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Integration of Advanced Programmable Logic Controller and Electronic Sensors in Automation and

Process Control
Introduction
The programmable logic controller is an essential equipment in any industrial process. It
functions as the brain and control of all the sensors and actuators found in any process system where
PLC is integrated. The different parts of the PLC such as the input and output (I/O) ports, relays and the
power supply will be discussed thoroughly in this course.
The fundamentals and the working principles behind the PLC will be explained carefully in this
program as this will better equip the participants to the use of the PLC in process automation. This
course also tackles the different areas where the PLC is used in manufacturing through the control of
pneumatic and/or hydraulic actuators.
Sensors are integral parts of an automation system as its function is essential to the accuracy of
the manufacturing of a certain product. These devices have greatly advanced and the need to further
understand their use is greatly necessary. In this course, the influence of these advanced equipment will
be thoroughly evaluated and discussed for the best understanding of engineering professionals.
Course Contents
TOPIC

CONTENTS

I/O and its Applications

Relays, sensors and actuators

Advanced Programmable Logic


Controllers

Siemens S7-300

Advanced Electronic Sensors

Photoelectric, proximity and


process sensors

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS
Understand the functions of
electromechanical equipment
used in the industry (pneumatic
and hydraulic systems)
Determine the type of PLC
integrated to systems in
manufacturing and process
control
Employ the use of several types
of sensors in its use in industrial
automation

Learning Outcomes

Identify the application and the control of fluid machines such as hydraulic and pneumatic
actuators in programmable logic controller (PLC) as well as its use in automation and process
control systems
Utilize the availability of the advanced controlling devices for educating and arming the
engineering and technical students to yield a better working and competitive professional
Integrate the functions of an advanced programmable logic controller and the features of
cutting-edge electronics sensors to control hydraulic and pneumatic actuators as it is employed
in manufacturing industries
Develop skills and be adapted to high-tech, industry-grade and innovative integrated

Learning Discuss the programmable logic controller (PLC), its different parts and functions and its
Activity 1 application to industry process systems.
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development environment (IDE) software that is used by industry professionals in their specific
field of specialization

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Learning Discuss the programmable logic controller (PLC), its different parts and functions and its
Activity 1 application to industry process systems.
Lecture Interactive tutorial Lab
Case Study Field Trip
Projects Web-based Others
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contents while participants are
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anticipated
to
actively
50%
participate while the lecture is
held.
Participants are expected to
Hands-on/Simulation
create ladder diagrams and
50%
interface fluid machines and
sensors to the PLC

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