D.1 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers / PLCs (18Hrs)

The PLC system is the major key in the manufacturing and industrial sector today. PLC or Programmable Logic Controller is the system that makes machinery and systems work automatically. This system is responsible for all the growth in industry and manufacturing processes, which is why PLC systems are very important and needed by all kinds of industry. After completing this course you should have an understanding of the history of PLCs, be able to identify the primary components of a PLC system and have a basic understanding of the purpose and function of PLCs. 

Lesson 1: Introduction to PLCs 
This module provides a general overview of PLCs, their history and application in industry.
Develop an understanding of the different components that make a PLC rack;
Understand the different input and output signals and how to wire them into the PLC. 

Lesson 2: What Makes up a PLC 
Introduction to Central Processing Units and different types of addressing and programming;
Learn about CPUs and understand how a CPU in a PLC scans code;
Learn about the different addressing modes and understand the different ways to program. 

Lesson 3: I/O System 
Introduction to discrete analog and data I/O with an overview of I/O addressing and parameters;
Understand I/O system;
Define discrete Inputs/Outputs; Define analog Inputs/Outputs. 

Lesson 4: Ladder Logic 
Introduction to ladder logic programming techniques are covered.
Understand safety circuitry;
Learn programming restrictions and cover I/O addressing. 

Lesson 5: PLC Programming and Software 
Software overview and a simple rung of code are covered as well as how to establish a link and download to the PLC. Documentation editor; Logical AND, OR, Combination AND/OR.
Recognize the software to program a PLC;
Understand how to create a link from the PLC to the software; 
Learn the basic ladder logic commands and their uses in programming. 

Lesson 6: Installation and Maintenance of PLCs 
Various safety precautions, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting techniques associated with a typical PLC system.
Proper grounding techniques; Sources of electrical interference;
I/O installation techniques. 

DESIGNED FORThe incumbent worker with little or no exposure to PLCs. 

This course is instructor-led.

There are no prerequisites for this course. 

CEU: 1.8 

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Flat Rate Price $6,200
Pricing is for up to 12 participants. Course delivery options are virtual instructor-led or on-site instructor-led at your site or at Peak Performance's training center. To schedule a dedicated class, please email info@peakperformanceinc.com and we will coordinate scheduling based on your preference.


If you have any questions regarding this course, please email the instructor at j.stokes@peakperformanceinc.com or book a no-cost consultation by clicking on the link below.
Consultation with Industrial Skills Director


Joey Stokes
Director of Industrial Skills