PLC project




Lyons, Murray
Rippe, Daniel
Lenox, Craig
Feher, Gergely

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This paper presents a system designed for Linamar Co.'s CAMTAC plant. The system is designed to allow their PLCs to send messages to a host PC running the Machine Status Monitor (MSM). The MSM is the client designed to receive and handle these messages. The system utilizes the existing DH+ network, ControlLogix Gateway and e-mail server. Each component of our design was individually tested and deemed operational.


Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.


Communication System, DDE, DH+ Network, PLC, RSLinx