New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Automated systems have a profound effect on our daily lives and are built and used all over the world. Mobile device are commonly used by engineers for system maintenance. Industries are looking for graduates who have hands-on experience with programmable logic controller (PLC) based automated systems. This paper describes the design, construction, and evaluation of a learning module on remote access to automated systems using a mobile device such as a tablet or smart phone. The module includes (1) communication software configuration and setup, (2) wireless router setup, (3) how to interface a router with the PLC’s Ethernet adapter, and (4) PLC ladder logic construction. A post evaluation of the lesson indicated students highly enjoyed the hands-on experience as well as learning the subjects.
Hart, T. G., & Hsieh, S. (2016, June), MAKER: Mobile Device App for Wireless Control of a PLC-Based Automated System Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25634
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