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Programming programmable logic controls (PLC) training

The three-day course at our Technology Training Centre in Aston, Birmingham provides an introduction to programming PLCs. The content for this course is aimed at engineers and electricians who have a basic understanding of PLC and who have to perform programming.

  • Course content
    • Basic hardware troubleshooting
    • Theory of operation
    • I/O addressing
    • Understanding program notation I, Q, T, C,M, D, etc.
    • Step 7 V11.0 user interface
    • Setting up a project
    • Hardware configuration
    • Program representation (LAD, FBD, STL)
    • Program structure and logic block types
    • Basic instruction set (timers, counters, flip flops)
    • Local and global variables
    • Data types and parameter types
    • Data blocks
    • Establishing online connections
    • Upload and download projects
    • Diagnostic functions (module information/diagnose hardware)
    • Program monitoring
    • Using cross reference function to aid fault finding
    • Searching for specific operands and instructions
    • Monitor and modify variables
    • Rewire function.
  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

  • Assessment
  • No assessment but delegates receive a certificate of attendance.

  • More details
  • By completing this course, delegates will:

    • Work safely on modern industrial electrical/electronic control equipment
    • Systematically interrogate a range of commonly used Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Understand how PLCs are incorporated into modern electrical circuits
    • Interpret basic levels of ladder diagrams to facilitate change
    • Gain a basic understanding of inverter variable speed drives and make adjustments
    • Carry out basic checks on variable speed drives
    • Delegates may progress to stage two of the course, which covers troubleshooting.