Programmable-Logic Controller Laboratory

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(This lab is administered collaboratively with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering)

The Programmable-Logic Controller (PLC) Laboratory gives students the chance to learn about methods to measure and analyze control variables in manufacturing and mechanical processes. The lab emphasizes the role of programmable logic digital and analog controllers, integrating the concepts of transfer functions, system response, offset error, and stability into common practice.

The lab and the primary course it serves, Control of Dynamic Systems (MME/ECE 436), do contain design credits based on a laboratory project and design examples presented throughout the term. Design is incorporated in this course through realistic, case-based problems.