ERIC Number: ED347369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Troubleshooting of an Electromechanical System (Westinghouse PLC Controlling a Pneumatic Robot). High-Technology Training Module.
Tucker, James D.
This training module on the troubleshooting of an electromechanical system, The Westinghouse Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) controlling a pneumatic robot, is used for a troubleshooting unit in an electromechanical systems/robotics and automation systems course. In this unit, students locate and repair a defect in a PLC-operated machine. The module contains a description, objective, content outline, student activities, methodology, and nine resources. The content outline contains the following units: safety procedures; determining normal system operation; determining point of system failure; analyze data; use PLC override to confirm determination; did something occur to change drum data; repair; verification of repair; and troubleshooting report. There are eight student activities: take pretest; read chapter; read a section in the equipment manual; attend lecture/demonstration; perform laboratory exercises using supplied worksheet; complete report; take posttest; and complete evaluation. The following materials are provided: student packet, student worksheet evaluation for exercise, and eight pages of machine-specific reference data useful in troubleshooting the system. (NLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northcentral Technical Coll., Wausau, WI.
Identifiers: Programable Logic Control
Note: Developed as part of the High-Technology Training Model for Rural Based Business and Industry, Technical Colleges, and Local and State Educational Agencies.