Automation 2 (TK)


This module will provide the student with knowledge of electromechanical schematics symbols and drawings.  The student will be able to read/create schematic diagrams for circuits such as pneumatic, electrical, electro-pneumatics, and PLCs/ PACs. Using simulation software, the student will be able to analyse and optimise their circuit design. 

This module will also provide the student with a practical knowledge of PLCs/PACs. Using software and hardware the students will analyse gate logic, boolean algebra and truth tables. They will learn to use subroutines and manipulation of data using advanced features of PACs. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competence in standards used in automation, including machine building standards

  2. Construct schematic diagrams for basic industrial automated applications using the correct standards in pneumatic, electrical, electro-pneumatics areas

  3. Analyse and optimise circuit design using simulation.

  4. Describe the industrial uses, feasibility and advantages/disadvantages of a PLC

  5. Describe PLC technology using the correct terminology

  6. Construct ladder logic programmes using Boolean Logic, IOs, timers, counters, sequencing, and advanced functions.

  7. Discuss how automation can contribute to sustainable development goals.

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