Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3-day programme

The PLC is a vital element in modern industry and this course provides an advanced perspective for persons looking to progress in this area. The course will complement and build on the trainee’s existing skillset, by exploring PLCs, a vital element widely used in Industrial, Commercial, Recreational and Manufacturing settings.

We recommend this course for anyone who has a need to interact with PLC controlled systems as part of their work.  PLCs are a necessary requisite for those seeking to work in the manufacturing, environmental or services sector. If you can understand how PLC’s think and how they generate fault messages, then you can use them as a powerful diagnostic tool. The course is run using Allen Bradley Control Logix PLCs.

This 3-day Advanced PLC course is recommended for people who would like to, enter maintenance and facilities management roles, manufacturing technician leadership roles or even for those wishing to gain an understanding of how automation is being embraced by almost all industries. This is achieved by equipping you with an advanced level knowledge and awareness of PLC controlled systems, in order to carry out basic electrical fault finding and repair as well as the ability to create PLC programs to an industry standard.

This course is 80% hands-on and will be delivered through blended learning in a lab lecture structure. Active learning will be used to provide the attendee with problem-based teachings. Attendees are given exercises and will learn good coding structure and practice the code structures that are routinely seen in industry giving them marketable skills.

Who should attend
Maintenance personnel who would like to enhance their skills by using PLC logic as a means of diagnosing machine faults. Trades, crafts who wish to advance their knowledge of Automation through the medium of PLC programming.

This is an interactive course carried out over 3 days.

Previous PLC experience or training is required, completion of the “Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers” training course is an enhanced advantage.

  • The course will deliver an understanding of how a PLC system works, allowing trainees to construct, diagnose and troubleshoot basic faults.
  • The course consists of both theory and practical elements.
  • All trainees will receive a certificate of attendance after course completion.

Programme Objectives & Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, trainees will be able to:

  1. Use IEC 61131 compatible PLC programming languages to develop structured programmes for control applications.
  2. Understand written specifications and apply them to program development.
  3. Understand and apply different standards such as PackML and S88,
  4. Use and understand the benefits of using frameworks, modular programming, add on instructions and other programming techniques.
  5. Be aware and have a practical understanding of different industrial networks suitable for industrial applications.

Duration: 3 Days.

Certificate: Vendor Certificate of Completion.

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