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.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
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.