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Basics of PLC

Key aspects of modern manufacturing taught at a beginners level

Become the well-rounded, skilled individual manufacturers are looking for in today's market through this introductory course to programmable logic controller (PLC) programming at the Francis Tuttle Portland Campus.

Learning the basics of PLC will help you advance in an exciting manufacturing career through knowledge of relevant skills for the modern industry.

This course is designed for a novice with no prior PLC programming experience. It equips trainees with the basic tools needed to create a complete PLC program using ladder logic common to most current platforms.

The course utilizes Rockwell software RSLogix 500 and FactoryTalk View Studio to cover topics such as general controls, digital and analog IO, ladder logic programming, best practices, and more.

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Course: Basics of PLC

When: Aug. 24 through Oct. 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

Where: Portland Campus

For more information, contact Instructor Matt Maynard.

Topics Covered

  • Number systems (Binary, Decimal, Octal, and Hexadecimal)
  • Configuration and Memory Layout
  • RSLinx Classic
  • Operating RSLogix 500 Software
  • Communications
  • Creating and Editing Ladder Logic
  • Latch and Unlatch INstructions
  • One-Shot Instructions
  • Timers and Counters Instructions
  • Applying Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies
  • Forcing I/O and Toggling Bits
  • Various Logic Functions (and, or, nand, nor) instructions
  • Math and Algebraic Instructions
  • Analog Inputs and Analog Outputs Instructions