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Design and Implementation of Web-based PLC Laboratory for Industrial Automation Training

산업 자동화 교육훈련을 위한 웹기반 PLC 실험실의 설계 및 구현

  • Han, Earl (Dept of Electronic Information Engineering, SoonChunHyang University) ;
  • Park, Sung-Moo (Dept of Electronic Information Engineering, SoonChunHyang University) ;
  • Hong, Sang-Eun (Dept of Electronic Information Engineering, SoonChunHyang University)
  • 한얼 (순천향대학교 전자정보공학과) ;
  • 박성무 (순천향대학교 전자정보공학과) ;
  • 홍상은 (순천향대학교 전자정보공학과)
  • Published : 2010.01.31

Abstract

Due to significant advances in Internet technology, there have been many e-learning courses offered by universities and academic institutes nowadays through the Internet. And these courses have benefited many students who might be constrained by distance and time. Nevertheless, most web-based courses are lecturing courses that cannot fulfill the needs for engineering technology education. In this paper, we propose the design and implementation of web-based programmable logic controller(PLC) laboratory to support learning and training for industrial automation. The proposed web-based PLC laboratory system consists of virtual labs and remote labs. This web-based PLC laboratory can be accessed by registered students to practice PLC experiments at their own home, enhancing the quality of education without much increasing in the overall cost. With the help of web cameras, the students can even have experience the live PLC experiments through the Internet.

Keywords

Industrial Automation;PLC;Web-based Laboratory;Virtual Lab.;Remote Lab.;LabVIEW

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