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Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Control

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Control
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.SPS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam 150 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MST.SPS (P221-0172) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 6, optional course, technical
MST.SPS (P221-0172) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, optional course, technical
MST.SPS (P221-0172) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, optional course, technical
MST.SPS (P221-0172) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 15 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer
Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Bohr

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with the structure, working methods and programming languages of programmable logic controllers. They will know the different types of control systems and be able to create, test and commission programs for simple control tasks.

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Module content:
1. Basic structure of the PLC
2. Operation and operating modes of the PLC
3. Programming languages for PLC according to IEC 61131-3
4. Programming the SIMATIC S7 with STEP 7 (IL, LD, FBD)
5. Realizing logic controls
6. Function chart and GRAFCET as project planning tool for sequencial control systems
7. Using chains of steps for sequencial controls
8. Realization of sequencial controlc with the sequential function chart S7-Graph
Practical course with different models:
1. Designing and programming logic controls
2. Designing and programming sequential controls with a chain of steps
3. Designing and programming sequencial controls with S7-Graph

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Recommended or required reading:
Wellenreuther/Zastrow, Automatisieren mit SPS: Theorie und Praxis, Springe Vieweg  
Wellenreuther/Zastrow, Automatisieren mit SPS: Übersichten und Übungsaufgaben, Springer Vieweg  
Wellenreuther/Zastrow, Steuerungstechnik mit SPS, Vieweg Fachbücher
Berger, Automatisieren mit STEP 7 in AWL und SCL, Hrsg.: Siemens AG, Publicis-MCD-Verlag Erlangen

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