In this video, author Shaun Bryant introduces you to industrial automation and why PLCs are important.
- [Instructor] So we're starting a new chapter now,…in our AutoCAD Electrical working with PLCs course.…And I just want to take you through…a bit of background behind how these PLCs,…these programmable logic controllers, work.…So, you'll notice I've got a nice slide…on the screen there, and it just kind of takes you through…the workflow of how things work.…So, top left there, we've got industrial automation.…So that's your nice big yellow robots there,…moving around all those car doors on an assembly line,…building cars for us, that we drive around…on a day-to-day basis.…
Now, in order for that industrial automation to work,…we use PLCs, so if you follow the blue arrow down to PLCs,…you can see that's where we are in the workflow.…And then we move along, and we're going now…towards what those PLCs actually need.…And those PLCs need a power supply,…a controller CPU, a central processing unit,…an input/output system,…and the software in the PLC itself, for it to work.…
So, the software in those robot arms,…lifting up the car doors in the slide,…
- PLCs in industrial automation
- Setting up ladders in electrical drawings
- Inserting PLCs into electrical drawings
- Working with parametric and full unit PLC models
- Choosing a manufacturer
- Using spreadsheets to import PLC module data
- Exporting spreadsheets from existing PLC modules
Skill Level Intermediate
AutoCAD Plant 3D Essential Training: Adminwith Irene Radcliffe5h 21m Intermediate
1. An Introduction to PLC Modules
2. Setting Up Ladders in Electrical Drawings
Add wires and components3m 5s
3. The Different Types of PLC Modules in AutoCAD Electrical
4. Parametric PLC Modules in More Detail
5. Full-Unit PLC Modules in More Detail
6. Using Spreadsheets to Import PLC Module Data
7. Exporting Spreadsheets from Existing PLC Modules
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