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EGR 2231 Troubleshooting of Automated Systems

Concept of troubleshooting and its importance in manufacturing systems. Troubleshooting philosophies, flowchart examination, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting. Techniques for troubleshooting systems containing sensors, PLCs, Robots, HMIs and other common automation equipment. Fault determination using software to monitor the performance of small automated systems. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Automation and Control Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: EET 2281 AND EGR 1128 


  • Comprehend that the definition of troubleshooting is the process of finding the first electrical or mechanical malfunction of any component part on which the normal operation of the system is dependent.
  • Given simulated troubleshooting problems on the computer, identify the problem and successfully repair it.
  • Recognize and understand how to fix common problems leading to the shortest downtime.
  • Determine the location of the fault and repair systems while still on line.
  • Demonstrate the proper sequence for troubleshooting: 1) Get the information from the operator 2) examine the equipment 3) perform preliminary checks 4) thoroughly test suspected items 5) repair the problem 6) document the problem and repair.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3