MG6020 – Automation

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Module code
MG6020
Module title
Automation
Prescription
To enable the student to learn modern advanced automation systems and practice used in industry.
Programmes
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Select, interface, program and operate typical industrial networks.
2.Apply a SCADA/HMI software package.
3.Analyse peer to peer communication between PLCs.
4.Interpret and apply IEC 61131-3.
Content
Automation networks, concepts and the choice of media for applications.
Advanced interfacing methods.
The operation of a field bus.
Programming and interfacing of a touch screen to a PLC.
Concept, purpose, capability and programming of a SCADA system.
Peer to peer communication between PLCs.
IEC 61131-3 Function Block Diagram, Structured Text and Sequential Function Chart programming.