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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS MSE481


Summer 2014
Quiz I
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Choose the most correct answer:
1. PLCs were originally designed as replacements for:
a) Microcomputers. b) Relay control panels. c) Analog controllers d) Digital controllers.
2. Basically, the function of a PLC is to:
a) Amplify various weak signal sources. b) Control a high voltage output with a low voltage
input. c) Control the speed of motors. d) Make logical decisions and control outputs based on
them.
3. The symbol in a ladder logic diagram represents: a) Set of normally closed contacts.
b) Virtual relay coil. c) Seal-in contact. d) Field input sensing device.
4. At the start of the PLC scan the: a) Status of all inputs are read. b) Status of all outputs are
updated. c) Program is executed. d) Diagnostics and communications tasks are executed.
5. Programmable logic controllers are categorized according to the: a) Number of I/O points.
b) Current rating of I/O modules. c) Power rating of the I/O modules. d) Cost of the I/O modules.
6. In order for the motor to start:
a) I/1, I/2, and I /3 must all be at logic 1.
b) I/1, I /2, and I /3 must all be at logic 0.
c) I/1 and I /2 or I /3 must be at logic 1.
d) I/1 and I /2 or I /3 will be at logic 0.
7. The Boolean expression for the logic
circuit drawn in Figure 4-11 is:
a) ( ) Y A E DCB
b) ( ) Y AE D C B
c) ( ) Y AE D CB
d) ( ) Y A E DCB
8. The output of a PLC counter is energized when the: a) Accumulated count equals the preset
count. b) Preset count is greater than the accumulated count. c) Counter input rung is true.
d) Counter input rung is false.
9. In an up-counter, when the accumulated count exceeds the preset count without a reset, the
accumulated count will: a) Set itself to zero. b) Start decrementing. c) Continue incrementing.
d) Hold the accumulated value.
10. A one-shot, or transitional, contact: a) Operates the same as an NO contact instruction.
b) Operates the same as an NC contact instruction. c) Operates the same as a timed closed
contact. d) Closes for only one program scan when actuated.
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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS MSE481
Summer 2014
Quiz I
Student Name:_______________________________
Student ID: ________________________________


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11. During normal operation of the garage
parking counter in Figure 3, the
accumulated value of CTU would always
be:
a) The same as that of CTD.
b) 150.
c) Between 50 and 100.
d) Between 0 and 100.
12. In Figure 4, counter C5:1 starts counting:
a) when the accumulated value of C5:0
reaches 32,000.
b) Whenever input PB1 is actuated.
c) Whenever input PB2 is actuated.
d) Either b or c.
13. In the hardwired circuit Error! Reference
source not found., the light will stay on: a)
As long as S1 is closed.
b) For 5s after coil TD is energized.
c) For 5s after coil TD is de-energized.
d) Both a and c.
14. The timer shown in Figure 6 would be
classified as:
a) On-delay timer b) Off-delay timer
c) Normally open timer d) Normally closed timer
15. For the programmed timer circuit of Figure 7,
the pilot light should come on:
a) As soon as the switch is closed.
b) Before the switch is closed.
c) For 15 seconds after the switch is opened.
d) Both a and c.

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