PLC Programming & Applications

Certified for 3 CPD Points

15 - 19 July 2024
Sandton Centre, Johannesburg South Africa

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R17, 999.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

This course focuses on understanding PLCs; how they work, terminology, and the hardware and software elements of a PLC. Students will learn a systematic approach to troubleshooting; how to set up and configure local, remote, hierarchical, and distributive control systems; how to configure Input/Output modules; how to understand program and data table file organization, number systems, and processor information flow and how basic relay type instructions, timers and counters, and data manipulation instructions can be used to achieve PLC solutions.

It is designed to help maintenance technicians, electricians and others modify and write common PLC programs on their own. It will provide students the comfort and confidence they need to edit or create new PLC solutions for their specific work applications. It will make vendor-specific PLC programming manuals understandable

Who Should Attend:

  • PLC Engineering And Design Personnel.
  • Electrical Maintenance And Technical Services Personnel.
  • Electrical Engineering And Design Personnel.
  • Process And Operations Personnel.
  • Technical And Process Managers.
  • Electrical Consulting Engineers.
  • Electrical Contractors.
  • Artisan

Course Outline:

How PLCs Work and Common Terminology Five Parts of a PLC
  • Input Interfaces
  • Processor
  • Output Interfaces
  • Power Supplies.
  • Programming Terminals.
Hardware Considerations
  • Field Wiring
  • Master Control Relay
  • Isolation Transformers
  • Grounding
Reading PLC Ladder Logic
  • Organization and Function of Ladder
  • Logic Ladder Logic Data Table Organization
    • Numbering Systems
    • Data Table Files
    • Bit, Word, and File Addressing
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Common PLC & PID Instructions
    • Basic Relay
    • Counters and Timers
    • Data Transfer
  • Organization
    • Subroutine Files
    • Selectable Timed Interrupt (STI) Files
    • Jumps and MCR Instructions
    • Fault Routines
Troubleshooting PLC Systems & Components
  • Safety
  • Forcing of Input Data Table & Output Devices
  • Identifying I/O Field Device and Module Faults
  • Using the Data Monitor Screen
  • Using the Processor Status and I/O Status Screen
Finding & Fixing the 10 Most Common PLC Problems
  • The “Ultimate PLC Troubleshooting Flowchart”
  • Using Troubleshooting and Software Tools
PLC System Sequence of Operation
  • Input and Output Data Table
  • Program Scan
Relay Type Instructions
  • Input and Output
  • Hardware (Rack/Slot/Screw)
  • Software (File/Word/Bit)
  • Addressing Examples
Application of Bit Type I/O Instructions
  • LogixPro Garage Door Simulation
  • Motor Control Circuit
  • Latching Outputs
Troubleshooting Logic
  • Copy & Paste Errors
  • Incorrect Addressing
  • Duplicate Destructive Bits
Converting Hardwired Systems to PLC Control
  • Series Circuit vs. AND Statement
  • Parallel Circuit vs. OR Statement
  • Schematic Exercises
Timer Parameters & Control Bits
  • Timer On and Off Delay
  • Retentive, Cascading, and Self Resetting Timers
Application of Timer Control Bits
  • LogixPro Traffic Light Simulation
Compare Instruction
Binary Decimal System Program Control Instructions
  • Jump
  • Master Control Reset
  • Jump to Subroutine
  • Forces
  • One-Shot
Compute and Transfer Instructions
  • Introduction to Source & Destination
  • Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, SQR, Clear & Trig
  • Convert to BCD (TOD) & Compute (CPT)
  • Count Up, Count Down, Reset
Application of Counter Control Bits
  • LogixPro Batch Simulation

End of the workshop



While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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