choose at least one subtopic to narrow your research down.
• Parts of a PLC
• Principles of Operation
• Modifying the Operation
• PLCs versus Computers
• PLC Size and Application
Once you select your topic, begin researching the subtopic utilizing outside resources such as current field employees, PLCtalk.net, ISA,
Rockwell Automation, other textbooks, the internet, etc. Make sure you are using credible sources before trusting the information.
You do not have to use all of these, or any of them, if you have other ideas. This is just a starting point if you need help.
Points to consider as you research:
• Various PLC manufacturers
• Industry standards
• Current trends
• Upcoming possibilities
• Advantages of PLCs
• Disadvantages of PLCs
• Industry struggles
• Process requirements
Complete an Evidence of Learning to demonstrate the knowledge you obtained from this assignment. This assignment will be unique to you.
Take ownership over your learning, and create a piece you are comfortable with and proud of. I encourage you to step out of your comfort
zone and submit something other than “just a paper”, but you still have that as an option. If you are writing a paper, it should be a
minimum of three pages, double-spaced, 12pt. Arial font. Other options include, but are not limited to: videos, infographics, PowerPoints,
etc. You may choose any format where you feel you can express what you have learned in a cohesive manner.