PLC Basics Second Edition

PLC Basics Second Edition

In this course you’ll learn everything you need to know to use and program PLCs

Instructor: Shawn Tierney


Course Overview:

In this updated course designed for those new to PLCs, students will learn how to setup, use, and program Allen-Bradley PLCs using RSLogix.


What you will learn:

  • What a PLC is
  • Styles and Types of PLCs
  • Numbering Systems and Data Types
  • Ladder Logic and PLC Software
  • Setup Communications
  • Creating and Running Programs
  • Sensing, Timing, Counting, and more

Who should take this course:

Anyone who would like to learn how to use and program a Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC.)


What is required to follow along:

If you would like to follow along with the instructor, you will need a personal computer running Microsoft Windows XP or 7 to run the free software used in this course.

And while the instructor demonstrates how to download the free programming, communications, and emulation software used, he cannot guarantee that students in every part of the world will have access to Rockwell’s downloads.



What is included with the course:

To see what is included with this course please see the enrollment options.


Lessons

  • Video Lesson 01: PLC Basics, Second Edition (01m 22s)
  • Video Lesson 02: PLC Hardware Intro (00m 30s)
  • Video Lesson 03: What is a PLC? (01m 29s)
  • Video Lesson 04: Where are PLCs used? (01m 41s)
  • Video Lesson 05: Anatomy of a PLC (01m 05s)
  • Video Lesson 06: Hardware Styles and Types (04m 23s)
  • Video Lesson 07: Common Inputs and Outputs (01m 24s)
  • Video Lesson 08: PLCs used in this course (02m 17s)
  • Video Lesson 09: MicroLogix Hardware Tour (14m 51s)
  • Video Lesson 10: Programming Cables (13m 11s)
  • Video Lesson 11: Manuals and Docs (03m 20s)
  • Video Lesson 12: Numbers and Data Intro (00m 35s)
  • Video Lesson 13: Numeral Systems (03m 34s)
  • Video Lesson 14: Types of Numbers (01m 31s)
  • Video Lesson 15: Units of Digital Info (01m 19s)
  • Video Lesson 16: Data Types (04m 25s)
  • Video Lesson 17: Ladder Logic Intro (00m 19s)
  • Video Lesson 18: Ladder Logic, Continuity, Scan (10m 55s)
  • Video Lesson 19: Download and Setup Intro (00m 32s)
  • Video Lesson 20: Free PLC Software (02m 59s)
  • Video Lesson 21: Installing Software (03m 19s)
  • Video Lesson 22: Software Basics (03m 27s)
  • Video Lesson 23: PLC Memory (03m 57s)
  • Video Lesson 24: Emulate, RSLinx, Go Online (06m 02s)
  • Video Lesson 25: Serial Comms (04m 12s)
  • Video Lesson 26: Ethernet Comms (08m 58s)
  • Video Lesson 27: PLC Programming Intro (01m 10s)
  • Video Lesson 28: Basic Bit Instructions (11m 38s)
  • Video Lesson 29: Simple Motor Control (21m 09s)
  • Video Lesson 30: Run, Stop Indication (07m 21s)
  • Video Lesson 31: Bin Full Detection (05m 49s)
  • Video Lesson 32: Troubleshooting (10m 32s)
  • Video Lesson 33: Intro to Timers (13m 32s)
  • Video Lesson 34: Sense Jam, No parts (13m 12s)
  • Video Lesson 35: Elapsed Run Time (07m 21s)
  • Video Lesson 36: Delay Time (05m 17s)
  • Video Lesson 37: Timers Extra Credit (07m 21s)
  • Video Lesson 38: Intro to Counters (06m 26s)
  • Video Lesson 39: Part Counting (07m 33s)
  • Video Lesson 40: Copy Part Counts (09m 49s)
  • Video Lesson 41: Conditional Reset (08m 00s)
  • Video Lesson 42: Creating a Clock (08m 38s)
  • Video Lesson 43: ADD and SUB (11m 27s)
  • Video Lesson 44: MUL and DIV (05m 58s)
  • Video Lesson 45: GRT and LES (10m 40s)
  • Video Lesson 46: Final Lesson (03m 33s)
  • Video Appendix A: Parts Used (07m 14s)

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Learn everything you need to know to start using and programming PLCs!
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Online Support
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About the Instructor

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Shawn Tierney

Automation Blogger, Instructor, and Programmer at Insights In Automation
My name is Shawn Tierney from The Automation Blog, and I love sharing what I've learned about automation products with others.

I spent my first twenty five years in the automation business working as a Rockwell Automation Distributor Specialist helping electricians, technicians, and controls engineers implement automation solutions using Allen-Bradley PLCs, PACs, and HMIs, as well as Rockwell Software SCADA and MES products.

These days I'm self-employed as an automation educator, programmer, and consultant. And I'm also the author of the internet's most popular independent automation blog, The Automation Blog dot com, where I enjoy discussing automation products and challenges with people from around the world.
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