Title

Programmable Logic Controller Automated System

Presenter Information

Michael Waytuck

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

PLC, Automation, Process

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to create and control an automated system. The system which was controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC) can be used as a demonstration piece for the Industrial Engineering Technology 373 class (IET 373). The project was created and designed to integrate a variety of different sensors and other physical components such as solenoids, conveyors, and pistons that would be found in the automation industry. The reason for this project was because the IET 373 class has very limited visual aids to help students understand what they can use the material in the class for after they leave the program. In order to create this project the process that my project would automate had to be chosen. The next step was to design a way in which my process can be automated while still incorporating the key components that would be needed for the system to act as a visual aid for the students of IET 373. Once my process was refined a design for the physical system had to be created using my knowledge and experience with modeling programs such as AutoCAD and Rhinoceros. After the physical system was built the system was then programmed using Studio 5000, a PLC development software from Allen Bradley, to connect the various sensors to the PLC to control the automated system.

This presentation received a Constructed Objects Best Presentation Award for 2014.

Poster Number

5

Faculty Mentor(s)

Davis, Nathan

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Programmable Logic Controller Automated System

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose of this project was to create and control an automated system. The system which was controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC) can be used as a demonstration piece for the Industrial Engineering Technology 373 class (IET 373). The project was created and designed to integrate a variety of different sensors and other physical components such as solenoids, conveyors, and pistons that would be found in the automation industry. The reason for this project was because the IET 373 class has very limited visual aids to help students understand what they can use the material in the class for after they leave the program. In order to create this project the process that my project would automate had to be chosen. The next step was to design a way in which my process can be automated while still incorporating the key components that would be needed for the system to act as a visual aid for the students of IET 373. Once my process was refined a design for the physical system had to be created using my knowledge and experience with modeling programs such as AutoCAD and Rhinoceros. After the physical system was built the system was then programmed using Studio 5000, a PLC development software from Allen Bradley, to connect the various sensors to the PLC to control the automated system.

This presentation received a Constructed Objects Best Presentation Award for 2014.