logic programming
• Simple application programs using discreet I/O
• Counters, timers, shift registers, sequencers, simple arithmetic
• Comparison of programming languages in IEC 61131-3
• PLC systems