Automation-Mechatronics Advanced Control Systems

Provided by: Ivy Tech

This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system with a focus on the Siemens automation controller and the appropriate programming software; Using computer simulation, and Siemens automation controllers, students will learn the role PLCs play within a mechatronic system or subsystem; They will also learn basic elements of PLC functions by writing small programs and testing these programs on an actual system; Students will learn to identify malfunctioning PLCs, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC hardware; In addition, this course will prepare students to take nationally recognized certification exam(s);

Course Objectives:

  • 1 Understand the hazards of electromechanical equipment and apply safe working practices
  • 2 Explain the role of programmable logic controllers within a given system or module
  • 3 Trace and describe the flow of information in a given mechatronic system or subsystem with a focus on the control function of PLCs in the system

Course ID

ADMF 202


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Ivy Tech


Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, PLC's, PLC Safety, Robotics

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Estimated Effort

64 hours