New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
NSF Grantees Poster Session
Automated control exists in almost every sector of the economy. Many automated control applications are integrated into daily life, such as traffic lights, automatic doors, elevators, coffeemakers, automated lighting, and copy machines. In all these applications, sensors are used to provide the signals needed to control the machine or process. It is difficult to teach a control language such PLC programming without knowing how sensors work. This paper describes the design and evaluation of a sensor module (consisting of commonly used industrial sensors) and how this module is integrated with a portable PLC kit to make learning about PLCs and sensors convenient and accessible in the classroom and at home. Students have responded positively and want to see more tools like the sensor module and portable PLC kit.
Hsieh, S. (2016, June), Design and Evaluation of Sensor Module for Portable Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Kit for Automated Control Education Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27287
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