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PLC: Programmable Logic Controllers

$1499

Hands-On

3 Days

2.4 CEU

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

  1. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using PLCs
  2. Recognize the different hardware components of the PLC, including power supplies, input modules, output modules, central processing units and programming devices
  3. Understand how the ladder logic software and communication software interact to allow data to transfer between a PLC and a programming computer
  • Why You should take this seminar

    Focus on the fundamentals of 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 training is beneficial for anyone who encounters control systems in their daily functions including:

    • Engineers, maintenance, operations and management personnel
    • IT Technicians
    • Instrumentation Technicians
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Automation Technicians
    • Multi-craft personnel
    • Anyone who needs cross-training on PLCs
  • What You'll Learn

    The standard PLC training covers:

    • Learn how to tell your machine what is wrong with it
    • Recognize the return on investment
    • HMIs can be a troubleshooting tool
    • Experience the ease of developing HMI projects
    • Review ladder logic fundamentals
    • Troubleshoot PLC/HMI communication problems
    • Configure, scale and monitor analog signals
    • Construct PLC/HMI tag data
    • Create HMI screens, controls and indicators
    • Create HMI real-time fault messaging
    • Learn PLC networking capabilities
  • 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

    HANDS-ON 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 problem

     

  • Seminar Schedule

    • 1. Select a date and location to register

    • 2. Confirm

    • 3. Register

    • 4. Checkout

    Seminar Pricing

    3-Day Hands-On Lab + Lecture: $1,499 / Participant

    This course may be included with other seminars or as a standalone lecture. As such, training time depends on course length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call (800) 922-2820 or CONTACT NTT TRAINING to discuss pricing and your unique training needs.

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