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This course is designed to equip the beginner with no previous experience in PLC programming with the basic resources required to build a complete PLC program using ladder logic common to most current platforms. This course will provide an intermediate-level student with the skills required to come up with nuanced, rational solutions.

What Will I Learn?
  • — You’ll be able to develop a PLC program from scratch by the end of this course.
  • — The primary and overall objective of this course is to provide a novice with an understanding of PLC programming, ladder logic, and the internal workings of the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) standard.
  • —Students will learn about the difference between digital and analog signals and how to put them in a PLC, process them and send them back out.
  • —The students must be sufficiently familiar with a wide variety of ladder logic instructions to construct a complete PLC from scratch.
  • —Students will explore basic, traditional HOA control techniques, level control, pump control, and PID control loops (on at least an introductory level).
  • —Students will develop an understanding of alarm and notification programming, as well as relevant safety and usability considerations for operators.
  • —The HMI implementation will be presented to students and a general understanding of how the HMI software functions.
  • To complete this course, there is no software, hardware, or experience required, but the practice of the techniques discussed on an emulator or live PLC is necessary steps towards eventual mastery.

This course is designed to equip the beginner with no previous experience in PLC programming with the basic resources required to build a full PLC program using ladder logic common to most current platforms.

Using the Rockwell RSLogix 500 and FactoryTalk View Studio applications, we will discuss topics such as general controls, digital and analog IO, programming ladder logic, managing alarm / notification, HMI, emulation, best practices and more.

Ultimately, we must go through a full, functioning PLC plan and line-by-line HMI to solidify comprehension of the learning goals.

Why Are There Four PLC Courses?

PLC Tutorial 1 Teaches you how to program ladder logic, which is the most common language for PLC programming. The aim is to teach you all you need to know in order to make a PLC do what you want it to do. You are also given all the necessary software to live both CREATE and RUN your own programs-right on your own computer.

PLC Tutorial 2 Requires you to take what you’ve learned to solve the problem unassisted after the increasingly more challenging task. You get a spec and you’re clearly told: “Make it work and don’t advance until you’ve got it.” Then, you’ll be able to watch me solve each. You don’t know exactly how to program by the end-you ‘re a PROGRAMMER.

PLC Tutorial 3 Gives you both knowledge and experience in different HMI / SCADA production environments in FIVE. In the end, you have created many Full visualization (screen) projects that you can actually run on your own machine (and in an interview, SHOW PEOPLE) without any external hardware.

PLC Tutorial 4 This is for heavyweights only. This course teaches you how to program in different settings, using all five IEC programming languages (plus one more). There are also ventures, and you’ve seen it all by the end and have done it all. Nobody can show you anything that you won’t already be familiar with.

Who is the target audience?

This course is written for anyone who wants to get functional as quickly as possible with the ladder logic.


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