Learn PLC basics EASY!
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Learn PLC basics EASY!

Enter the world of industrial automation with this introductory course to Programmable Logic Controllers
4.2 (49 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
680 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2014
English
Price: $30
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand and select a basic PLC hardware configuration in a typical industrial system
Understand the basic software elements that a PLC uses in industrial automation
Identify and select the best PLC programming language for an automation project.
Master the basic elements that a PLC uses for digital control, including both discrete and analogue signals.
Understand and identify the elementary elements of debugging and advanced control that a PLC uses for debugging and error prevention.
Understand the basic 5S methodology and how to implement it in PLC programming for industrial automation.
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Requirements
  • All you need is to be interested in Industrial Automation!
Description

What you are going to learn within the next almost 2 hours of my course, which I really hope that you will enjoy, is to demystify the world of PLCs, by examining step by step the basic parts that comprise a modern Programmable Logic Controller.

To be more precise, we are going to start with a small glimpse of the birth of PLC, then we will take a look at the “heart” of a PLC, see what are the basic staff that a PLC is made of, and later on we will examine PLC’s mind, in order to “capture” the key elements inside PLC programming languages and IEC 61131-3 standard...

Finally when we finish this course above all I hope that you will know what is neccessary to be able to start implementing a 5S methodology in PLC programming.

What i have learned from all my years of experience is, that it doesn’t matter if you are an electrician, an academic, or an IT programmer…

What really makes the difference is, having someone to show you the easiest way, on how to be clear and methodical….since after all “PLC is for everyone!!”

Who is the target audience?
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Engineering Students
  • Engineers
  • Technologists
  • Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Industrial Users
  • Students
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction - Why follow this course?
1 Lecture 02:33

In this lecture we will have a chance to be introduced, and also you can have a glimpse of what to expect from this course.

Preview 02:33
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PLC? what is that?
3 Lectures 14:07

In this lecture we will discover PLC, it's purpose and functionality,so when completing you will know what is a PLC, what are the advantages of this technology, and where it is used in industrial automation and beyond!

Why PLC?
05:21

In this lecture we will discover the 2 dominant technologies in industrial automation, wired and programable technology, their purpose and functionalities, so when completing you will know what are the advantages of programming a PLC, and why it is used so widely today!

To Program or not to Program?
04:37

In this lecture we will take a look at the birth of PLC, and when completing you will know how PLC started conquering industrial automation!

A little bit of history...
04:09
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Let's begin with PLC basics!
3 Lectures 23:43

In this lecture we will discover PLC's heart, most widely known as hardware, so when completing you will know the basic hardware parts that comprise a PLC configuration in a typical industrial system.

Hardware elementary...
06:36

In this lecture we will take a look at PLC's mind, in to the basic software elements that a PLC uses, so when completing you will know what are the programming languages commonly used in industrial automation based in IEC 61131-3 standard!

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Software maze?
10:49

In this lecture we will take a look in the primary element of digital control, the Bit, as well as in the advanced element of digital control, the Word. When completing you will know the basic principles that a PLC uses for discrete and analogue signals.

Preview 06:18

In this quiz we'll see how well you were paying attention in the previous Section, regarding digital control elements, so when completing you will be sure that you master these key chapters of PLC programming.

Word, bit, or what??
5 questions
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Programming Languages
5 Lectures 47:19

In this lecture we will discover Ladder Logic, probably the most widely used programming language in industrial automation, so when completing you will know the basic elements that comprise this programming language.

What is Ladder Diagram?
16:45

In this lecture we will discover Instruction List, probably the lowest level programming language in industrial automation, so when completing you will know the basic elements that comprise this programming language.

What is Instruction List?
06:27

In this lecture we will discover Function Block, probably the simplest programming language in industrial automation, so when completing you will know the basic elements that comprise this programming language.

What is Function Block Diagram?
06:14

In this lecture we will discover Structured Text, probably the most advanced programming language in industrial automation, so when completing you will know the basic elements that comprise this programming language.

What is Structured Text?
08:20

In this lecture we will discover Sequential Function Chart, probably the only programming language in industrial automation which is not really "a language on it's own", so when completing you will know the basic elements that comprise this programming language.

What is Sequential Function Chart?
09:33

In this quiz we'll see how well you were paying attention in the previous Section, regarding programming languages, so when completing you will be sure that you understood the basic features & differences of the 5 dominant PLC programming languages.

Choosing a PLC programming language...
4 questions
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Conclusion - Systems Go!!
2 Lectures 13:55

In this lecture we will take a look in the basic methodology of PLC programming, by following the 5S rule, so when completing you will know how to implement 5S methodology with PLC in industrial automation.

Following the 5S rule!!
11:00

In this lecture we will have a final short look at what we have learned in this course and how we can proceed in the future, so when completing you will know the P.L.C. basics and also where to get supplementary resources in order to implement P.L.C. technology in industrial automation.

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About the Instructor
Christos Papazacharias
4.2 Average rating
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887 Students
2 Courses
Industrial Automation Marketing Manager - Author

Seasoned technology and business leader with successful track record of delivering exceptional results. 15 years of experience in industrial automation and more than six in product management, product marketing management and audience marketing to various partner channels (SI, OEMs, DO, etc), customer segments (F&B and WWW) and audiences (Electricians, Automation Engineers, Students, Business Owners and Business Decision Makers).

Technology & advertising thought leader with various speaking engagements with press, bloggers and influencer communities in industry events, seminars, press briefings, authoring, social media and blogs.

P&L management responsibilities for the industry business, managing score-cards across different teams between headquarters and the field.

Experience in building and leading teams to deliver exceptional results thru motivation, clear guidance, commitment setting and establishing regular check-points to insure swift execution.

Work-daily with teams to build exceptional campaigns that improve customer satisfaction, simplify work-flows and increase revenue via clear KPI’s and concrete results.

Industrial automation engineer with knowledge from Information Technologies to Industrial Automation.

Experienced with project design, development & commissioning, product & application technical support, training & consulting services with international environment.