Course Title: Design a computer based control system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

Phone: +61 3 9925 4390

Email: 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:

1. Prepare to design engineering computer applications

Performance Criteria:

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.
 

Element:

2. Develop engineering computer applications design

Performance Criteria:

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:

3. Obtain approval for engineering computer applications design

Performance Criteria:

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 policy.
3.3 Final design is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).
3.4 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Simulated workplace activities integrated with classroom tutorial and practical exercises to demonstrate an understanding of the underpinning knowledge and performance of the skills in designing a computer based control system in terms of the topics detailed in the Teaching schedule below.

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

week               session contents                                   Class   Activity                              Assessment Due Performance Criteria                                  
week 1

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

 

 

activity 1: conduct OH&S assessment

activity 2: Revision/Competency Test

 

  UEENEED026B 1.1,1.2
week 2Complex Sequential control design concepts
Shifter register
Using shift register to design a T flip flop
Program alternating with shift register

 
Hand out:
Assignment 1
Shift register applications 10%
specifications and assessment sheet

 
  UEENEED026B 1.3,1.4, 2.1
week 3Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project 1–fully PLC controlled MPS machine or Robot (select one)

please note: Assignment 1 and projects are conducted in parallel,

Both above mentioned are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic,correction and modification, documentation of procedure
 

Hand out:

MPS machine or Robot project or industrial network design 30%


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

Project - form team, election of team leader, deveop project design plan

 

 

 UEENEED026B

2.1, 2.2

week 4Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and projects 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, Demonstration and acquire assessor’s signature-refer to assignment 1 assessment sheet
 

Project - form team, election of team leader, deveop project design plan




 

  UEENEED026B 2.2,2.3,2.4,
week 5Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and projects 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 -stage 1 ,project overview:OH&S issues, project scope, specifications, design concepts,commission procedure, equipment and software

  UEENEED026B 2.2,2.3,2.4,
week 6Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)
Assignment 1 and projects 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 -wrte project overview:OH&S issues, project scope, specifications, design concepts,commission procedure, equipment and software
 
  UEENEED026B 2.2,2.3,2.4,
week 7

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

Assignment 1 and projects 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 -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
  UEENEED026B 2.5,2.6
week 8Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)

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

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
  UEENEED026B 2.5,2.6
week 9Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)

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

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
  UEENEED026B 2.5,2.6
week 10Practical applications:
Assignment 1-Shift register application
Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)

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

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
  UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2
week 11

revision questions practice

Progressive Test 1-written, close book, certain notes are provided
2. hours plus 15 mins reading



 

revision practice exercises

progressive test 1

assignment 1-10%

pogressive test 1-20%

 UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2,3.3
week 12 Introduction to industrial hydraulic control system
Power transmission in Hydraulic system
PID control system
PLC controlled Hydraulic system

 
 Hand out:
Assignment 2 -10%
PLC controlled Hydraulic system

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project
 
 projects-team discussion, review, group presetation UEENEED026B 2.2,2.3,2.4,
week 13 Further discussion on industrial hydraulic systems
Assignment 2 Specifications and assessment method
Industrial Project 1-chioce of PLC controlled MPS machine, or
 

 work on:

assignment 2-PLC controlled hydraulic system

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project
 

 projects-team discussion, review, group presetation UEENEED026B 2.2,2.3,2.4,
week 14

Practical applications: 

Assignment 2-PLC Controlled Hydraulic System
design

Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)

Assignment 2 and projects are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure 
 

 work on:

assignment 2-PLC controlled hydraulic system ,task 1

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
 projects-team discussion, review, group presetation UEENEED026B 2.5,2.6
week 15 Practical applications:

Assignment 2-PLC Controlled Hydraulic System
design

Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)

Assignment 2 and projects are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

 
 work on:

assignment 2-PLC controlled hydraulic system ,task 2

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
  UEENEED026B 2.5,2.6
week 16 Practical applications:

Assignment 2-PLC Controlled Hydraulic System
design

Project –fully PLC controlled MPS machine, industrial network design or Robot (select one)

Assignment 2 and projects are conducted in parallel,
Both tasks are involving those practices:
• Design, programming, commissioning, faults finding and diagnostic, correction and modification, documentation of procedure

 
 work on:

assignment 2-PLC controlled hydraulic system ,task 2

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
  UEENEED026B 2.2,2.5,2.6,
week 17 centrilised examination N/A  
week 18 centralised examination N/A  
week 19 revision questions practice -PLC controlled hydraulic system

Progressive Test 2-written, close book, certain notes are provided
2. hours plus 15 mins reading




 
 revision practice exercises

progressive test 2
 
 assignment 2-10%

pogressive test 2-20%
 
 UEENEED026B 2.2,2.5,2.6,3.4
week 20 Introduction to OH&S
Course guides and T&L strategies, assessment method
Introduction to PLC networking theory
Communications methods and requirements encompassing:
 

ISO standards discussion and exercises
 

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project
 

  UEENEED026B 1.1,1.2,1.4
week 21 industrial Ethernet
encompassing, Protocols
Data link layer encompassing
Total factory automation solutions concepts

 

 in class activity 3

Q&A quiz on industrial Ethernet
 

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

  UEENEED026B 2.1, 2.2,2.3
week 22 Common protocols and interface standards
- Requirements when networking/interfacing PLC’s with other field devices


 
 Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
 

 UEENEED026B

2.1, 2.2,2.3

week 23 
- Communication mediums
- Network types and topologies
- Hierarchal networks
- Peer to peer networks
- Handshaking
- Open architecture communications
- Remote I/O
 
 Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
 

 UEENEED026B

2.1, 2.2,2.3,

week 24

control links 

routing

set up network using OMRON CX-one integrator , peer to peer communication ,router table etc

 

 in class activity 4:  design routing table

 
Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 

 

UEENEED026B 

 2.4,2.5,2.6,

week 25 DeviceNet concepts and set up network data transfer and monitoring from PLC to PLC
 

 in class activity 5: Devicenet Quiz

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 

  UEENEED026B 2.4,2.5,2.6,
week 26

 PLC Network design and control case study

HIRSCHMANN rail family
 

 in class activity 6: industrial network devices Quiz

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

 
  UEENEED026B 2.4,2.5,2.6,
week 27PLC Network design and control case study

HIRSCHMANN industrial network management
software Industrial HiVision
 

 in class activity 7: use industrail HiVision software to manage industrial network

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project
 

  UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2,3.3
week 28 PLC Network design and control case study

HIRSCHMANN industrial network management

software Industrial HiVision

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project
project presentation
 

  UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2,3.3
week 29PLC Network design and control case study 
 Bus monitor encompassing:
Fieldbus message specification encompassing:
Communicate services

 

Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

project presentation

  UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2,3.3
week 30 Intelligent terminals/graphic interfaces installation and communication requirements

 
 Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

project presentation
 
  UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2,3.3
week 31 PLC Networking design and control
This task involves:
Design, programming and commissioning networking system to meet specifications and
outlines within the project scope
 Project -follow prject time management schedule, work on project

project presentation
 
  UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

week 32

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

 Project -follow prject timemanagement schedule, work on project
project presentation

  UEENEED026B 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
week 33 Network design and control project
OMRON CX-one Designer
HMI
Practice exercise in class

 in class activity 8: HMI design, traffic lights control
 

project presentation

project written report

 project final report-30%

class activities -10%

 UEENEED026B 1,3.2,3.3,3.4
week 34 students consultation catch up all missing works 

 UEENEED026B

Element 1,2,3

 centralised examinationN/A  
week 36 centralised examination N/A  









 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

OMRON on line manuals

HIRSCHIMANN training materials

Lecture Notes

hand out materials


Other Resources

S: C6085/ISYS 5682C design a Computer Based Controlled System


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

Allocation of Marks


Assignment 1
shift register application, 10%, demonstration and written report, due at Week 11


Progressive  Test 1 , 20 % ,close book, due at Week 11

Assignment 2
PLC controlled Hydraulic System, 10%, demonstration and written report, due at Week 19

Progressive Test 2 , 20 %, close book, due at  Week 19
 

student must select project from one of following options as 30% project assess item towards to the final assessment

Project option 1: fully PLC controlled MPS machine, 30% , demonstration , presentation and written report, due at Week 30


Project option 2: Robot controll and programming 30% demonstration , presentation and written report, due at Week 30

Project option 3: Industrial Network Design,30%,  demonstration , presentation and written report, due at Week 30


LAB Journal: (In class Activities): covers various topics, due at the end of each class session, 10% , work is checked and signatured by assessor



 


Assessment Matrix

Competency National Code
 
Competency Title
 
Assessment Type
 
Assignment
 
ProjectProgressive Test
 
LAB Journal/In Class Activity
 
UEENEED026BDesign a Computer based Control System
 
Various Items
 
XXXX

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