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Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces in Manufacturing ACIM 5030

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Course

Course details

The programmable logic controllers (PLCs) course will build on principles that were introduced in the Introduction to programmable logic controllers course (ACIM 5010). PLCs are most commonly encountered in a wide variety of automated control systems in manufacturing, conveying, transportation, and process control. Human-machine interfaces (touchscreen panels) as PLC system peripherals provide system status and operator control capabilities. Topics covered include installation, interfacing, communications, monitoring, troubleshooting and testing, and safety. Students will make power, signal, and communication connections for the PLC and HMI, and interpret and write programs for controlling manufacturing processes and displaying the status of automated systems.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$1,074.84

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of ACIM 5030 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 85243

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Feb 27 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 85243
  • $1074.84
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Feb 27 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 210
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1074.84

Important information
  1. No class Feb 20, 2023 (Family Day). Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time course cancellation, students will be notified at least five business days prior to the course start date. Please ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers if the course becomes full. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

CRN 86242

Duration

Mon Mar 13 - Fri Mar 17 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 86242
  • $1074.84
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 13 - Mar 17 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 210
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1074.84

Important information
  1. This is a condensed version of the course. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Late registration is not permitted. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. In the event of cancellation, student will be notified five business days prior to the course start date. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Install, connect, maintain, and troubleshoot PLCs and HMIs in automated control systems.
  • Create PLC ladder logic programs and design basic HMI touchscreen displays for control and alarms.
  • Install and configure a barcode reader (Labvolt 5921-00).
  • Set up Ethernet communication between a PLC, an HMI, a Variable Frequency Drive, and a local PC.
  • Configure an interface between a PLC and a scrolling message display.
  • Configure a DeviceNet network for remote input and output modules and devices.

Effective as of Winter 2018

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Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces in Manufacturing (ACIM 5030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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