Date(s) – April 10, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Course starts Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This five-day workshop provides the basic skills and knowledge you need to work with the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) found in a typical manufacturing plant.
The course begins with a review of relay logic, and then you’ll learn PLC programming, including general logic, timers, counters, and math functions, followed by human-machine interface (HMI) programming. Each session includes one or more hands-on labs where you will practice implementing what you have learned on a self-contained PLC system.
PLCs used in this workshop are from Automation Direct, but the basic PLC knowledge and skills you will learn are easily transferable between PLC systems.
- Explain the hazards that exist when working with electrical systems and guidelines for preventing injuries.
- Explain what NFPA 79 is and how it relates to PLC system design and programming.
- Interpret, create, and construct relay ladder logic diagrams and circuits.
- Explain the components of a typical PLC system and the functionality of each.
- Distinguish between input and output signals and analog and discrete signals.
- Interpret, create, construct, and troubleshoot PLC ladder logic diagrams and circuits using basic functions, timers, counters, and math functions.
- Create HMI screens that function as part of a PLC program.
- Explain basic steps for troubleshooting PLC systems.
Participants would include:
Engineering and maintenance personnel, technicians, and others who need an introduction to or a refresher of PLCs and PLC programming.
Registration is closed for this event.