638-2013/02 – Programmable Logic Cotrollers I (PLA I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Automation and Computing in IndustryCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ivo Špička, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Ivo Špička, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
S1I28 doc. Ing. Ivo Špička, Ph.D.
ZIM018 Ing. Ondřej Zimný, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Combined Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will deal with structure and parameters of programmable logical controllers (PLC), their configuration and programming. Students will find out different ways of PLC's programming. Student will be able to compare hardware and software solution of PLC's from leading producers. The main emphasis is put especially on the skills in application of programmable controllers for solving standard technical tasks. Student will be able to understand and use the basic level of programming.

Teaching methods



1. The structure and working parameters of programmable logic controller (PLC). 2. Basic programming techniques for creating an algorithm PLCs. 3. Inputs, outputs, registers, addressing. 4. Boolean algebra and PLC. 5. The importance of minimizing logic functions to create a program. 6. The solution of combinatorial problems. 7. Solving sequential tasks, the program initialization. 8. Mathematics at the computer in the PLC program. 9. Working with text. 10. Real-time computations in the PLC control tasks. 11. Timers and counters for solving real-time tasks. 12. Sequencers and their application. 13. Debugging. 14. The program control.

Compulsory literature:

1769 CompactLogix Controllers User Manual, Catalog Numbers 1769-L31, 1769-L32C, 1769-L32E, 1769-L35CR, 1769-L35E.

Recommended literature:

Logix5000 Controllers, Catalog Numbers 1756 ControlLogix, 1756 GuardLogix, 1768 CompactLogix, 1768Compact GuardLogix, 1769 CompactLogix, 1789 SoftLogix, PowerFlex with DriveLogix, Quick Start

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Tests, projects


Integrovaný systém modulární počítačové podpory výuky ekonomicko-technického zaměření (http://lms.vsb.cz) - Vzdělávací modul 1 – Počítačové systémy řízení metalurgických procesů. - fyzický model Válcovací stolice, - fyzický model Průběžná ohřívací pec, - fyzický model Ohřívače větru, - fyzický model Konvertor, - animace Práce s textem, - animace Práce s textem, - animace Hardware PLC, - animace Čítačová karta, - animace Výběr komunikačního modulu, - animace Dotykový displej, - animace Čítač, - animace Producent – konzument, - animace Sériové a paralelní zapojení vstupních instrukcí XIO a XIC, - animace Přídrž, - animace Sekvencer. ŠPIČKA, I., ZIMNÝ, O. Programovatelné logické automaty I. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2015.

Další požadavky na studenta

Minumum of 80 percect of absolving seminars.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Structure and working parameters of programmable logic controllers (PLC). Basic programming techniques for PLC's algorithm creation, addressing. Solving of combination and sequential logic tasks, program initialization. Mathematics computing in PLC program. Real-time computing in PLC - program considerations. Timers and counters for solving real-time tasks. Structure and block programming. Program control.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  15
        Examination Examination 70  36
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attendance at seminars is at least 80 percent

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B0488A270001) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems (S03) Computer Control Systems in Industry P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0488A270001) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems (S03) Computer Control Systems in Industry K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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