Introduction to PLC's [Programmable Logic Controllers]

This course is a basic introduction to the world of Programmable Logic Controllers.
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 35 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

This course is a basic introduction to the world of Programmable Logic Controllers. Specifically, this course introduces the use of the PIB [PLC-in-A-Box] and the Allen Bradley Micro_Logix 1000 controller and associated hardware and software.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Intro to the PIB

Chapter 2: Setting Drivers for the PIB

Chapter 3: Verifying Communication with the PIB

Chapter 4: The PIB Software Overview

Chapter 5: Selecting the PIB Processor

Chapter 6: The PIB Basic Commands Library

Chapter 7: The PIB Software Data Files

Chapter 8: The PIB First Project

Chapter 9: Documenting the First PIB Project

Chapter 10: Testing the First PIB Project

What are the requirements?

  • Reading, and understanding English
  • Programming and Communication Software (RSLogix and RSLinx)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand PLC's basic arquitecture
  • Utilize Basic PLC's Programming Software
  • Identify PLC's Harware and Components

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in learning the basics of Programmable Logic Controllers

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Section 1: An Overview of the PIB System

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PIB System Overview
PIB Hardware Overview
PIB Software Overview
PIB Communications
PIB Basic Programming
PIB Summary

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Instructor Biography

EDS. Oscar A. Rodriguez, College Professor & STEM Int'l Consultant

Oscar “Dr.O” Rodriguez's academic credentials include a combination of international teaching and consulting in engineering and technology. He holds undergraduate degrees in engineering technology (electronics, robotics and instrumentation), a Master's of science in electronics & computers, a Specialist and doctoral degree in instructional systems and technology management. Additionally Dr. Rodriguez holds various technical professional certifications in electronics manufacturing, advanced manufacturing technologies, fiber optics, renewable energy, and robotics.

Dr. Rodriguez's background and interest includes: Mechatronics Engineering--Electronics Automation Systems and Robotics--Distance, Online and Computer Aided Engineering Education--International Technology Transfer and Workforce Development--K-16 Engineering and Technology Education.

He has taught engineering and technology for almost 15 years both at corporate sites and college campuses on both cases using a variety of instructional methods including online and distance as well as computer assisted techniques. Additionally he has developed and implemented numerous STEM projects in the U.S. and Latin America.

Dr. Rodriguez loves teaching and learning, it is a great way to share with others and keep himself committed to lifelong learning.

He looks forward to serving and sharing with many lifelong learners!


Biografía del Instructor

Las credenciales académicas de Oscar “Dr.O” Rodriguez incluyen una combinación de experiencia docente y de consultoría internacional en ingeniería y tecnología. Él tiene títulos de pregrado y postgrado en electrónica, robótica, computación e instrumentación, especialista y doctorado en tecnologías educativas. Además el Dr. Rodriguez posee varias certificaciones técnicas en manufactura electrónica, tecnologías de la manufactura moderna, fibras ópticas, energía renovable y robótica.

El Dr. Rodriguez realiza investigación en ingeniería mecatrónica, automatización y robótica, educación a distancia y en línea, transferencia tecnológica, desarrollo de la fuerza de trabajo y educación en las ingenierías y tecnologías.

Con más de 15 años de experiencia combinada en la docencia y la industria, en distintas organizaciones corporativas, también habiendo utilizado diversidad de métodos modernos de instrucción, y habiendo implementado numerosos proyectos en Norte America y América Latina, el Dr. Rodriguez está aquí para ensenar y aprender con aquellos comprometidos con el aprendizaje continuo.

El espera servir y compartir con todos aquellos que están dispuestos aprender continuamente!

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