TRON141 - Sensing our Environment

PLCs and other controllers are often called upon to make decisions on environmental variables such as temperature, pressure, mass or content. Sensors and transducers are used to collect this data and 'send' it to the Controller. This course introduces the types of devices used to collect sensory data and how they are interfaced to the Controller using the Arduino as a catalyst.

Credits: 4

Distribution: career Training

Offered: o

Outcomes

  1. As applicable to industry standards, compare and contrast sensors and transducers.
  2. Describe techniques used in industry to determine temperature
  3. Describe techniques used in industry to determine pressure
  4. Describe techniques used in industry to determine metal content
  5. Explain the process of Analog-to-Digital (A/D) conversion as applicable to automation.
  6. Describe various types of proximity sensor used in automation processes.