Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Applications & Examples


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I. PLC lacks a microprocessor.

II. PLC has a monitor and a keyboard.

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1. Glass industries use analog mode of PLCs for _____.

2. Quenching of Water tanks is the application of PLC in _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help assess your knowledge of PLCs in industrial networks. You will be quizzed on their operation and on some specific applications

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Components of a PLC
  • Glass industry analog use of PLCs
  • Water tank quenching application
  • Communication with internal components and programming terminals
  • Primary programming language in PLCs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw important information from the related lesson on PLCs
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about computer use in industrial networks in a different light
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about industrial automation and networks

Additional Learning

To learn more about the workings of industrial PLCs, review the accompanying lesson called Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in Industrial Networks: Definition, Applications & Examples. This lesson addresses the following:

  • Inherent design of PLCs
  • Specific industrial applications
  • What makes PLCs different from normal computers
  • Operating steps of programmable logic controllers