Learn Structured Ladder Diagram Progamming
What you'll learn
- The 61131-3 standard has Five languages. One of these languages is SFC . SFC is great for programming sequences. But all PLCs do not support SFC.
- All machinery has some type of sequence it performs. You will learn how to implement this sequence in LD, regardless of PLC manufacture or if SFC is supported.
- Learn how to program any vendor's PLC with a structured approach. No more "seat of the pants" or "trial and error" programming.
- Your programs will be maintainable by the 3rd Shift Electronics Technician, no more middle of the night support calls.
- See this technique used on several different PLCs. Along with virtual Plant environments and Simulators.
- Learn where to get a recommended toolset for <$300 ( Most vendors charge > $3000 for training, and you don't get a toolset when you leave)
- Not reaLearn where to get absolutely free PLC programming tools that can be used to learn the Structured Ladder Programming technique taught in this course.
- It is assumed that students have previous PLC experience. This course is not for beginners.
- Students will be familiar with Ladder Diagram Programming.
There are plenty of courses that will teach you the basics of using and programming PLCs. This course will show you a structured technique that will make your programs robust, readable, and easily maintained by the technicians who will be supporting them. No more support calls at 3:00 am.
Since the PLC's inception to replace Relay Logic Panels and to allow Electricians and Technicians to program them with a familiar interface, Ladder Diagram has been the de facto in the U.S.A. PLCs using sequential logic allow the manufacture of just about any product you purchase in the supermarket.
Using this technique. You will learn to design solutions by use of converting a graphical structured approach to Ladder Diagram that Electricians and Technicians are familiar with.
Who this course is for:
- Electrical Technicians and Engineers.
- Electrical Tech or Engineering Students
- Process Control Technicians and Engineers
- Process or Automation Engineers
- PLC Programmers
I am approaching 40 years in the Controls Engineering field with 20+ of those years being in the Pulp and Paper Industry. I consider myself fortunate to have chosen such a challenging and rewarding career that is ever changing and requires constant learning to keep up. I started out as an Industrial Electrician and progressed to a Controls System Support Engineer, and now as an Instructor at a major University. All without having an accredited degree in Engineering. This was accomplished by constant learning, self study, and perseverance. I have ran conduit, pulled wire, built electrical panels, performed electronics board level repair, experienced a rubber batching process converted to mainframe computer control from single boolean logic modules, programmed and maintained several major vendor's PLCs, worked with embedded microprocessor controls, learned and programmed in multiple programming languages (to include C, PASCAL, Delphi, PowerBuilder, Python, Visual Basic to name a few), worked with Relational Databases (to include ORACLE, Microsoft SQL Server, Interbase, DBase, Paradox, MySQL, and Microsoft Access), DCS Configuration for Bailey Infi 90 and Emerson DeltaV, HMI configuration for Wonderware, RsView, Panel Views, and iFix, managed vendor selection for DCS Upgrade, managed standards development for using Object Based Class Libraries in an IT role as well as Class Based control standards for Emerson DeltaV, been the primary DCS Engineer in implementing MPC Controls for supervisory control for Recovery/Recaust Area. In addition, I have worked without a Lost Time Accident all these years.