PLC Fundamentals for the Technical Professional (TC40)

Length:  4.5 days
CEUs:  3.2
Hours/PDHs:  32 hours/32 PDHs
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Course Description:

This course will focus on the role the programmable logic controller plays in the design of a control system and how proper selection, installation and maintenance can reduce operating costs and improve performance. It will provide the technical expertise necessary to install, perform routine programming and maintenance and apply proper troubleshooting and configuration techniques.

You Will Be Able To:

  • Define terminology, software/hardware and demonstrate the concept of configuration
  • Determine the necessary calculations and conversions using the binary, decimal, octal and hexadecimal number systems
  • Apply correct programming, editing and documentation procedures
  • Implement ladder logic instructions including:  XIC, XIO, OTE, OSR, OTL, OTU, TON, TOF, RTO, RES, CTU, CTD, MOV, and COP
  • Demonstrate the use of BCD and the seven-segment display, data manipulation, math, force function, multipoint and online editing
  • Describe digital logic circuits and numbering systems
  • Explain the operation of programmable logic controllers
  • Convert ladder diagrams into programming schemes
  • Incorporate timers and counters utilizing programmable logic controllers
  • Execute and evaluate developed programming
  • Install, maintain, repair or replace voltage to current (E/I), current to voltage (I/E), digital to analog, (D/A), and analog to digital (A/D) transducers
  • Install and maintain electronic, digital and variable frequency drive (VFD) or variable speed drive (VSD) motor controllers
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair or replace PLC and process control networks

You Will Cover:

  • Number systems - codes - logic gates
  • Configuration - Structure
  • Examine On - Examine Off
  • Output Terminal Energize - Output Terminal Latch - Unlatch
  • One Shot Rising - Processor Modes of Operation
  • On/Off-Delay Timer - Retentive Timer
  • Reset - Counters
  • Binary Coded Decimal
  • Seven-Segment Display
  • Program Creating and Editing
  • Documentation Report Creation and Output
  • Data Manipulation - Force Function
  • Math Logical and Comparison Instructions
  • Analog Current - Voltage modules
  • Thermocouple - Millivolt modules
  • Resistance Temperature Device Resistance Modules
  • PLC Networks
  • Variable Speed Motors

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Hardware Identification
  • RSLogix500 Software
  • RSLogix500 Help
  • Configuring a Communication Driver
  • Creating a New Project
  • Allen-Bradley Addressing Structures
  • Examine Input/Closed Instruction
  • Examine Input/Open Instruction
  • Latch Instruction
  • "One Shot Rising" Instruction
  • Timer Instructions
  • Counter Instructions
  • Comparison Instructions
  • Math Instructions
  • Force Function
  • Project Documentation
  • Analog Current Module
  • Project Review

Not sure this particular course is for you?
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.


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