Workplace Electrical Controls and Automation Description: The Automation and Controls course is an introduction to the automating processes related to production machinery. Topics to be introduced will involve the utilization of various types of control devices, how these devices relate to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and how the PLC controls the production process. Relay/Contactors, Photo-Electric, Thermal, and Pressure sensors, Variable Frequency Motor Drives, HMIs and Programmable Logic Controllers will be covered. These topics will be placed into a practical workplace context involving machines using electrical energy using a diversity of delivery methods including PowerPoint, Video Movie and laboratory mediums. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to: 1. Describe the operation of sensor devices 2. Describe the operation of the Variable Frequency Motor Drive 3. List the 4 components making up the Programmable Logic Controller 4. Explain the operation of the electrical relay device 5. Explain the interaction of field devices to the Programmable Logic Controller 6. Explain the interaction of HMI and operations