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PHYS7035 - PLC Kinematic Control Systems

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Title:PLC Kinematic Control Systems
Long Title:PLC Kinematic Control Systems
Module Code:PHYS7035
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2020/21 ( January 2021 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: CONOR O FARRELL
Module Description: This module introduces the learner to Kinematic based automation systems utilising non-linear based motion control as found in typical industrial kinematic hardware configurations. Once completed the learner will have a knowledge of and the ability to create, debug and compile PLC programmes to implement non - linear motion in commonly found industrial kinematic systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate diagnostic capability of the processes involved in motion control & systems/configurations associated with non-linear kinematic systems
LO2 Write, compile and debug PLC based software for exercising non-linear kinematic systems
LO3 Interpret and demonstrate through practical applications the physical & mechanical concepts utilised within non-linear kinematic systems
LO4 Demonstrate the industrial uses of non-linear kinematic systems
LO5 Communicate Kinematic Automation Systems design strategy to a wider audience of peers through presentation and/or report to a professional scientific standard
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

15150 PHYS6054 Intro - PLC Kinematic Systems
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Physical & Mechanical Concepts Used in Non-Linear Kinematic Systems
A detailed overview of the physical and mechanical concepts that are utilised to deliver quasi non-linear and non-linear motion in automated kinematic systems such as multiple degrees of freedom, base and jointed structures, interacting joints, rotational joints, revolute (pin & hinges) joints and end effectors.
Non-Linear Kinematic System Configurations Utilised in Automation
An introduction to quasi non-linear & non-linear kinematic automation systems utilising 2D & 3D co-ordinate systems such as SCARA, articulated arms, cylindrical robots, delta pickers and tripods.
Motion Control of Non-Linear Kinematic Systems using PLCs
The use of PLC based software including simulation-based tools to develop ladder logic to write, compile, debug and apply programmes to replicate simplified versions of real-life systems found in industrial applications. Modification of existing logic to alter programme sequencing.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Practicals 2,4 40.0 Every Week
Multiple Choice Questions MCQ 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment based on delivering a solution to an automation based problem using PLCs 1,2,4,5 30.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Laboratory Practical Assignments. Includes demonstration and a sample of reports. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Case Studies, Extra Reading & Study Material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Laboratory Practical Assignments. Includes demonstration and a sample of reports. 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Case Studies, Extra Reading & Study Material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Hans Berger 2016, Automating with SIMATIC: Hardware and Software, Configuration and Programming, Data Communication, Operator Control and Monitoring, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9783895789434]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Frank Lamb 2016, PLC Hardware and Programming, Author House [ISBN: 9781524648183]
  • Zongwei Luo, Robotics, Automation, and Control in Industrial and Service Settings [ISBN: 9781466686946]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500T Getting Started with Kinematics
  • Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500T Kinematic Functions in TIA Portal Manual
  • Siemens Step 7 S7-1500/S7-1500T Axis Functions in TIA Portal Manual
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Siemens Step 7 S7-1200 Motion Control Functions in TIA Portal Manual
Other Resources
  • Website: https://support.industry.siemens.com
  • Website: https://www.isa.org
  • Website: https://www.instmc.org
 

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