PLC Machine Controls Simulation

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We all know that simulations have been around for decades. Virtual and physical simulations have been used in medical fields, mathematics, architecture, aeronautics, space, and many more.  Simulations can be beneficial in providing the ability to test theories and designs is a safe and cost-effective way without risking equipment damage or, more importantly, human life. The Machine Tool and Automation Industries would find advantages in using Simulated Environments to teach PLC Programming Techniques without leaving the classroom. Based on some concepts of the Universal Design for Learning, I put together a three-part series discussing how using a simulated factory environment can enhance teaching machine control programming. For Part One, I utilize a simulated factory model to demonstrate a realistic machine control system including Automatic and Manual Modes, HMI and Pushbutton Controls as well as Fault Diagnostic and Messaging. A Webpage Interface nicely links in IIOT to top things off. You can download the code from my portfolio website and have permission to alter and use for educational purposes. The PLC Code is fully documented and classroom ready with several methods of programming built into the code. [Wayne Schaefer]



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  • Fennel Campus Mohawk College
  • 135 Fennel Ave. W
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada L9C 0E5
  • Room Number: EA312
  • Starts 12 February 2020 12:00 PM
  • Ends 23 February 2020 11:00 PM
  • All times are America/Toronto
  • No Admission Charge


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Wayne Schaefer

Wayne Schaefer

Topic:

PLC Machine Controls Simulation

We all know that simulations have been around for decades. Virtual and physical simulations have been used in medical fields, mathematics, architecture, aeronautics, space, and many more.  Simulations can be beneficial in providing the ability to test theories and designs is a safe and cost-effective way without risking equipment damage or, more importantly, human life. The Machine Tool and Automation Industries would find advantages in using Simulated Environments to teach PLC Programming Techniques without leaving the classroom. Based on some concepts of the Universal Design for Learning, I put together a three-part series discussing how using a simulated factory environment can enhance teaching machine control programming. For Part One, I utilize a simulated factory model to demonstrate a realistic machine control system including Automatic and Manual Modes, HMI and Pushbutton Controls as well as Fault Diagnostic and Messaging. A Webpage Interface nicely links in IIOT to top things off. You can download the code from my portfolio website and have permission to alter and use for educational purposes. The PLC Code is fully documented and classroom ready with several methods of programming built into the code. [Wayne Schaefer]

Biography:

Wayne is a Versatile and Experienced Senior Electrical Controls Engineer with extensive experience in Programming and Troubleshooting a wide variety of PLC, CNC, and Robotic systems utilized in Machining, Casting, Assembly, and Testing Equipment. He also possess a strong aptitude in Electronics, Power Systems, Mechanical Apparatus and Processes. His 35 year career with General Motors provided exposure to the Machine Tool, Casting and Automation Industry around the world culminating in a 4 year assignment working as the Lead Controls Engineer in Thailand to build a new Diesel Engine Assembly Plant. Wayne has skills in Power Systems, Plant Engineering, Management, Planning, Development and now Teaches Various Courses in Robotics, AutoCAD, PLC systems and Project Management. When not working, he has, over the years, dedicated thousands of volunteer hours serving the community in various roles.

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