Enhancement of PLC programming learning based on a virtual laboratory

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Abstract

This study develops a novel method using a virtual laboratory for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming learning. Students use the Multiprog software and the initial program to develop their own applications. Some of the virtual tools that are available to design and integrate the different parts of a mechatronics design are also discussed. Analytical results indicate that experiments supported by Multiprog virtual laboratory user friendly control interfaces generate positive results with respect to knowledge and understanding among the students of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-202
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

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  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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