Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Programmable Logic Controllers

PLC is the industrial automation standard in today's industry. PLCs are good choices for many types of control problems, from simple discrete essential to complicated automatic control. Recently, the PLC lab was established to support the MIT 4200 - Industrial Electronics; MIT 4220 - Industrial Automation, a newly developed course; MIT 4210 - Programmable Logic Controllers and Process Control, MIT 4620 - Industrial Projects; MIT 4990 - Special Projects and several workshops for industry. The laboratory is equipped with eight PLC Allen-Bradley SLC 503 and ControlLogix simulation software as well as some automatic control applications developed by students.