Programmable Logic Controllers Design Project, by Justin Starr
In a typical mid-size company, the introduction of one Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system can save tens of thousands of dollars when compared to traditional relays. As part of their final project, students must create a business proposal for a PLC system. They must then connect the PLC to a physical real-world system and write code to demonstrate the logic they aim to control. Finally, they must analyze the economic benefits of this system by comparing against traditional relays.