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This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers)
In PLC Basics you'll learn everything you need to know to get started using PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers.)
The course starts with a quick overview of what PLCs are, the different styles and types they come in, as well as an overview of a low cost PLC perfect for those who want to use a physical PLC to learn on.
Next, you'll learn the details about PLC hardware, as well as review important information found in the PLC documentation.
From there you'll be introduced to the key concepts PLC programmers need to know, including the different data types and nuMbering systems used by PLCs, as well as how PLC programs are written and execute.
Then after being shown where to get the free PLC programming and emulation software used in this course, you'll be walked step-by-step through how to write, download, and test several PLC programs based on real world examples using Bit, Timer, Counter, Math, Compare, and File instructions.
The course also includes an appendix with additional information including where to get any of the hardware used in the course, how to get free PLC manuals and documentation, as well as how to find and download dozens of PLC sample programs.
What are the requirements?
Students should have a basic understanding of electricity, and at a minimum understand simple on/off electrical circuits prior to taking this course
Students who wish to follow along with the step-by-step lessons will be shown how to download, install, and use the free PLC programming software required to do so
Students who do not wish to follow along, or who already have RSLogix installed, may skip the sections covering downloading and installing software
Students who wish to obtain a physical PLC to pratice with will be shown several low cost options, however hardware is not required as students are also shown how to obtain and use a free PLC emulator
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 89 lectures and 4.5 hours of content!
Confidently explain what a PLC is, and how Ladder Logic works
Describe in detail the basic data types and nuMbering systems used by PLCs
Use Allen-Bradley's RSLogix PLC programming software, RSLinx communications software, and RSEmulate PLC emulation software with confidence
Create PLC Ladder Logic programs based on real world examples using Bit, Timer, Counter, Math, Compare, and File Copy instructions
Configure comunications to physical PLCs using serial and USB cables, as well as to Emulated PLCs
Download, Test, and Troubleshoot PLC Ladder Logic programs
Easily find PLC Manuals and Documentation, Pre-made Sample Code Libraries, Low Cost Third Party Cables, and all the Hardware used in this Course
What is the target audience?
This "PLC Basics" course is designed for those people who want to get started using and programming PLCs quickly
This course is also recommended as the starting point for those who wish to go on to learn the more complicated CompactLogix or ControlLogix PACs
This course is not for anyone who already knows how to write, download, and test PLC programs with Bit, Timer, Counter, Math, Compare, and Copy instructions using RSLogix
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