Provides the learner with a broad knowledge of automation systems, programming approaches and industrial control applications.  Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Outline the benefits of programmable control
  • Explain the scan cycle operation of a programmable logic controller
  • Devise structured programmes for manufacturing control applications using appropriate computer software
  • Use a PLC to control discrete electro-mechanical and pneumatic devices in accordance with EN 60204
  • Select an appropriate control action for a simple process model

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