Introductory Certificate Course For PLC Based Controls

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Who should attend?

Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Plant Operations Managers, Maintenance Personnel or other personnel involved in planning, design and setup of manufacturing facilities and personnel who encounter control systems in their course of daily functions. It will also benefit those who might be programming, installing equipment, maintaining equipment, purchasing or implementing cost reduction and automation programs, or maintaining and troubleshooting PLC based equipment.

What are the Benefits?

  • Exposure to state-of-the-art PLCs to keep engineers proficient
  • Excellent training for maintenance staff enabling them to troubleshoot and install PLCs.
  • Introduce management to new tools for use in daily operations that can aid in making production more flexible, reliable, productive and profitable.

What to Expect:

Plenty of Hands-ON! : There is NO BETTER WAY to learn PLC programming than to dig in and start programming! From DAY ONE you will be learning how to configure, specify, program and troubleshoot a REAL PLC control system! Each work station has an actual PLC complete with functional Inputs and Outputs. The instructor, Doug Bell, draws on his diverse background to make the programming examples reflect REAL-WORLD situations in such a manner that WILL keep you interested throughout the entire course.

Course Contents



  • Operation of Products
    What is a PLC?
    What is a Input/Output module?
    Sinking vs. Sourcing modules
    What is a specialty module?
  • Designing and Laying Out a Project
    Power Budget
    Special Bits
    I / O Mapping
    Retentive Ranges
    V - Memory
  • Introduction to DirectSOFT™
    What is DirectSOFT?
    On-line and Off-line Programming
    Entering and Exiting
    Editing a Ladder Program
    The Launch Pad
    Cut and Paste
    Configuring DirectSOFT
    Basic Ladder Functions
    Establishing a Link
    Control Relays
    Different Menus of DirectSOFT



PLC Programming

  • Review
    Simple Ladder Program
    Shift Register
    Advanced Ladder Functions
    Program Bit Math
    Program Masking Bits
    Analog Input / Analog Output
    Working with BCD Input / Output
    Binary to BCD Conversions BCD to Binary Conversions


PLC Programming and Hardware Application

  • Drum Sequencers
    Troubleshooting using DirectSOFT
    PLC Diagnostics
    Watch Windows
    PLC Status Screens
    Remote I/O
    Specialty Cards
    Stage Programming


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