Course Title: Design a computer based control system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: ISYS5682C

Course Title: Design a computer based control system

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Luigi La Forgia

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4864

Course Contact Email: luigi.laforgia@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jan Jia

Teacher

jan.jia@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers the design of computer application for control processes. It encompasses apply knowledge of control devices, control systems, programmable logic controllers, supervisory control and data acquisition systems and control programming methods, developing alternative design schemes based on design brief, customer relations and documenting designs.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED026B Design a computer based control system

Element:

Develop engineering computer applications design

Performance Criteria:

Element2. Develop engineering computer applications design.

2.1 Knowledge of control devices, control systems and control programming methods are applied to the design.
2.2 Alternative concepts for the design are tested based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.
2.3 Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.
2.4 System design draft is checked for compliance with the design brief and regulatory requirements.
2.5 System design is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval.
2.6 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation’s policy. 





 

Element:

Obtain approval for engineering computer applications design

Performance Criteria:

Element 3. Obtain approval for engineering computer applications design.

3.1 System design is presented and explained to client representative and/or other relevant person(s).
3.2 Requests for alterations to the design are negotiated with relevant person(s) within the constraints of organisation’s


Element:

Prepare to design engineering computer applications

Performance Criteria:

Element1. Prepare to design engineering computer applications

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed control system is determined from the design brief or in consultation with appropriate person(s).
1.4 Design development work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site.



Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Combination of Lecture, tutorial and practical project in a simulated work place environment
Students undertake class room activities and work in pair
Design and use software to create ladder logic
Testing and faults finding and rectify high level of control programs
Research and discussion of following concepts related computer based network
-Communication mediums
- Network types and topologies
- Hierarchal networks
- Peer to peer networks
- Handshaking
- Open architecture communications


Teaching Schedule

Semester one: Design complex PLC control Systems, 4 hours per week

week1

Introduction to OH&S
Course guides and T&L strategies, assessment method

ISO1219 standards
industrial Control system concepts
Pneumatic control system
PLC interface with above mentioned control system

In class activity 1: Revision/Competency Test

week2

Complex Sequential control design concepts
Shifter register
Using shifter register to design a T flip flop
Program alternating with shift register

Hand out:
Assignment 1
Shift register applications 5%
specifications and assessment sheet

week3

Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)

Hand out: MPS machine or Robot project 20%
 please note: Assignment 1 and project 1 are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic,correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assignment 1, Task 1,
presentation ,develop flow chart and complete step-action diagram for given task description

Project stage 1-demonstration

week4

Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assignment 1, Task 2, Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature-refer to assignment 1 assessment sheet
Project 1 stage 1-demonstration 

week5

 Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assignment 1, Task 2, Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature-refer to assignment 1 assessment sheet

Project 1 stage 1-demonstration

week 6

Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

 Assessment:

Assignment 1, Task 3, Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature-refer to assignment 1 assessment sheet
Project 1 stage 2-demonstration

week7

Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure


Assessment:

Assignment 1, Task 3, Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature-refer to assignment 1 assessment sheet
Project 1 stage 2-demonstration 

week8

Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assessment:

Assignment 1, Task 3,  Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature-refer to assignment 1 assessment sheet

Project stage 2-demonstration

week9

Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assessment: Assignment 1, Task 4 Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature-refer to assignment 1 assessment sheet

Project stage 2-demonstration

week10

 • Revision
• complete demonstration of assignment 1

week11

Progressive Test 1-written, open book, reference textbook only but no notes allowed
2. hours plus 15 mins reading

week12

Introduction to industrial hydraulic control system 
Power transmission in Hydraulic system 
PID control system 
PLC controlled Hydraulic system

Hand out:
Assignment 2 -5%
PLC controlled Hydraulic system

week13

Further discussion on industrial hydraulic systems
Assignment 2 Specifications and assessment method
Industrial Project 1-chioce of PLC controlled MPS machine, or robotics project
• specifications and project scope, assessment method

Assessment: Project stage 3-demonstration

week14

 Practical applications:
Assignment 2-PLC Controlled Hydraulic System
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot
Assignment 2 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assessment:

Assignment 2-task 3 , completion of demonstration

Project 1-stage 3 ,demonstration

week15

Practical applications:
Assignment 2-PLC Controlled Hydraulic System
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot
Assignment 2 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure 

 Assessment:

Assignment 2-task 3 ,completion of demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature

Project 1-MPS machine, or Robot , demonstration of combined all stages

week16

 Practical applications:
Assignment 2-PLC Controlled Hydraulic System
Industrial Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot
Assignment 2 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assessment:

Assignment 2-completion of demonstration and printed ladder diagram

Project 1-MPS machine, or Robot
demonstration of combine all stages

week17

Practical applications:
Assignment 2-PLC Controlled Hydraulic System
Industrial Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot
Assignment 2 and project are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

Assessment:

Assignment 2-completion of demonstration and printed Ladder

Project 1-MPS machine, or Robot
demonstration of combined all stages

week 18

Complete documentation of works: Project 1 , demonstration all combined stages and written Report 20%

week 19

Catch-up class, feed back on progress of course

Semester Two: PLC Networking Theory and applications, 2 hours per week

week 20

Introduction to OH&S
Course guides and T&L strategies, assessment method
Introduction to PLC networking theory
Communications methods and requirements encompassing:

Assessment :

In class activity 3,
ISO standards discussion and exercises

week 21

High speed Ethernet
encompassing, Protocols
Data link layer encompassing
Total factory automation solutions principles 

Assessment: in class activity 4 Q&A quiz

week 22

Common protocols and interface standards
- Requirements when networking/interfacing PLC’s with other field devices

In class activity5 , Q&A quiz 

week23


- Communication mediums
- Network types and topologies
- Hierarchal networks
- Peer to peer networks
- Handshaking
- Open architecture communications
- Remote I/O

In class activity 6 ,Q&A quiz


week 24
Lecture: control links and set up network using OMRON CX-one integrator , peer to peer communication ,router table etc 

 In class activity 7


week 25
Lecture: DeviceNet concepts and set up network data transfer and monitoring from PLC to PLC
practice exercises in class

 In class activity 8

week 26

PLC Network design and control case study

In class activity 9


week 27

Project 2- PLC Networking design and control
This task involves:
Design, programming and commissioning networking system to meet specifications and
outlines within the project scope

week 28
Network design and control project
OMRON CX-one Designer
HMI
Practice exercise in class

week 29

Project 2-Network design and Control links
Project scope
Specifications
Assessment method

Assessment:

Project 2, task 1,
Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature

week 30

Project 2-PLC Network design and control links
Bus monitor encompassing:
Fieldbus message specification encompassing:
Communicate services

Assessment:

Project 2, task 2,
Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature

week 31

Intelligent terminals/graphic interfaces installation and communication requirements

Assessment:

Project 2, task 3,
Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature

week 32

Project 2, PLC Network design and control links
•Practical Demonstration

Assessment:

Project 2 demonstration ,all combine tasks ,written report
10%

week 33

Project 2 PLC Network design and control links
• Practical Demonstration

Assessment:

Project 2 demonstration , all combine tasks, written report
10%

week 34

Project 2 PLC Network design and control links
• Practical Demonstration

Assessment:

Project 2 demonstration ,all combine tasks,written report
10%

Week 35

Project 2 PLC Network design and control links
• Practical Demonstration

Assessment:

Project 2 demonstration ,all combine tasks 2, written report
10%

Week 36

Correction and Emergency catch-up for valid reason-special consideration form needed











Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Omron Manuals
Citect SCADA on-line Help Libraries

Automation with programmable logic controllers by Peter Rohner


Other Resources

some useful wesites

www.omron.com.au

www.siemens.com.au

www.festo.com.au

www.sick.com.au


Overview of Assessment

This course may be assessed through a range of practical exercises, assignments and progressive tests.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course based on overall performance of a student, 40% of final mark contributed by 2 Written Tests which reflect underpinning knowledge component of competency and 60% from practical works which reflect skills component of specified competency

For the Practical Test you will be given a brief which specifies the requirements of a computer based control system for which you are to create a project in class within a given time limit.

Allocation of Marks:

  • Assignment 1
    PLC controlled Pneumatic system 5% due at Week 5
  • Written Test 1 , 20 % due at Week 6
  • Assignment 2
    PLC controlled Hydraulic System 5% due at Week 9
  • Written Test 2 , 20 % Week 10
  • Project 1 MPS machine, integrated operation 20% due at Week 18
  • Project 2
    PLC network design and control 20% , due at Week 35
  •  
  • In class Activities: covers various topics, due at the end of each class session, 10%





Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleAssessment  TypeAssignmentProject Progressive Test In Class Activity
UEENEED026BDesign a Computer based Control SystemVarious Items       X    X       X      X

Other Information

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