This first stage in PLC training takes students through the fundamentals of PLC operation and the software programming environment. Initial lecture is supported by hands-on exercises with computers provided.
This is Class 1 of 3, sign up for PLC202 and PLC203 to attend the whole series!
Prerequisite: Familiarity with Microsoft Windows environment, and some exposure to logic systems is a plus.
- PLC Systems Overview
- How they operate and the scan cycle
- I/O and memory types
- PLC Architectures
- Structures of Micro, Shoe-box, Brick, and Rack
- Circuit Terminology
- Input/Output types and symbology
- Wiring interfaces
- Addressing translation to Ladder diagrams
- Software Navigation
- Project creation and setting communications
- Navigating the Workspace and building a Symbols List
- Downloading, uploading, and monitoring
- 10 Hands-on Instructor-Led Exercises
- Series and parallel rung structures
- Timers, counters, cascading, One-shots and Latching
- Monitoring and troubleshooting techniques included throughout