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Whether you are new to PLCs or are familiar but in need of a good refresher, this course is the right starting point.

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This course will give an essential and fundamental overview of Programmable logic Controllers. It will cover the operation and basic programming of PLCs as well as their troubleshooting and maintenance, programming software, ladder or code design, and functionality.

The attendees will be able to work through basic programming and set up for this PLC and understand how the PLC can be applied in simple or complex control applications. In a controlled environment, students will understand and safely connect, program, and operate the PLC to further understand its function as well as associated terminologies, programming instructions, and programming revision control, editing, and simple troubleshooting.

Through quality real-time interactions in an online small class, students will work through the simple programming examples on the OCS and be able to monitor the PLC with the included CScape software.

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  • Hannah Simerly, Heraeus Medical Components
    I appreciated how hands-on and very beneficial this course was. I really enjoyed it.
  • Ryan Forrester, DND
    Having the physical PLC and software to work on while training was a really great way to see how a process was actually integrated

Course topics

I. The road to machine control

Objective: understanding today’s machine and process control

II. Connection to the process

Objective: understand signals to and from the field

III. Programming

Objective: How to tell the controller what to do

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I. The road to machine control

Objective: understanding today’s machine and process control

  • Mechanical control systems: the Jacquard loom, the Babbage logic solver
  • Relay logic circuits
  • Advent of computers and PLC’s
  • PLCs today: Makes, models, and programming languages

II. Connection to the process

Objective: understand signals to and from the field

  • The CPU power supply, requirements, connection
  • The programming PC and software, connecting to the PLC
  • Memory Maps, Addressing - Signal modules, input and output
  • Digital I/O, types of signals, connections to the PLC memory mapping
  • Analog I/O: types of signals, connections to the PLC memory mapping, scaling
  • Timers and counters - High-speed counters

III. Programming

Objective: How to tell the controller what to do

  • IEC 61133-3 programming languages overview: Instruction List, Function Block Diagram, Ladder Diagram Sequential Function Chart, Structured text
  • Ladder diagram programs: - Instruction set, memory types (Bools, Byte, words…) and registers
  • Developing logic in Ladder Diagram
  • Troubleshooting Ladder Diagram programs
  • Daniel Chartier

    Years of Experience
    33

    Daniel Chartier travaille comme ingénieur électrique depuis près de 30 ans, et est spécialisé en automatisation et contrôles. Il a travaillé dans des fonderies d'aluminium et les mines, dans l'emballage, les stations de pompage et dans la construction d'usines thermiques (District Cooling) au cours des ans. Il a été responsable du développement de formations de sécurité dans...

    Expertise

     
    • Chris Hantzakos, Total Power Limited
      Daniel is a great teacher and knows how to make an interesting presentation.
    • Keith Dmyterko, Canadian Light Source Inc.
      Daniel presented the topics in a very interesting way and gave interesting real-world examples for the topics at hand.
    • Cameron Dennis, Capital Power Corperation
      Daniel was an excellent instructor and knew what things to go into more detail about.
    See Daniel Chartier CV
  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    42

    Wayne brings 41 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation industry. He is a master electrician and a journeyman instrument mechanic. He started in the early 80’s with a petroleum company in the Lloydminster area performing maintenance duties. He then started and ran his own contracting company for 15 yrs. in Lloydminster. After he sold the company, he started working with a local...

    Expertise

     
    • Ty Spooner, BluEarth Renewables
      Wayne is very knowledgeable. He is also very patient and helpful with making you understand the process and reasoning for planning and testing on electrical systems
    • Zachary Lee, EDS Pumps & Water Treatment
      Wayne was a great teacher who was very knowledgeable and had a great teaching style. I really enjoyed learning from him.
    • Blair Fitzpatrick Yara Belle Plaine Inc.,
      Wayne made the course fun and was very knowledgeable.
    See Wayne Jeffrey CV
  • Richard Stickel

    Years of Experience
    35

    Richard Stickel worked at the Canfor Taylor Pulp Mill for 33 years. He has worked in operations, electrical and industrial instrumentation maintenance, construction in the oil and gas field and airport electrical construction. He holds dual journeyman certification as an electrician as well as an instrument mechanic. He is a 4th class power engineer.As a technician Richard was involved with construction...

    Expertise

     
    • Aaron Belanger, Syncrude
      Richard was very knowledgeable of the subject and provided personal experiences to back it up.
    • Mike Strachan, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
      Richard was a very good instructor that answered all my questions and if he didn't know the answer he found it in a timely manner
    • Dana Latsay, Enbridge Pipelines INC
      Richard was a very good instructor. He kept the course interesting and asked the class a lot of questions to engage us. Knowledgeable with good answers for questions the class had.
    See Richard Stickel CV
  • I appreciated how hands-on and very beneficial this course was. I really enjoyed it.

    Hannah Simerly, Heraeus Medical Components
  • Having the physical PLC and software to work on while training was a really great way to see how a process was actually integrated

    Ryan Forrester, DND

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