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PLC, Controls & IC Laboratory

The PLC, Controls & IC Laboratory at the University of Bridgeport's Electrical Engineering Department is led by Professor Jack Toporovsky.

Course Description

This course introduces students with little or no background to PLC systems (programmable logic control systems). Students learn the theory of PLC’s: they read, design and understand basic ladder logic; they are aware of potential problems and hazards; they learn to perform common procedures such as editing programs, forcing, clearing faults, etc. Students will also learn how to connect to PLC systems and how to effectively and logically troubleshoot PLC system problems using RSLogix 500/5000, Factory Talk software, Mitsubishi PLC and HMI software. This course is also designed to provide a solid conceptual knowledge base for future learning in the field of Automation.

  • Percent Hands-on: 75%
  • Training Equipment: FX-MR, FX-1n, HMI, SLC 500, ML1000, ML1100, Compact Logic based Training Stations;
  • Computers and software: (Windows XP Pro, RSLogix 500, RSLogix5000, RSLinx, GX-Developer, E-Designer).

Publications

ASEE Publication

“INTEGRATION OF COGNEX VISION SYSTEM AND ROBO-CYLINDER TO REDUCE THE REWORK AND PROCESS COST FOR RAW MATERIAL INSPECTION AND QUALITY CONTROL”, Madhav D Patil, Akash Sheth, Prof. Jack Toporovsky, Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Northeast Section Annual Conference.

“IMPLEMENTATION OF A ROBOTIC CONVEYOR ASSEMBLY LINE WITH VISION CAMERA USING TWO DIFFERENT CODING TECHNIQUES AND COMPARISON OF THEIR PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS”, Madhav D Patil, Akash Sheth, Prof. Jack Toporovsky, Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Northeast Section Annual Conference.

Journal Publication

“INTEGRATION OF VISION SYSTEM, INTELLIGENT ROBO ACTUATOR, HMI AND PLC TO DESIGN A UNIVERSAL QUALITY INSPECTION OR CONTROL MACHINE”, MADHAV PATIL, JACK TOPOROVSKY, L. HMURCIK, TAREK SOBH, i-manager’s Journal on Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2 l No. 3 l May – July 2012

Contact Us

PLC & Industrial Control Lab
Technology Building, Room 212
221 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-576-4136

Graduate Assistants

Madhav Patil
mpatil@bridgeport.edu

Other Contacts

Prof. Larry Hmurcik
203-576-4678

Prof. Navarun Gupta
203-576-4117

Omar Abuzaghleh – Lab Manager
203-526-1239

Abd Abuzneid – Operation Faculty
203-576-4113