PLC Basic

Course

In Corby

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Level

    Beginner

  • Location

    Corby

  • Duration

    2 Days

Description

Be able to recognise and identify PLC hardware components. Be able to replace input / output cards. Be able to get on line and monitor PLC code. Understand PLC basic instruction set and basic LADDER programs. Be able to upload and download (backup and restore) a PLC program. Using simple techniques and test points be able to perform basic system diagnostics when a problem occurs. Suitable for beginners.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Corby (Northamptonshire)
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Darwin House, Corby Gate Business Park, Priors Haw Road, NN17 5JG

Starts

On request

To take into account

No prerequisites this is a beginners course.

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Course programme

Course Documentation
Basic Introduction to PLCs

Course Content
To fault find a system you need to know EXACTLY how it works

HOW EXACTLY DOES A PLC WORK?

  • Am I getting the input to the PLC?
  • The Led on the output card means i am getting voltage out right? does it?
  • A PLC is a logic controller, so use a logical approach to fault find it.
  • What are the 8 simple test points to check?
  • The PLC is in RUN, that means theres a program right? does it?

Then you need to Know the specifics

HOW DO I DO THE FOLLOWING?
(some straight forward some not so)

  • How do I check power is ON and PLC is in right mode (RUN or Program)
  • Check for a fault condition
  • Establish a link between PC and PLC (can be a major issue nowadays)
  • Create a blank project and take a backup (just in case I mess up)
  • Open project for PLC and go OnLine
  • Interrogate Diagnostics
  • Identify if it is a hardware or software fault?
  • Change the battery
  • Change input / output cards if necessary, (with spares and without spares)
  • Identify if it is a PLC or Comms fault
  • Check all settings against a template etc.
  • Check Hardware ( What voltage should be where)
  • Clear Memory and Download program
  • Check software against latest copy
  • Monitor program effectively
  • Understand Basic Ladder Programs
  • Searching for specific operands and instructions
  • Check or create a monitor table to establish parameter status
  • Call up reference data to assist with software diagnostics
  • Display Documentation (Symbols, Comments)

Course Equipment Per Delegate

  • FX Series PLC
  • PC or Laptop
  • Simulator

Additional information

Students per class: 6

PLC Basic

Price on request