Integrated Automation II

This course is designed to further educate students in the integration of robotics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). This course is a continuation of Integrated Automation I (CONT 3141) and focuses on more advanced integration and programming aspects of industrial automation systems. Students will utilize multiple programming packages for PLCs, HMIs and robotics in our networked automation laboratory. Throughout the course, students will study Robotics and PLC hardware, installation and configuration procedures. Advanced PLC programming techniques include Shift Registers and Sequencer control for material handling applications. The course concludes with an introduction to Ontario's Pre-start Health and Safety Review (PHSR) process for automated machinery. The theory section of this course will be re-enforced through practical design and integration based laboratory experiments.