Implementation of a PLC Teaching Laboratory for Higher Institute of Energy Professions (ISME) of Nouakchott
Abdy Bouhamadi†, ‡†*, Oluwaseun Simon Adekanle†,‡, Mohamed Aboulfatah†, Menny El Bah‡†, Sidi Bouhamady‡‡
†Laboratory of Systems Analysis and Information Processing (SAIP), Hassan 1 University, Settat, Morocco
‡Ecole Supérieure de Management, de Télécommunication et d’Informatique (SUPMTI), Rabat,Morocco
‡†Laboratory of Industrial Systems and Information Technologies (ISIT), Mauritania
‡‡Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Energie/Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Nouakchott, Mauritania.
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Industrial need for expertise in automatic control of process plants is constantly on the rise due to increase in population and complexity of industrial production processes. Fresh graduates are therefore required to acquire skills and firsthand experience in process control including Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) development and programming. In this paper, we prove that the hands-on training experience delivered to student through the real industrial automated systems designed and built in SUPMTI PLC laboratory is more adequate to improve graduate employability more efficiently than existing laboratories. The evaluation of the proposed teaching method and equipment is achieved through proper comparison with existing methodologies.