Automation Programming

In this module learners will be introduced to the concept of PLCs and their implementation in automation systems. Students will learn how to program brick type and modular PLCs and learn PLC relevant concepts of signal processing.

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Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 5 National / Higher Certificate in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Upon compeletion of this module learner will be able to:

1. Apply sequential function chart (aka Grafcet or state-transition) methods to control sequential processes including selective and parallel branching techniques.

2. Use simple programming instructions to include the use of applied instructions and register use.

3. Produce ladder logic to solve electro-pneumatic sequential problems involving the use of two cylinders.

4. Employ specific addressing configuration of an industry standard PLC and apply same to practical automation problems.

5. Create ladder logic to solve industrial problems using timers, counters and flip flops.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of structured text programming.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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