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PLC: Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers & PLC Automation Systems

$2499

Hands-On

5 Days

4.0 CEU

At the end of this seminar students will be able to:

  1. PLC integration with operator interfaces (OIs)
  2. Work with Human machine interfaces (HMIs)
  3. Network I/O systems
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Need more information?     Call us at 800-922-2820

Need more information?     Call us at 800-922-2820


  • Why You should take this seminar

    Look at what they are saying…

    “This course provided the much needed instruction on this formerly unfamiliar equipment. I have a much better understanding and more confidence about it.” (Ron Stevens, Contra Costa Country)

    “Good crash course in explaining what, how and why logic controllers perform.” (Public Seminar – Seattle, WA)


    In this PLC fundamentals training, students focus on the fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) from setting up communications to uploading and downloading programs to troubleshooting and modifying the system.

    Spend 65% of the class time on various PLCs working on hands-on exercises. Working in small groups, learn to program, connect input/output devices, and solve elementary and complex problems.

    Program a PLC to provide real-time, interactive, diagnostics that pinpoints the issues. Use other troubleshooting methods such as the search function, cross references, histograms and forces.

    Receive a copy of LogixPro PLC simulation software to practice programming, running, and troubleshooting ladder logic on any computer. It includes programming examples and animated industrial simulations.

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  • Who Should Take This Seminar

    This PLC fundamentals seminar is beneficial for anyone who encounters control systems in their daily functions, such as engineers, maintenance, operations, and management personnel.

    Other people who will benefit from attending this course include:

    • IT Technicians
    • Instrumentation Technicians
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Automation Technicians
    • Multi-craft personnel
    • Anyone who needs cross-training on PLCs
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered in the PLC fundamentals seminar include:

    • PLCs can upgrade current systems
    • Types of programming
    • Analyze and define your needs
    • Plan for installation
    • PLCs control automated machinery
    • Troubleshooting
    • Plus, each participant receives a complimentary LogixPro PLC simulation software
  • Seminar Description

    HISTORY

    • Relay logic
    • Programmable logic controller

    PLC ARCHITECTURE

    • Rack, power supply, processor, I/O
    • Smart modules
    • Communication networks
    • Programming tools – software

    INPUT AND OUTPUT (I/O) SYSTEMS

    • I/O interfaces – voltages
    • Data transfer from module to processor
    • Number of I/O per module
    • Analog data versus digital data
    • Remote I/O systems

    LADDER LOGIC VERSUS RELAY LOGIC

    • Ladder diagrams versus ladder logic
    • Sensor and load connections to the PLC
    • Rungs and instructions

    RELAY-TYPE INSTRUCTIONS

    • Examine if on
    • Examine if off
    • Output energize, output latch/unlatch
    • Differences between instructions and field devices (on/off versus open/closed)

    ADDRESSING, DATA MEMORY, AND SCAN TIME

    • I/O address relation to module location
    • Internal data memory – binary files
    • Internal data memory – integer files
    • Register memory versus bit-wise memory
    • I/O, memory and rung scan process

    ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS & ASSOCIATED BITS

    • Timer on-delay, timer off-delay
    • Timer done, enable and timing bits
    • Up/down counter and control bits
    • Moving data among registers
    • Math instructions
    • Comparison instructions – equal, greater than, less than

    NUMBER SYSTEMS

    • Decimal, octal, binary and hexadecimal systems
    • Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)
    • Data conversion

    SIZING AND SELECTION OF PLCS

    • Estimating system I/O requirements
    • CPU and memory sizing
    • Interpreting manufacturer specifications
    • Choosing a vendor

    TROUBLESHOOTING AND DIAGNOSTICS

    • Configuring communications
    • Wiring requirements
    • Debugging and diagnostic tools

    LAB EXERCISE EXAMPLES

    • Motor start/stop circuits
    • Trapping random faults
    • Signaling alarms
    • Tank-level controls
    • Sequence-controlled conveyors
    • Inputting and outputting numerical data
    • Batch control processes
    • Automated control systems
    • Troubleshooting communication problems
  • Seminar Schedule

    • 1. Select a date and location to register

    • 2. Confirm

    • 3. Register

    • 4. Checkout

    Seminar Pricing

    This seminar has multiple options, so check your schedule for:

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    • 5-day Lab + classroom: $2,499/ student

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    May be included with other classes or as a standalone class. As such, training time depends on seminar length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call to discuss your unique needs: (800) 922-2820.

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