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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 1

Course/Workshop Title: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 1
Course/Workshop Duration: 24 Hours
Course Overview: Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) continue to evolve as new technologies are added to their capabilities. The PLC started out as a replacement for hardwired relay control systems. Gradually, various math and logic manipulation functions were added. Today PLCs are the controller of choice for the vast majority of automated processes. PLCs now incorporate smaller cases, faster CPUs, networking, and various Internet technologies.

This course provides a thoroughly practical introduction to the use of PLCs in industry, covering programming techniques alongside systems-level design issues. Topics include PLCs Overview, PLC Hardware, ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, Program logic, surge protection, and selection/installation of controllers including relay ladder logic, numbering systems and codes, and programming timer. Series of real-world case will be studied to illustrate typical engineering challenges - and model solutions. Use of simulation software LogixPro 500 simulator. The course is supported by LogixPro simulation software converts the user’s computer into a PLC and allows the user to write ladder logic programs and verify their real-world operation.
Course Objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  1. Identify the main parts of a PLC and describe their functions and outline the basic sequence of operation for a PLC
  2. List and describe the function of the hardware components used in PLC systems, describe the basic circuitry and applications for discrete and analog I/O modules
  3. Interpret typical I/O and CPU specifications, and explain I/O addressing
  4. Convert relay ladder schematics to ladder logic programs, develop elementary programs based on logic gate functions
  5. Understand how ladder diagram language, Boolean language, and function chart programming language are used to communicate information to the PLC
  6. Identify the common operating modes found in PLCs
  7. Identify switches commonly found in PLC installations and Explain the operation of sensors commonly found in PLC installations
  8. Compare sequential and combination control processes and Convert fundamental relay ladder diagrams to PLC
  9. Convert fundamental timer relay schematic diagrams to PLC ladder logic programs
  10. Program the control of outputs using the timer instruction control bits