Programmable Controllers

This comprehensive training program consists of twenty-two videotapes/DVD’s that train students to understand the functions performed by a programmable controller system. In addition, it trains students how to configure, program, install, and troubleshoot programmable controllers.

Audience: This program is excellent for the training of programmable controller technicians.

Controllers





Topics:

  • Control Technologies
  • Input Modules
  • The Central Processing Unit and Output Modules
  • The User Program

Central Processing Unit


Topics:

  • CPU Operation and Components
  • CPU Scanning and Memory
  • CPU Memory Map
  • CPU Memory Types and Diagnostics

Discrete I/O Modules


Topics:

  • I/O Devices and Modules
  • Discrete Input Modules
  • Discrete Output Modules
  • Connections and Addresses

Analog and Special I/O Modules


Topics:

  • Analog I/O Modules
  • Special I/O Modules
  • Motion Control I/O Modules

Programming Devices and Peripheral Equipment


Topics:

  • Peripherals
  • Programming Devices
  • Programming Devices and Printers
  • Tape Loaders and Simulators

Principles of Ladder Diagrams


Topics:

  • Elements of Control
  • Information Devices
  • Decision and Action Devices
  • Ladder Diagrams

Interpreting Ladder Diagrams


Topics:

  • Parts of the Diagram
  • Techniques for Interpreting Ladder Diagrams
  • Common Circuit Arrangements
  • Reading Ladder Diagrams

Numbering Systems, Numbering Codes, and Logic Concepts


Topics:

  • Number Systems Principles
  • Binary Number System
  • Octal, Hex, and BCD
  • Logic Functions

Principles of Ladder Logic Programming


Topics:

  • Programming Principles
  • Latching Relays and Master Control Relays
  • Programming Limitations

Programming: Timers and Counters


Topics:

  • Ladder Logic Timing Functions
  • Functional Blocks and Cascading
  • Counting Functions

Comparison and Arithmetic Functions


Topics:

  • Data Comparison
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division

Programming: Logical Operations and Data Manipulation


Topics:

  • Data Transfer
  • Data Manipulation
  • Logic Operations

Programming: Analog and PID


Topics:

  • Analog Control
  • Multiplexing Analog Inputs
  • Programming Analog Systems
  • PID Control

Communication Fundamentals


Topics:

  • Applications and Overview
  • Communications Module
  • The Serial Interface and Communications Line
  • Data Transmission

Networking


Topics:

  • Networks
  • Access Control Methods

Developing a Program


Topics:

  • Describing the System
  • Flowcharting
  • Ladder Diagrams
  • Addressing and Coding

Program Documentation


Topics:

  • Importance of Documentation
  • Types of Documentation
  • Computerized Documentation

Sizing and Selection


Topics:

  • Considerations for Selecting a PC
  • Determining I/O and Memory Requirements
  • Programming and Peripheral Requirements
  • Final Selection

Installation Considerations


Topics:

  • Selecting an Installation Site
  • PC Component Layout
  • Grounding and Electrical Safety
  • Start-Up

Troubleshooting Techniques


Topics:

  • The Analytical Framework
  • Preliminary Troubleshooting Steps
  • Troubleshooting with the PC

Troubleshooting PC Malfunctions


Topics:

  • Memory Fault Scenario
  • I/O Module
  • Malfunction
  • Division Method

Troubleshooting Field Device Malfunctions


Topics:

  • Internal vs. External Causes
  • The Troubleshooting Sequence
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