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. Finally, this class will benefit the home user or tinkerer trying to implement their own systems.
What are the Benefits?
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. At the end of the course you’ll have a library of code to take home and use to implement in your future projects.
Flexible Virtual Options:
- Basic Course
- Basic Course AND intermediate Course
- All Classes can be purchased with a Click PLC simulator at a discounted rate!
Basic Course Overview - 2 days , 4 hours per day
INTRODUCTION OF AutomationDirect.com™ FAMILY PLCs
- Operation of Automationdirect.com 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
- Memory Tables
- Introduction to the Click Programming software
- Configuring the CPU and add-on cards
- Basic Ladder Functions
- Establishing a Link to the PLc
- Click PLC Programming - Continued
- Additional Software features
- Control Relay
- Introduction to Math
- Data Types
Intermediate Course Overview - 2 days , 4 hours per day
It is required that the basic course be attended before the intermediate course is attended. The intermediate course will pick up where the Basic Course stopped, and will not cover any topics from the basic course.
- Continue with ladder logic instructions
- Math revisited
- One Shot
- Analog in/out
- Implementation of instructions
- Using Math to create a Ramp, Average, Scaling routines
- Advanced sequential programming using the Drum instruction
- Creating a debounce coil with timers
- Shift registers to track product
- Focus on and program a C-MORE HMI and CLICK PLC
- Master/Slave Relationship
- Ethernet/Serial Network setup
- Export and Import TagDatabase
- Manually Creation of tags
- PLC > Panel
- Creation of HMI Screen with Click Tags
- Final Project
- Develop a PLC Program and a corresponding HMI File for a given Prompt
Order a discounted trainer-simulator upon registration at a discounted rate after the class or have it shipped to you prior to continue your education after the course is completed.
CLICK Basic CLICK Analog CLICK Cmore Micro\Analog
Hardware is not required to attend the course. We provide it.