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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.

Learn with real PLC hardware, from your own home, that is yours to keep forever. Quality real-time interaction with our instructor in an online easy-going small class of only 4 other learners.

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. This will be accomplished using the supplied Horner Automation XL4 OCS (Operator Control Station) PLC's which shall be shipped to each student before the course, which is theirs to keep.

The attendees will be able to work through basic programming and set up for this particular 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 the hands-on labs, students will work through the simple programming examples on the OCS and be able to monitor the PLC with the included CScape software.


Next PLC Programming Foundations and Essentials: Online Delivery Courses
December 14 – 16, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR20474 $2799.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 12 – 14, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR21020 $2799.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 9 – 11, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21021 $2799.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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Course topics

I. History of PLC’s

Objective: - Relay theory and operation - Contact nomenclature N.O., N.C. - Interlocks - Advent of PLC’s - Makes, model, and Types

II. Ladder logic

Objective: - Inputs/Outputs, I/O - Types of I/O analog and digital - Module Types, voltage, current, high speed counters (frequency) - Controlled variables timers counter etc. - Ladder structure - Addressing Internal and external bits, I/O - Powers supply’s and connected voltage - Wiring of PLC power supply and I/O

III. Programming

Objective: - Communication Protocols - Software vs Hardware - Connecting to the PLC - Hardware configuration, Memory Maps, Addressing - Defining and naming I/O - File structure, Saving, Revision control. - Instructions/Memory types, bits, bytes - Function and Math - Programming simple start/stop motor controls - testing

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I. History of PLC’s

Objective: - Relay theory and operation - Contact nomenclature N.O., N.C. - Interlocks - Advent of PLC’s - Makes, model, and Types

II. Ladder logic

Objective: - Inputs/Outputs, I/O - Types of I/O analog and digital - Module Types, voltage, current, high speed counters (frequency) - Controlled variables timers counter etc. - Ladder structure - Addressing Internal and external bits, I/O - Powers supply’s and connected voltage - Wiring of PLC power supply and I/O

III. Programming

Objective: - Communication Protocols - Software vs Hardware - Connecting to the PLC - Hardware configuration, Memory Maps, Addressing - Defining and naming I/O - File structure, Saving, Revision control. - Instructions/Memory types, bits, bytes - Function and Math - Programming simple start/stop motor controls - testing

IV. Operation

Objective: - Online, Offline, Edit functions - Run, Stop - Monitoring - Forcing I/O - troubleshooting - Display graphics

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  • Tim Dacey

    Years of Experience
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    Tim brings 38 years of experience in operations at various public and private utility companies starting with SaskPower in the late 70’s where he apprenticed as an electrician earning his Interprovincial Journeyman’s Electrician certification in the early 80’s. He continued to work as a Station Electrician for the next decade prior to moving into natural gas compression and transmission...

     
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      Tim was easy to listen to, and he had lots of real-world experience with arc flash safety.
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      Tim did very well in spreading his knowledge and making sure everyone understood the topic. Top notch.
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      Tim provided useful tools to help me work safely around electricity.
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