This course deals with the conversion and manipulation of power with emphasis on power actuators. The course starts with programmable logic controller (PLC) programming and finite state machines (FSM). Power electronic circuits are analyzed. The course continues with electromagnetic mechanical energy conversion through motors; generators; hydraulic and pneumatic actuators; and pumps. The student designs finite state machine sequential control and logical control using PLCs; implements logical and sequential control using commercial PLCs; and characterizes, manipulates, and controls power devices using lab standard measuring hardware and software.
School of Engineering and Computing
Electromechanical Engineering Technology (ELM)
3 hours of lecture per week, 1.5 hours of lab every other week