Programmable Logic Controllers: How They Work and How to Make Them Work for You (WEBINAR)

Course Number: IC-3011W
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Robert J. Scoff, P.E.
Scheduled: Tuesday, June, 06, 2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm ET (9am CT, 8am MT, 7am PT)
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In Programmable Logic Controllers: How They Work and How to Make Them Work for You, you'll learn ...

  • The working parts of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and how they interact
  • Different types and functions of input/output (I/O) devices
  • PLC circuit wiring basics
  • How to program a PLC simulator to perform basic functions


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Since their invention in 1968, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) have become ubiquitous in industry throughout the world. For example, car manufacturers use PLCs to control machinery on factory assembly lines and oil platforms use PLCs to control complicated oil and gas separation processes. In this interactive webinar, you will learn the basics of how PLCs work and how to program them. You will also learn how you can use low-cost simulators to further hone your PLC programming skills in your own office.

With several practical examples and simulations, this webinar presents an excellent overview of PLCs for electrical, mechanical, process, and control systems engineers who work with automation of industrial processes. No prior knowledge of PLCs or control systems is required to benefit from this webinar.

Special Note: Course IC-3002 and course IC-3011W are alternate presentations of the same course material. Therefore, only one version, either the course or webinar, can be taken during a renewal cycle. If you have any questions regarding course eligibility, please contact our Customer Service Team.


Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The origins of PLCs
  • The five components of a PLC system and how they are interconnected
  • What input/output (I/O) devices and modules are and what they do
  • How the processor works as a small, 16-bit special purpose computer
  • How to use addressing to keep track of inputs and outputs
  • PLC circuit wiring basics
  • A new three-word language
  • How to program a PLC simulator to perform some simple control functions
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