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Control Technology ELE310

The course gives an introduction to PLC programming using ladder (LD), structured text (ST) and sequential function charts (SFC).

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Learning outcome
  • To understand the consept of programable logical control and where/when to use it.
  • To be able to understand hardware logic scheme and implement a corresponding PLC-code.
  • Get an introduction to 3-phase systems
  • To be able to configure motors accourding to hardware control logic scheme and control them using hardware equipment (relays).
  • To be able to use PC-software for developing PLC-code using ladder (LD), function blocks (FB), structured text (ST) og sequential function chart (SFC) for a given control problem.
  • After this course, the student shall understand the concept of PLC-programing.
  • Understand different kind of motors.
Introduction to PLC programming using ladder (LD), structured text (ST) and sequential function charts (SFC). Introduction to motors and 3-phase systems.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F No printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed

Coursework requirements
Theoreticalexercises, Laboratory exercises, Theoretical and laboratory exercises

10 laboratory exercises. 7 out of 10  must be approved.

8 theoretical excercises. 7 out ot 8 must be approved.

Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by subject teacher within the specified deadlines

Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times are made unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed upon.

Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the exam of the course.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Karl Skretting
Head of Department: Tom Ryen
Method of work
Weekly 4 hours lecturing and 4 hours theoretical/pratical exercises.
Open for
Control Engineering and Circuit Design - Bachelor's Degree Programme Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Robot Technology and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme
Course assessment
Form and/or discussion.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Control technology (BIE290) 5
The syllabus can be found in Leganto