This unit covers development, installation and testing of programs for programmable controllers (PLC) for a system requiring discrete control functions. It encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of control systems, control system development methods, using ladder diagrams/statement list/function block diagram instruction sets, following written instructions and documenting program development and testing activities.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
UEENEEI150A

Prerequisites

UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - PLC introduction; - types of PC programs; - programming timers; - programming counters; - program storage; - PLC input and output modules; - PLC input; - output; - PLC installation requirements; - master control; - jump function; - the shift register; - the step sequencer, and; - PLC diagnostics and fault finding.

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