We’d like to introduce our fifth set of tutorials in our PLC Programming training series. Our easy learning approach is employed once again to assist you in your pursuit of becoming a PLC controls engineer.
We use a logical learning approach which we have perfected by pooling our vast knowledge about control system design and programming. We have many engineers with decades of combined experience in real world environments from which we draw the knowledge that is required to enable viewers to gain valuable PLC programming and control system skills.
In the first four series of this training program we got you familiar with the basics of PLC Control Systems, hardware, power supplies and how the processor functions. We also talked about memory types, modules and their LED status lights, different I/O types, configuration, addressing, flip flops, positive and negative edge detections, latched versus momentary, and many more instructions.
We discussed different timer types, discussed “two handed control”, and talked about V13 of step 7. We also discussed counters, normally opened and normally closed contacts, comparator instructions which are the equals, less than, greater than type instructions and then demonstrated the differences between the many data types, worked with extending timing, math, conversion instructions and much more.
In this fifth series we will introduce you to a new programming environment called Factory I/O and do several lessons in this factory environment. Within the Factory I/O environment, we’ll show you how you can simulate your program in 3D. We also have a miniseries of lessons on part counting with a retro-reflective sensor and in another lesson, we discuss how to convert an integer value to a real value. We will exhibit how to round a number, how to convert a real value to an integer value, using the move instruction, and controlling multiple outputs with a single switch.
We will talk about how you can manipulate a value in a single setpoint, vary a time value in a timer using a couple of different methods, resuming interrupted timing, and using a single switch to both start and stop a motor.
In our growing list tutorials, this is another installment of great programming examples where many may be used as good starting points from which to build on for future use.
This fifth series is a great tool for helping you to visually conceptualize your projects as well as help you hone your PLC programming skills. The Automation and Controls Engineer career could be just around the corner.
Advance your knowledge today by procuring this series and see how beneficial a simulated factory environment can be in furthering your understanding and expanding skill set.