Automation Systems

A single semester course designed to introduce the student to a broader range of automation systems/components. This course shall be studied concurrently with, and is complementary to, Instrumentation & Controls 1 (Cont 5131). The course begins with an introduction to the programming, integration and networking of the ControlLogix family of Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC) and RSLogix 5000. Followed by the configuration and programming of the DeviceNet network with RSNetWorx for DeviceNet software. The course proceeds with the integration and analysis of a bar code scanner, vision system and RFID tags. The course concludes with the configuration and programming of a servo drive system interfaced to a PAC. The theory section of this course will be re-enforced through practical laboratory experiments. Throughout the course, students will be required to design the programs for, and integrate the components outlined above in an automated process/workcell.