PLC Training Courses - Allen-Bradley, Schneider and Siemens Training
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Three basic areas of study are involved when having a closer look at Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s). These include (i) computers, (ii) I/O (interface), and (iii) programming. Unlike popular thought, there is no need to be an expert in either one to work with PLC’s. However, it is recommended that you have an understanding of all three study areas before you can become an expert in the field of PLC’s.
Although a computer is the heart of a PLC, the interface modules (I/O) allow the computer to monitor and manipulate endless types of electrical equipment and devices. They are also not programmed like other computers. PLC’s were designed for electrical personnel to install, wire, commission and maintain it, not your average IT personnel with only computer science knowledge. Due to this electrical influence, PLC programming language involves “Ladder Logic”, a type of programming language. What distinguishes PLC programming language from other programming language is the fact that it looks like a wiring diagram and are not structured lists of computer directives.
Formal PLC Training is probably the best and quickest method of getting the fundamentals under the belt. Formal PLC training courses is available in varied lengths, and different formats and sources. It is a good idea to consider those courses which combines a 30-60 hour instruction and hands-on training. Most PLC manufacturers offer such programs. Many companies and colleges offer similar PLC training to students. Ensure that you go for the Level 1 program before taking on a more advanced level of PLC training. Level 1 PLC training comprises all the computer and hardware aspects of which are crucial to the understanding of PLC’s.
If you made the decision to approach this on your own, then you should consider the following two major learning components associated with any PLC training program. Firstly, gaining knowledge about PLC system components is a very important requirement. This is the theory aspect regarding PLC training. Online/CD based tutorials, a good PLC textbook, and printed handouts are used in this case.
The second aspect is more of a hands-on training. Students are required to make use of their newly acquired knowledge to create, enter, and debug PLC programs.
Unlike in the past where students made use of actual PLC programming software, today software graphics are used in simulating the controlled equipment.
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