PLCs for Non-Programmers - 2 Day Hands-On On-Site Training
A 2 Day Training Course Designed to take the mystery out of working with Programmable Logic Controllers ( PLCs )
This seminar converts the seemingly complex world of automation and Programmable Logic Controllers ( PLCs ) into practical lessons the average maintenance person can understand. We've taken information from thousands of pages of manufacturers' technical manuals (Allen Bradley, GE, Siemens, Omron, Modicon, Mitsubishi, Honeywell ...), combined it with twenty years of experience and a practical real world philosophy to give you simple, clear, and concise solutions to your everyday PLC problems.
This course is perfect for multi-craft maintenance technicians, electricians,
or other non-programmers who need a general understanding of PLCs. And because
we know time is money, this seminar is designed to have immediate impact so that
you can start saving maintenance dollars on costly repairs and service calls
Who should take this course?
This course is created specifically for maintenance personnel and electricians working in industrial plants, public facilities, and commercial buildings. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not sure you'll fit in or benefit from this class, don't worry - you will! - as long as you have an interest in learning to troubleshoot and repair your PLCs, including.....
All maintenance personnel in:
Upon completion of this course, students will receive a training certificate with 1.6 American Trainco Continuing Education Units indicating that the student has learned to:
Course Outline / Agenda
Studies have indicated that 80% of the faults associated with a PLC-based control systems involve either I/O (Input/Output) devices or field wiring. During this seminar you will learn how to use both hardware and software to find these faults quickly. Students will learn how to use a systematic approach to troubleshooting; how to set up and configure Input/Output modules using various slot addressing techniques; what to understand about program and data table file organization, number systems and processor information flow; and how basic, relay type instructions, timers, and counters, and data manipulation instructions can be used to achieve the automation and PLC solution you want.
The other 20% of faults can also be quickly found using software tools that
usually remain hidden to all but the most experienced troubleshooting
professional. But, in this American Trainco seminar, we will unlock these tools,
dispel the myths, and provide you aids that you can take back to your workplace
for easy future reference. At American Trainco, we provide real world training
for your real world needs!
I. SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF PLCs
A. Hardware Focus
B. How PLCs Work
C. PLC Terminology, PID
D. Parts of a PLC
E. System Configurations
F. Hardware Considerations
II. READING PLC LADDER LOGIC
A. Organization and Function of Ladder Logic
B. Ladder Logic Data Table Organization
C. Introduction to Programming
D. Common PLC & PID Instructions
F. Relating the PLC to "Real World" Applications
III. TROUBLESHOOTING PLC SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS
B. Forcing of Input Data Table & Output Devices
C. Identifying I/O Field Device Faults
D. Identifying I/O Module Faults
E. Identifying System Faults
F. Using the Data Monitor Screen
G. Using the Processor Status and I/O Status Screen
IV. FIND & FIX THE 10 MOST COMMON PLC PROBLEMS
A. The "Ultimate PLC Troubleshooting Flowchart"
B. Using Troubleshooting Tools
C. Using Software Tools
D. "Real World" Case Studies
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