Programmable Logic Controllers

The Programmable Logic Controller course converts the seemingly complex world of automation and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) into practical lessons the average maintenance person can understand. Information from manufacturers' technical manuals (Allen Bradley, GE, Siemens, etc.), have been combined with over 35+ years of experience and a practical real-world philosophy to provide you simple, clear, and concise solutions to your PLC problems.

This course is perfect for multi-craft maintenance technicians, electricians, or other non-programmers who need a general understanding of PLCs. It is designed to have an immediate impact by reducing equipment downtime and saving maintenance dollars on costly repairs and service calls.

Attendees will use simulation software to practice programming and gain valuable knowledge and skills increasing equipment reliability and product quality.

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Attendees will learn:

  • Fundamental parts of PLC system
  • Modular vs. fixed system
  • Common Input/Output (I/O) modules in industrial applications
  • Basics of programmable logic controller programming
  • Common programmable logic controller instructions
  • Importance of system components relating to system design
  • How to troubleshoot programmable logic controller programs in real world situations
  • Use hardware and software to find faults quickly
  • Use a systematic approach to troubleshooting
  • Set-up and configureI/O modules using various slot ad¬dressing techniques
  • Understand program and data table file organization and number systems
  • How basic, relay type instructions, timers, and counters can be used to achieve the automation and programmable logic controller solution you require

The other 20% of faults can also be quickly found using software tools that usually remain hidden to all but the most experienced troubleshoot¬ing professional.

This course unlocks these tools, dispels the myths, and provides aids to be taken back to the workplace for easy future reference. This course provides real world training for real-world needs.

Maintenance personnel in:
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Commercial buildings
  • Hospitals and schools
  • Waste water facilities
  • Government buildings
  • Research facilities
  • Shopping centers
  • Airports
Anyone needing a basic electricity course:
  • Apprentice & experience electricians
  • Instrumentation technicians
  • Multi-craft technicians
  • Building maintenance personnel
  • Plant & facility technicians
  • Building engineers/building managers
  • Superintendents, plant & facility managers

There is no cost for this course.

Classes will be held 6–10 p.m.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please contact Philip Parpard at (336) 334-4822, ext. 57003.