In 2015, Alex Stipe, Bingen Cortazar, Jasmine Panosian, Stephen McKinley, and Zack Gentry formed EA University’s fourth graduating class.
This class was the first to use the Schneider Electric M340 PLC product line and Vijeo Citect HMI. These products are frequently found in control system foundations for real world applications like water treatment plants, mining operations, and wastewater collection plants. The team programmed the PLC with Unity Pro function block.
The brown baggers took over the project and ran with it on their own after the introduction of EA’s project execution plan methodology. As part of this curriculum, the class updated the firmware on over 35 M340 PLCs for one of EA’s clients.