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Introduction to Programmble Logic Controllers

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Course Code
LA99208
Location
Deeside
Duration
Part Time, 1 Day.
Department
Engineering, Manufacturing & Maintenance
Start Date
Roll On, Roll Off
End Date
Roll On, Roll Off
Course Overview
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are digital computer-based control systems commonly used in industrial automation to monitor and control machinery or processes. They are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments and are typically used to automate tasks that require precision, reliability, and flexibility

This course will give learners an understanding of how Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) operate, the hardware and software that makes up a PLC and the interaction between the component parts. Learners will also be introduced to input and output field devices, communication methods and common applications of PLCs.

Learners will be introduced to the use and application of PLCs, the hardware and software that makes up a PLC and the interaction between the component parts. Learners will develop their ability to use standard programming techniques to produce simple programs for modern PLCs. They will also gain an understanding of the different types of communication media used to link larger numbers of PLCs together, the networking architecture used and the associated standards and protocols.

The course will culminate with learners creating a simple PLC program for a typical industrial manufacturing process using modern 3d simulation software.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course a learner will:

Understand the selection, hardware and software requirements of a PLC.
Be able to use standard programming techniques to produce a program for a PLC.
Understand simple programmable controller applications.
Understand data communications media and networks used with modern PLCs.
Develop and test a simple PLC program.

Regular multiple choice formative assessments.
No prior knowledge is required, although an understanding of general mechanical/electrical engineering principles would be advantageous.
PLC Technician
PLC Programmer
Industrial Electrician
Control Technician
Maintenance Engineer
Automation Technician
Instrumentation and Control Technician
Field Service Technician, Process Automation Technician.
£180 per learner (Minimum 6)
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