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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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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
    31

    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...

     
    • Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
      Daniel was very thorough with the course material. He was also good about answering questions during the course.
    • Gene Wallis, Enbridge
      Daniel was great, very informative, and I appreciated all the real-world applications he took us through.
    • Luke Gledhill, Porocel of Canada
      Daniel adequately covers the material and does so in an engaging manner.
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  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    40

    Wayne brings 39 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 preforming 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...

     
    • Mohit Mander, KLTP
      Wayne is a wonderful and informative instructor. He made the course very enjoyable and easy to follow.
    • Adam LeChasseur, GCT Deltaport
      Wayne Jeffrey was by far the best instructor I've ever had in any electrical training session I've taken before.
    • Geo Kandathil, International Paper Company
      Wayne was very informed and enthusiastic about teaching, which was helpful for the people attending the class.
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  • Richard Stickel

    Years of Experience
    33

    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...

     
    • Daniel Torgerson, Enbridge
      Richard provided examples and previous experience. He answered all questions and went through the course content very well.
    • Aaron Belanger, Syncrude
      Richard was very knowledgeable of the subject and provided personal experiences to back it up.
    • Ron Cox, Syncrude
      Richard is a great instructor, very knowledgeable, and has a great way of explaining things.
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