PLC Basics Standard Online Course


In this standard course new users will learn everything they need to know to setup, use, and program Programmable Logic Controllers, including:
– What a PLC is, and the different styles and types they come in
– Understanding Numbering Systems, Data Types, and Ladder Logic Programs
– How to download and use the free RSLogix PLC Software, and setup RSLinx
– How to create, download, & test programs and motor control
– And more! (click here for full details)



PLC Basics, Standard Edition is designed for those students who have basic electrical knowledge and would like to learn how to setup, program, and troubleshoot PLCs. The specific PLCs covered in this course include the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000 and 1100, both of which can be programmed using the free RSLogix Micro Starter Lite software.

Instructor: Shawn Tierney

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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
  • What Ladder Logic is and how it works
  • How to setup Serial and Ethernet Communications
  • Creating, Testing, and Troubleshooting MicroLogix Programs in RSLogix
  • How to integrate Push Buttons, Pilots Lights, Motors and Photo Eyes with PLC Logic
  • How to use PLCs in a Motor Control and Part Sensing applications

NOTE: Are you looking for a course that covers basic and advanced topics? If you are, check out “PLC Basics Extended Second Edition” which also includes free course updates, a second copy of all the lessons for offline viewing on mobile devices, and a copy of all The Automation Minute episodes on the same subject.

Who should take this course:

Anyone with basic electrical knowledge who would like to learn how to use, program, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs.)

What is required to follow along and complete the exercises and hands-on labs:

  • A Windows 7, 8, or 10 PC with Ethernet or USB port
  • An internet connection to download the free programming software
  • A MicroLogix 1000 and a “USB to Mini-Din” programming cable, and a USB port on PC
  • Or a MicroLogix 1100 and a standard Ethernet cable, and Ethernet Port on PC

Sample Lesson

This lesson covers the benefits of the PLCs used in this course, chief among them is free programming and emulation software.



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