PLC/PAC Automation: Basic Structure, Programming, Installation, and Maintenance (TC30P)
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Length: 5 days
CEU Credits: 3.5
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
This course defines Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) architecture, configuration, installation, maintenance, and programming. This course is generic with its content covering all the various PLC vendors today. Over 50% of the class is hands-on laboratory exercises!
You will be able to:
Identify the basic components of PLC/PAC systems and where they are utilized
Identify the basic IEC 6-1131-3 programming languages to include Relay Ladder Diagram (RLD),
Structured Text (ST), Function Block Diagrams (FBD), and Instruction List (IL)
Develop, write, install, and test PLC RLD programs
Wire a complete PLC system utilizing digital and analog I/O simulators
Install and tune a PID
Troubleshoot and maintain PLC/PAC systems
Document a PLC ladder program
You will cover:
Basic Components of a PLC/PAC System
Input/Output Systems: Discrete, Analog, DC, and AC Input/Output Modules
CPU Operation and PLC Memory Organization: Scan Cycle and Timing | Memory Size | Mapping | Input/Output Data Files | Hardware/Software Interface Programs
System Power: Hardware Power | Field Power
PLC/PAC Relay Ladder Diagram Programming: Ladder Logic Instructions | Times and Counters |Permissive Discrete Control Functions | Data Manipulation Instructions | Arithmetic Instructions
PLC Installation: Wiring | Grounding | “Ringing Out” the I/O Wiring
Maintenance Practices: Visual Inspection | Continuity Check | Input/Output Wiring Check | Operational Testing | Emergency Stops | Troubleshooting Hardware Failures
Motor Control Connection to PLC: Motor Starter Aux relay connection | Software Seal Circuits and Why Not to Use Them
Wire discrete and analog devices to PLC
Enter, download, and test a ladder program
Program permissive logic, timer and counter, data manipulation, and basic arithmetic operations
Develop and program from a selection real-world applications
Basic AC and DC Electric Theory (e.g. Ohm's Law, etc.)
A hand-held/scientific calculator should be brought to class.
Recommended Resources: Programmable Controllers, 4th Edition
If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.
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A pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.
Upcoming offerings for this course:
PLC Automation: PLC Structure, Programming, Installation and Maintenance (TC30P) - IL
Columbia, IL US
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PLC Automation: PLC Structure, Programming, Installation and Maintenance (TC30P) - TX
University of Houston
Houston, TX US