Course Title: Industrial Control Applications 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6222L

Course Title: Industrial Control Applications 2

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact : William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jan Jia

+61 3 9925 4390

Nominal Hours: 60

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

• Automation Concepts 1 and
• Automation Concepts 2

Course Description

This learning unit provides the concepts of PLC circuit design for various industrial control applications, apply advanced PLC programming techniques to automation applications and interfacing between PLC and Hydraulic sequential machinery. Students will develop practical skills in advance programming, testing and problem solving related to working with PLC in automation areas.

This learning unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency –

UTE NES 504 bA – Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus- Electrical

which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES504BA Diagnose & rectify faults in advanced systems & apparatus


o 504.1 Plan and prepare for diagnosis of faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.
o 504.2 Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus
o 504.3 Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.
o 504.4 Provide status report(s)

Performance Criteria:

• demonstrate practical skill in implementing real time computer application for control of external devices, including development and modeling of testing and evaluation procedures.

• demonstrate application of the following generic or Key Competencies within the practical activities and work performance simulations _
o Collect, analyse and organise information (measurement data)
o Communicate ideas and information ((testing & evaluation procedures)
o Plan and organise activities (lab & simulation activities)
o Work with others and in teams (lab & simulation activities)
o Apply mathematical ideas and techniques (calculations & measurement)
o Solve problems (related to design, function of circuits, computer programming)
o Use technology (related to design& maintenance of circuits and systems)

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in
• classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of Industrial control devices and its applications, advanced PLC program design for industrial control that linked to various hydraulic machinery.

• practical activities to develop skill in circuit simulation, programming & debugging, construction and fault diagnosis of PLC control circuits to interface with hydraulic machinery.

• Work performance simulation projects involving circuit design and construction, PLC programming, establish testing procedure to verify the specification, diagnose and debug faults, and completion of the commission. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.

It is expected that students would require approximately 30% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

week 1

introduction to course guide, OH&S issues, learning objective, assessment methods

Revision: Sequential control concepts ,competency test

week 2 to week 3
Fringe conditions
Cycle selection module
week  4 -week 5

Machine interrupting module
Program selection module

practical project: Drilling machine: robot arm’s step-action diagram
Student workbook, lesson 10 tasks 1-7

Read : Textbook chap. 8
Page102- 105

week 6 to week 7

Demonstrate to students
Drilling Machine:
acquire step-action diagram for emergency clearance procedure
explanation of operational principles
design criteria Drilling machine project:

week 8 to week 9

Integrated an emergency stop module
Into previous design, and test it
Monitoring status of relays
Practice fault finding diagnostic techniques by using on-line monitoring

Read: Textbook chap. 9
Page 118-123

week 10 to week 11

Demonstrate to students the hydraulic trainer:
Introduction to hydraulic control System
Design concepts of PLC controlled hydraulic system
Bar chat for solenoids signals
Ladder diagram design for PLC controlled hydraulic systems
Functions of different types of valves used in hydraulic control system Practical exercise 1
Student workbook: Lesson 11
Practical Hydraulic Application

Textbook chap.8 & 9
Selective pages
Industrial Hydraulic Control
By Peter Rohner

week 12 
 testing demonstration and commission PLC controlled hydraulic system

week 13 written test

week 14 to week 17

proctical industrial project

design, programming,testing and commission in a simulated workplace Environment


week 18 catch up works

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Industrial Hydraulic Control, Peter Rohner – John Wiley
Automation with Programmable Logic Controller, Peter Rohner – UNSW Press

class notes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment requirements include

• attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises , which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
• evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
• satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• progressive tests
• timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

Assessment Tasks

Assessment activities will be as close as practicable to real work situations and will require “real work” type decision making by the student. Evidence of competent performance shall be gathered from

• Work performance simulations

These projects have to demonstrate the applied knowledge required to meet assessment criteria and technical requirement specified in the following competency standard

UTE NES 504 bA – Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus – Electrical

o 504.1 Plan and prepare for diagnosis of faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.:
o 504.2 Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus
o 504.3 Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.
o 504.4 Provide status report(s)

When performing the simulations, students must demonstrate ability to:

o Organise and manage the tasks within the simulations
o Cope with any contingencies that arise during the simulations and solve inherent problems
o Perform tasks autonomously and/or as a member of a team as task proscribes
o Perform task and manage work environment/equipment according to safe working practice and OH&S requirements.
o Meet assessment criteria, conditions and technical requirement relevant to the competency standard detail above.

• Practical exercises

These will be assessed progressively according to individual task criteria. All laboratory exercises must be
o Undertaken according to safe working practice as specified by the Centre.
o Perform according to specified laboratory standards and practice including calibration, measurement and accurate reading. This must include electrical measurement taken with safe working practice, meters properly calibrated, meter settings positioned for an accurate reading and accurate readings taken for all measurements.

• Progressive and Validation Tests

Theoretical concept underpinning measurement and testing procedures will be assessed progressively in tests throughout the unit. A written validation test will also apply to aspects of projects done in groups

Although this learning unit will be assessed on completion, the competency itself will not be signed off until this and further learning units are completed and the student is deemed competent.

Assessment Matrix

• Written/oral assessment: 50%
• Assignment/ work performance simulations projects: 50%
• A Pass in practical performance in laboratory exercises
• A Pass in the Learning Unit when evidence of learning is collected according to the requirements as stated at “assessment criteria”. The documentation must be clearly communicated and submitted to supervisor within specified time

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