Computer- Assisted Programmable Logic Controller Simulator
Ribomapil D. Nacorda
Ribomapil D. Nacorda, PhD., Department of Electrical Technology, College of Technology and Allied Sciences, College of Engineering and Architecture, Bohol Island State University, Tagbilaran City, Philippines.
Manuscript received on 23 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 536-540 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: F2307037619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to assemble and assess the performance of the Computer-Assisted Programmable Logic Controller Simulator and ascertain the level of effectiveness of the simulator as a tool for instruction. This was conducted at Bohol Island State University Main Campus, Tagbilaran City during the Academic Year 2015-2016. It was done for the improvement of instruction in electrical technology and electrical engineering courses. The PLC Technology Courseware featured in the Simulator enables learners to develop competence in operating, programming and troubleshooting a true industrial programmable logic controller (PLC). It includes a student activity manual enabling a novice to rapidly attain programming competency. The study employed the experimental methods of research and descriptive design in developing the simulator, particularly the one group pre-skill and post-skill test design, and testing its effectiveness in enhancing the skills of the students. The respondents of the study were third year Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering students and different experts from the academe and industry. The results of the study using the Simulator revealed that the students’ performance rating was increased by 57.25%. The results proved that the simulator is suitable for the electrical laboratory as an instructional tool.
Keywords: Computer Assisted, Effectiveness, PLC, Simulator, Performance.
Scope of the Article: Computer Network