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PLC Programming Course Online Free

Learn about the Programmable logic controllers using the free online PLC programming training course.

In this PLC course, the following lessons available:

  • PLC Overview
  • Input-Output Section
  • Processor Unit
  • Programming Devices
  • Memory Organization
  • Ladder Diagrams
  • Number Systems
  • Relay Instructions
  • Basics of Programming
  • Counters
  • Timers
  • Professionalism

Update: We moved the course files from instrumentation tools to Automation Community.

PLC Programming Course Online Free

PLC Programming Course Online Free

Requirements:

  • Laptop or Computer
  • Mobile: Not Recommended
  • Good Internet Connection

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PLC Overview

Provide the student with an overview of Programmable Logic Controllers.

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Learn PLC Overview

The learner will:

  • Define terms commonly used with a Programmable Logical Controller
  • Identify and define the four major components of the PLC.
  • Explain RELAY LADDER LOGIC
  • Summarize a brief history of the PLC.
  • Compare the differences between a PLC and a PC
  • Define the term “real world”
  • Define the term “discrete”
  • Explain the Advantages of utilizing a PLC.
  • Explain the purpose of the power supply.
  • Define the interface.
  • Give a brief overview of how PLCs are networked.
  • Provide examples of how the PLC is integrated into process control and automated control systems.
  • Provide an overview of interfacing instrumentation with the PLC

Input-Output Section

The I/O (Input/Output) section of the PLC is the part of the unit that all external devices are connected. The I/O section communicates between the I/O sections and the CPU to carry out programmed functions. A typical PLC has several I/O sections that allow for a variety of functions to be controlled. We will distinguish between the input and output sections later in this module.

Part – 1

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Learn PLC Input-Output – 1

The learner will be able to:

  • Define the I/O section of the PLC
  • Explain the two categories of I/O
  • Define the term “chassis”
  • Describe discrete I/O modules
  • Explain and differentiate AC and DC discrete input modules

Part – 2

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Learn PLC Input-Output – 2

The learner will be able to:

  • Explain and differentiate AC and DC discrete output modules
  • Provide an overview of DC Output modules
  • List attributes of other discrete modules
  • Explain analog I/O modules
  • Outline chassis installation considerations

Processor Unit

Provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the functions and characteristics of a Processor Unit and the important terms associated.

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Learn PLC Processor Unit

The learner will be able to:

  • Summarize what comprises the processor unit
  • Explain the main function of the processor
  • Define the processor “self-diagnostic” test
  • Explain a typical processor scan.
  • Analyze scan time
  • Provide an overview of the memory section
  • List considerations for using back-up batteries
  • Identify various memory types
  • Define and elaborate on the importance of guarding against ESD
  • Given the specific situation estimate the memory size.
  • Specify the need and method for memory expansions
  • Diagram memory structure

Programming Devices

Explain and comprehend programming devices, advancements made over the years, and the advantages of different programming.

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Learn Programming Devices

The learner will be able to:

  • Define programming device
  • Compare the various programming devices available
  • Recognize the advancements made in how a PLC is programmed over the years
  • Spell out the advantages of programming and monitoring PLCs remotely from a centrally located PC.

Memory Organization

Provide students with an overview that helps the student understand how memory organization is used in the PLC.

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Learn PLC Memory Organization

The learner will be able to:

  • Detail bits and words.
  • Detail the relationship between a logical and a physical address.
  • Detail the structure of a typical PLC-5 address format.
  • Define the term “rack”.

Ladder Diagrams

Provide students with an overview of ladder diagrams in the PLC.

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Learn Ladder Diagrams

The learner will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of wiring diagrams and ladder diagrams.
  • Explain relay ladder logic.
  • Construct a conversion of line diagrams to relay ladder logic.

Number Systems

Provide students with an overview of the different types of numbering systems associated with PLC’s.

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Learn Number Systems

The learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate using Decimal systems
  • Demonstrate using Binary systems
  • Demonstrate using Octal systems
  • Demonstrate using Hexadecimal systems
  • Contrast the differences from the above numbering systems in PLC programming

Relay Instructions

Provide students with an overview and comprehension of how the relay instructions are used with the PLC.

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Learn Relay Instructions

The learner will be able to:

  • Construct basic PLC programming instructions
  • Identify and define XIC and XIO
  • Compose output instructions
  • Identify and interpret Timers and Counters
  • Interpret internal instructions

Basics of Programming

Provide students with an overview of how to program the PLC using the personal computer and the associated software.

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Learn the Basics of Programming

The learner will be able to:

  • Identify and define PLC simulation Software
  • Develop and compose PLC programs
  • Download and test PLC programs

Counters

Provide the student with an overview of Counters.

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Learn PLC Counters

The learner will be able to:

  • Define terms commonly used with a PLC Counter.
  • Identify and define the basic PLC Counters.
  • Compare the differences between an Up-Counter and Down-Counter.
  • Explain the Advantages of utilizing a PLC Counter.
  • Explain the purpose of a PLC Counter.
  • Provide examples of how the PLC Counters are integrated into process control and automated control systems.

Timers

Provide the student with an overview of Timers.

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Learn PLC Timers

The learner will be able to:

  • Define terms commonly used with a PLC Timer.
  • Identify and define the basic PLC Timers.
  • Compare the differences between a TON and a TOF PLC Timers.
  • Explain the Advantages of utilizing a PLC Timer.
  • Explain the purpose of a PLC Timer.
  • Provide examples of how the PLC Timers are integrated into process control and automated control systems.

Professionalism

To provide students with an overview of professionalism in the workplace.

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Learn Professionalism

The learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism throughout this course and all courses in this program.
  • Demonstrate safety and good housekeeping in a lab setting.
  • Report any unsafe situations or behavior.
  • Demonstrate proper use of test/calibration equipment.
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills along with following procedures and directions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to listen and provide or receive constructive feedback.

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6 comments

Tamura July 14, 2020 at 2:37 pm

Best PLC course ever. Very good to learn the programmable logic controller basics.

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SASANKA RAKSHIT July 15, 2020 at 12:54 pm

How to join?

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S Bharadwaj Reddy July 15, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Update: Click on the above link to go to AutomationCommunity.com and join the free course.

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SHANTHI July 17, 2020 at 3:55 pm

How to join this course

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KINGSLEY EKECHI July 18, 2020 at 4:56 pm

GREAT WORK REDDY , YOU ARE GOOD

I WILL FOLLOW YOUR INSTRUCTION TO LEARN PLC

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Israel Bushi July 18, 2020 at 5:13 am

NEW TO plc PROGRAMMING

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