Convert multiple Excel Documents to CSV using Powershell

Looking for a Powershell solution to convert all Excel documents in a specific folder to CSV files.  Also it needs to convert a specific worksheet within all the Excel documents.  All the Excel documents are formatted exactly the same.  I found this solution but it does not convert a specific worksheet (see below).  It only converts the last opened worksheet.  

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/How-to-convert-Excel-xlsx-d9521619#content

Anyone have this Powershell solution?  I prefer a solution that does not require Excel installed but any solution would be helpful.
Tony EllisIT ManagerAsked:
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Tony

Is the same worksheet in each workbook you want to save as a CSV?

Where would the new file be saved and what would it be named?
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Tony EllisIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Yes all the worksheets are named the same in each Excel document.  Just the data is different.  The new file name will be same as the original Excel document (not the worksheet name/label).
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Tony

What's the name of the worksheet you want to save as a CSV?
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Tony EllisIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Outbound
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Try this, change the folder C:\Test\ to the folder you workbooks are in.
$Excel = New-Object -ComObject Excel.Application
$Location = "C:\Test\"     # Path to read files
$SheetName = "Outbound"
$files = Get-ChildItem C:\Test -Filter "*.xls*"

ForEach ($file in $files)
{
    # Save Sheet1 in each workbook as CSV in same folder
       
     $WorkBook = $Excel.Workbooks.Open($Location+$file)
     
     $NewName =$WorkBook.Name.Split(".")[0] + ".csv "

     Write $NewName

     $WorkSheet = $WorkBook.WorkSheets($SheetName)

     $WorkSheet.Copy()

     $NewBook = $Excel.ActiveWorkbook

     $WorkBook.Close()

     $NewBook.SaveAs($Location+$NewName,6)

     $NewBook.Close()
 
}


$Excel.Quit()

Stop-Process -processname EXCEL

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Tony EllisIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Brilliant!!!  It worked perfectly.  Thank you Norie.
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