PLC Progression - Level 6 (Lifetime Access)

PLC Progression - Level 6 (Lifetime Access)

Are you looking for a way to sharpen those PLC Programming skills? Well, look no further as we got you covered. This is our sixth set of tutorials in our PLC Programming training series.

If you have used our five previous courses, you know that we are offering you a foundation of skills that are essential in advancing your career. If you have not and are looking to obtain the skills needed to acquire a position as an Automation and Controls Engineer, make your way to the beginning of this series and begin your instruction with our easy and logical learning informational videos.

Here is a recap of the lessons offered within our first five sets of tutorials.
Series one helped to familiarize you with the basics of PLC Control Systems. These lessons contained information about hardware, including power supplies and how the processor functions. Also within this series we discussed memory types, modules and their LED status lights, different I/O types and their configuration.
Series two jumped right into getting you started with your first program. We detailed addressing and then using many different instructions including flip flops, positive and negative edge detections, latched versus momentary, and many more. We wrote some basic code for may be used for many common control functions.
Series three delved deeper into programming while writing code using different timer types, “two handed control”, counters, normally opened and normally closed contacts and much, much more. The lessons then introduced you to V13 of step 7. We talk about installation requirements, creating projects, hardware configuration, and writing programs in the new software version.

Series four had us discussing comparator instructions and the differences between the many data types. We wrote programs that energized an output when multiple inputs are true at once, another that will be of benefit when extended timing is needed. We worked with some math instructions, conversion instructions, code that alarms when a sensor is out of range. We explained Decimal, Binary, and BCD numbers, and finished with a work around for the counter maximum count restriction.

Series five had you working with a new programming environment called Factory I/O. Within that 3D environment, we had a miniseries of lessons on part counting. We worked with converting an integer value to a real value, rounding a number, converting a real value to an integer value, using the move instruction, and controlling multiple outputs with a single switch.

Series six continues where five left off. We start with the powerful Shift instruction. First up is the shift right integer, followed by shift right double integer. When then work with the shift right word and double word instructions. Using the shift instruction, we have a miniseries about turning on PLC outputs in a sequential order. After the shift rights, we move on to shift lefts and finally the rotate word instructions.

We then introduce you to logic gates. These are the AND, OR, XOR, and INVERT instructions in PLC programming. We write some word logic operations code, use the invert to change the sign of a value, demonstrate data masking, and finally, compare analog signals using the XOR instruction.

If you missed any of these series, be sure to go back and purchase those in order to further your understanding of the PLC Programming concepts we have discussed.

Purchase this and/or past series now to assist you in gaining that knowledge needed as you seek a career as a PLC Programmer.

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PLC Progression - Level 6 (Lifetime Access)

22 Videos

  • 170. Shift Right Integer – Part 1

    In this lesson we are going to discuss one of the instructions that are in the Basic or Main instruction set, in a folder named shift and rotate.

    We will do a little work with the instruction called Shift Right. This can be a useful instruction for creating/incrementing sequences and the like...

  • 171. Shift Right Integer – Part 2

    When you're creating or incrementing sequences, it's good to understand what happens to the bits in a shift right instruction so that you know how it can be applied to your project. In this lesson we're going to take a look at the numbers we use with the shift right instruction, and how those val...

  • 172. Shift Right Integer – Part 3

    So we've learned about the shift right instruction and how it handles integers. If the integer range is -32,768 to 32,767, then what happens if we want to use the shift right instruction for a number outside of that range?

    In this lesson, we'll uncover how the shift right instruction can be u...

  • 173. Shift Right Double Integer

    We now know how the shift right instruction works for integers and double integers. What about words or double words? The shift right instruction operates slightly different when handling word or double word values as compared to integers or double integers.

    In this lesson we'll compare the s...

  • 174. Shift Right Word and Double Word

    We now know how the shift right instruction works for integers and double integers. What about words or double words? The shift right instruction operates slightly different when handling word or double word values as compared to integers or double integers.

    In this lesson we'll compare the s...

  • 175. Turning on PLC Outputs in Sequential Order – Part 1

    In previous lessons we’ve discussed instructions that are in the folder called shift and rotate. In a continuation of that training, this lesson goes into some more detail about the shift instruction. One useful application for this shift instruction is to create different patterns of turning on ...

  • 176. Turning on PLC Outputs in Sequential Order – Part 2

    In the previous lesson we’ve discussed the sequence in which the lamps will light using a shift instruction. In this lesson we are going to write the logic to make the lamps turn on sequentially as well as turn all of them off at the same time with the press of the stop switch. After we have writ...

  • 177. Turning on PLC Outputs in Sequential Order – Part 3

    In a continuation of instruction training for the shift instruction located in the folder called shift and rotate, this lesson continues from the previous lesson where we had written some code but found that it didn’t quite function as we wanted. We pressed the S1 button and the first lamp turned...

  • 178. Turning on PLC Outputs in Sequential Order – Part 4

    In this lesson we continue working with the shift instruction located in the folder called shift and rotate. In the previous lesson we found a solution to our problem that was turning on the first lamp as we expected however, the remaining lamps turned on at once with the press of the S2 switch. ...

  • 179. Turning on PLC Outputs in Sequential Order – Part 5

    In the previous lesson we discussed how we can use the shift instruction to allow us to turn lamps on in sequential order. In continuation of that training this lesson will go into how we can use the shift right instruction to allow us to turn our lamps on in a different pattern. One useful appli...

  • 180. Turning on PLC Outputs in Sequential Order – Part 6

    In the previous lesson we discussed how we can use the shift right instruction to allow us to turn our lamp on one position at a time. In continuation of that training this lesson will continue with how we use the shift right instruction as well as some common mistakes that can be made while tryi...

  • 181. Shift Left Word and Double Word – Part 1

    In the previous lessons you learned all the ins and outs of the shift right instruction. In this lesson we will see how we can use the shift left instruction and see that the shift left instruction works the exact same way of the shift right instruction however the bits are shifted to the left in...

  • 182. Shift Left Word and Double Word – Part 2

    In the previous lessons you learned that when you use the shift right instruction for integers or double integers, the instruction works like a divide function. In this lesson we will see how the shift left instruction works more like a multiply function and how you can easily figure out what the...

  • 183. Turning on PLC Outputs in Sequential Order using the SHL Instruction

    In the previous lesson titled Shift Left Word and Double Word Part 2 we discussed how we can use the Shift Left Word and Double Word instruction and how this instruction works more like a multiply instruction. In this video we will become familiar with how to turn on PLC outputs in sequential o...

  • 184. Rotate Right Double Word

    In addition to the shift instructions we also have the rotate right and rotate left instructions in this folder.
    The rotate right instruction works by rotating bits to the right according to the value entered in the IN input by whatever bit you define for it located in the N input.
    Unlike the...

  • 185. Rotate Left Double Word

    The rotate left instruction works in the exact opposite way of the rotate right instruction.

  • 186. Introduction to Logic Gates in PLC Programming

    In this lesson we are going to discuss logic gates. If you don’t know how logic gates work, watching this lesson will explain that for you. If you are familiar logic gates, we will run through a quick refresher explaining the four types of gates. Those types are AND, OR, XOR or Exclusive OR, and ...

  • 187. Introduction to Word Logic Operations in PLC Programming - Part 1

    In this lesson, we are continuing with our logic gate functions. We are going to be using instructions within the Word Logic Operations folder. We will be writing some code for an AND instruction that is going to compare two inputs and put the result in an output. We will see that the input data ...

  • 188. Introduction to Word Logic Operations in PLC Programming – Part 2

    In the first lesson, Introduction to Logic Gates in PLC Programming, we reacquainted you with AND, OR, XOR, and Invert logic gates. In Part 1 of this course, we started working with the AND instruction located in the Word Logic Operations folder and wrote some code for that instruction. In this l...

  • 189. How to Use the INVERT Instruction to Change the Sign of a Value

    In the previous lessons, we worked with the Logic instructions of AND, OR, XOR, and Invert. We worked with the Invert instruction specifically with a data type that caused the logic to compare the input, bit by bit, and invert the result to the corresponding output bit. In this lesson, we will co...

  • 190. How to Use Data Masking in PLC Programming

    In previous lessons, we’ve been working with the Logic instructions of AND, OR, XOR, and Invert. In this lesson, we are going to continue to work with the AND instruction to show you how to Mask or allow/prevent parts of an input to pass through your logic. For instance, when you are on a website...

  • 191. How to Compare Analog Signals Using XOR Instruction

    In a continuation of previous lessons where we’ve been working with the Logic instructions of AND, OR, XOR, and Invert, this lesson will go into some detail about comparing values using the XOR instruction. We will be determining if two values are identical and if they are not, we will need to ac...