For advanced machine operators, expand your skills in computer operation of CNC machines and commands. This practice course addresses Computer-Aided Manufacturing concepts using ESPIRIT software to create numerical machine code to drive CNC milling machines or lathes. Prerequisite: CNT 150 or related work experience.
Introduction to PLC
For individuals in the industrial or manufacturing sector, master the beginning concepts for programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The course introduces students to the Allen Bradley SLC-500 and PLC-5, A.I. Series,and RSLogix software. Topics include standard relay-type instructions, timers, counters, sequencers, move instructions, and arithmetic operations. This is a hands-on course ideal for electricians, technicians,and engineers who wish to upgrade their skills. Prerequisite: "Intro to Personal Computing" or equivalent computer experience. (Textbook Required)
Introduction to CNC Programming
An entry-level introduction to CNC operation and basic programming for anyone involved in machine operation, setup, or maintenance. Topics will include: control functions, definitions of capabilities, and descriptions of machine control capabilities. Basic programming will include T/M code definitions and usages. General codes supporting most machine functions will be addressed in a split lecture/lab schedule. (Textbook Required)
This is an advanced course which features the Allen-Bradley SLC-500, PLC 5, A.I. Series and RSLogix software. Topics include conceptual understanding and troubleshooting of PLC systems which utilize data manipulation instructions, program control instructions, data communications, remote I/O, analog I/O, block transfer and PID process controls. PLC-based motion control is also discussed. This course is intended for industrial electronics students, technicians, industrial electricians, and engineers who need to upgrade their skills in the area of PLC applications. Prerequisite: INT 102. (Textbook Required)
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