Programmable Logic Controllers PLC Programming from Scratch

PLC Programming from Scratch

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 22 
  • Audience:

    This course is written for anybody who wants to become functional with ladder logic as quickly as possible.

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Description

This course is designed to equip the novice with no prior PLC programming experience with the basic tools necessary to create a complete PLC program using ladder logic common to most current platforms.Using the Rockwell software RSLogix 500 and FactoryTalk View Studio, we will be covering such topics as general controls, digital and analog IO, ladder logic programming, alarm / notification handling, HMI, emulation, best practices and more.In the end, we will go through an entire, working PLC program and HMI line by line to solidify comprehension of the learning objectives.

 

Course Objectives

  • Introduction
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
  • PLC Programming Overview
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Understand the PLC’s role in automation
    • Become familiar with the RSLogix 500 Program Envir
    • Learn what “Ladder Logic” is
    • Learn how a PLC program flows and what it does
    • Begin looking at process as Inputs
  • IO (Inputs and Outputs)
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Form a conceptual understanding of IO
    • Understand why IO is all-important to a PLC
    • Understand in simple terms what digital IO is
    • Understand in simple terms what analog IO is
    • Become aware of various types of IO modules
  • Programming Fundamentals
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Learn about basic data types
    • Learn about data tables and addressing
    • Understand the flow of rungs and branches in a lad
    • Become familiar with several program instructions
    • Be introduced to the concept of a PID control loop
  • Program Setup
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • See the initial process of creating a PLC program
    • Learn the basic configuration of a processor
    • Learn the basic configuration of IO modules
    • Understand signal resolution and scaling
    • Be introduced to program files within an RSLogix 5
  • IO Programming
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Learn the practical considerations of incorporatin
    • Learn best practices for IO programming (segregati
    • Understand how to process digital IO
    • Understand how to process analog IO
    • Understand LL
  • Process Logic
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Start thinking about how processes work
    • Learn the concept of HOA control
    • Understand basic level control programming
    • Be exposed to analog and digital control options
    • Understand how to control and protect a pump
    • Go a bit deeper into PID control with a heater pro
  • Alarms and Notifications
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Understand what alarms and notifications are
    • Learn practical considerations of safety
    • Learn practical considerations of utility for the
    • Learn best practices for initiating and clearing e
    • Understand how to use setpoints
  • HMI (Human-Machine Interface)
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Understand the concept and importance of HMI
    • Be exposed to a variety of HMI methods
    • Learn how an HMI program works
    • Understand tags and addressing
    • See the basic process of creating a screen with co
    • Learn how an HMI manages alarms and notifications
    • Get an overview of permission management on an HMI
  • Communications
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Be introduced to the general idea of communication
    • Become familiar with serial connections
    • Become familiar with ethernet connections
  • Program Walkthru
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Dissect an entire PLC program
    • Reinforce understanding of program instructions
    • Reinforce understanding program flow
    • Reinforce understanding of HMI / PLC interaction
    • Reinforce understanding of process logic
    • Reinforce understanding of alarm functionality
  • Shakedown / Debugging
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
    • Learn how to prepare a program for use
    • Understand the concept of emulation
    • Learn how to conduct a dry run
    • Learn how to “force” IO
    • Understand the potential consequences of mistakes
  • Conclusion / Supplemental Material for Further Study
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
  • Bonus Content
    • ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
 

Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • PLC Programming Overview
  • IO (Inputs and Outputs)
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Program Setup
  • IO Programming
  • Process Logic
  • Alarms and Notifications
  • HMI (Human-Machine Interface)
  • Communications
  • Program Walkthru
  • Shakedown / Debugging
  • Conclusion / Supplemental Material for Further Study
  • Bonus Content
 

Prerequisites

There is no software, hardware or experience required in order to complete this course, but practicing the techniques discussed on an emulator or live PLC are necessary steps toward eventual mastery

 

Subject Matter Expert

My background includes industrial automation and mechanical design. By degree, I'm an MBA, however after a few years on the road full-time as a management consultant, I fell into and in love with engineering.


My PLC / HMI experience includes projects from $10k up to about $40m, primarily within the realm of chemical processing and filtration. I am competent in RSLogix 500, 5000, FactoryTalk, PanelView, Maple Systems, C-More, Productivity 3000 and Arduino.


From a mechanical perspective, I've designed most of the same systems I program. My competencies in this area include full design, 3D modeling and drafting of assembly and fabrication drawings in AutoCAD and / or Inventor. I've designed mobile systems that were built in shipping containers up to one that filled a two-story building.


Before engineering, I developed and implemented CI (Continuous Improvement) management systems in companies across America in various industries to include a military finance organization, a printing company, a mortgage bank, a candy factory (my personal favorite), a nuclear products manufacturer, a major producer of coiled aluminum and several more.


Apart from things professional, I am an amateur photographer and I also dedicate time to studying and teaching the Scriptures.

 

Additional Information

Students are provided with a functional IDE within which they can follow along with the programming in the course, explore the included full programs or originate their own logic.

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