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Applied Engineering

The Integration of a PLC into a Work Cell

By Robert Kiesel


Robert Kiesel is a Junior at Millersville University where he is majoring in Applied Engineering and Technology Management with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems. After graduation, he would like to find a job in control systems engineering. He started the K-2SO design project as a class project where he and a small group had to design, model, and 3D print their final project. He really enjoyed this project because it allowed him to expand his knowledge and skill with the 3D modeling software SolidWorks. Through the design process, Robert was able to use previously acquired knowledge from taking two design 

courses using SolidWorks at Solanco High School, along with his new knowledge from his class ITEC 342, Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing. He and his other group members proudly display their final piece of work in a display case at Osburn Hall. 

Author's Note:

I would like to thank Dr. John Haughery for his help through this learning process and guiding me through it, and Dr. John Wright for getting me started on a project like this and encouraging me to take on new challenges. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Robert G. Kiesel at

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