Best PLC Programming Online Courses
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This course is designed to equip the novice with no prior PLC programming experience with the basic tools necessary to create a complete PLC program using ladder logic common to most current platforms.
Using the Rockwell software RSLogix 500 and FactoryTalk View Studio, we will be covering such topics as general controls, digital and analog IO, ladder logic programming, alarm / notification handling, HMI, emulation, best practices and more.
In the end, we will go through an entire, working PLC program and HMI line by line to solidify comprehension of the learning objectives.
Why Are There Four PLC Courses?
PLC I teaches you how to program with the focus on ladder logic, which is the most popular PLC programming language. The goal is to teach you everything you need to know to make a PLC do what you want it to do. You are also given all the software necessary to both CREATE and RUN your own programs live – right on your own computer.
PLC II forces you to take what you’ve learned and solve problem after progressively harder problem unassisted. You get a spec and are told simply: “Make it work, and don’t progress until you have.” After, you get to watch me solve each one as well. By the end, you don’t just know how to program – you are a PROGRAMMER.
PLC III gives you both knowledge and experience in FIVE different HMI / SCADA development environments. By the end, you’ve created several COMPLETE visualization (screen) projects that you can actually run on your own computer (and SHOW PEOPLE in an interview) with no additional hardware.
PLC IV is only for the heavyweights. This course teaches you how to program using all five IEC programming languages (plus one more) in multiple environments. There are projects as well, so by the end, you have seen it all and DONE it all as well. There won’t be anything anybody can show you that you won’t already be familiar with.
As a PLC programmer, you will usually find yourself working alone, unsupported and with nobody to help you but Google. Your boss or client will tell you what they need, and the only thing they want to hear from you is, “Here it is.” And when you deliver, it goes without saying that the expectation is – that it WORKS!
This is the course the acclimates you to the real world. This isn’t the classroom anymore; this is war! You vs the PLC.
In this course, we hit the ground RUNNING. I designed this course to build upon the theoretical training students received in “PLC Programming from Scratch” by taking that knowledge (plus a few new pieces) and constructing original ladder logic applications to solve everyday, industrial problems.
Using the Rockwell software RSLogix 500, RSLinx and RSLogix 500 Emulate, you will be given various descriptions / specifications for programs and then expected to write each one from scratch. After, I will walk everybody through my own approach to each problem step-by-step. Lastly, we’ll run each project on the emulator and debug as required before moving on to the next section.
This course is 100% practical! It is expected and assumed that you got the theoretical in my previous PLC course, and as such, this course contains NO REFRESHERS. This is all new material! There ARE a few new instructions used in this course, and those will be properly introduced, but you should already know how to use blocks like XIC, XIO, OTE, ONS, SCP, JSR and etc.. Again – this is an INTERMEDIATE course. It has a PREREQUISITE course before it. Don’t try to walk before you crawl and then get all sour and mad about it when you fall down.
- High Quality Video Tutorials on PLC Wiring, Installation & Programming
- PLC E-books, Test, Manuals, Circuit Diagrams, text tutorials Included
- This course will help you to Program the PLC for your Project Work, Industrial Application, Home Automation, Factory Automation Projects etc.
- Ladder Logic Programming
- 230+ PLC Video Tutorials
- Doubt Clearing Complementary LIVE Sessions
- Ladder Logic Programming
- PLC Presentations, PLC Circuits, PLC Codes
- FREE PLC Simulation Software for Practice
PLC – Programmable Logic Controller
- Delta DVP 14 SS + 16 SP
- Allen Bradley M1000
- Siemens S7 200
- Omron CP1E
Analog Cards Programming
- 04 AD – Analog to Digital
- 04DA- Digital to Analog
- Allen Bradley IF2OF2
- Siemens Inbuilt in S7-200 XP
Best PLC Programming Books:
#1 Programmable Logic Controllers 4th Edition by Frank D. Petruzella
#2 PLC Programming using RSLogix 500: Basic Concepts of Ladder Logic Programming! (Volume 1) by Gary D. Anderson
#3 Learning RSLogix 5000 Programming: Building PLC solutions with Rockwell Automation and RSLogix 5000 by Austin Scott
#4 PLC Programming Using RSLogix 500: Advanced Programming Concepts! (Volume 2) by Gary D. Anderson
#5 PLC Programming Using RSLogix 500: Ladder Logic Diagnostics & Troubleshooting! (Volume 3) by Gary D. Anderson
#6 An Industrial Automation: Industrial PLC Programming & Network System Basics (Series) by Ragunath Ram