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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 2

Course/Workshop Title: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 2
Course/Workshop Duration: 32 Hours
Course Overview: A programmable logic controllers (PLCs) is a real-time system optimized for use in control technology which is designed to have multiple interfaces (I/Os) to connect and control multiple mechatronic devices such as sensors and actuators. PLCs now incorporate smaller cases, faster CPUs, networking, and various Internet technologies.

This course provides a thoroughly practical use of PLCs in industry such as Allen-Bradley SLC 500 and ControlLogix controller (SLC 500 Logic to Logix 5000). Topics include Programming counter, Arithmetic instructions and operations, Sequencer Programs and instructions, PLC Installation and troubleshooting, Process Control, Network Systems, SCADA, and ControlLogix Controllers. Methods for fault diagnosis, testing and debugging are also discussed. Extensive real world examples utilize several popular PLCs currently on the market highlighting understanding of fundamentals that can be used no matter the specific technology. Use of simulation software LogixPro 500 simulator or Easy-SOFT. The course is supported by LogixPro simulation software converts the user’s computer into PLCs and allows the user to write ladder logic programs and verify their real-world operation.
Expected Learning Outcomes / Competencies By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  1. Apply the PLC counter function and associated circuitry to control systems and apply combinations of counters and timers to control systems
  2. Describe safety considerations built into PLCs and programmed into a PLC installation, explain the differences between standard and safety PLCs, and describe the function of the selectable timed interrupt and fault routine files
  3. Compare the operation of discrete I/Os with that of multibit and analog types and understand the basic operation of PLC closed-loop control systems
  4. Apply combinations of PLC arithmetic functions to processes
  5. Interpret and explain information associated with PLC sequencer output, compare, and load instructions
  6. Describe proper grounding practices and preventive maintenance tasks associated with PLC systems
  7. Explain the functions of the major components of a process control system
  8. Explain how PID and on/off control works
  9. Define tasks, programs, and routines
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of input, output, and internal relay addressing format for a tag-based Logix controller
  11. Understand ControlLogix timer tags and their members
  12. Develop ladder logic programs using ControlLogix timers
  13. Develop ladder logic programs using ControlLogix counters
Prerequisite Requirement: All participants must have completed Programmable Logic Controllers 1.