PLC Basics: Ladder Logic
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PLC Basics: Ladder Logic

Learn how to read and understand the function of ladder logic
4.3 (30 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.
440 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2015
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Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Read Ladder Logic and understand basic functions
  • Fault find programs written in ladder logic
  • Spot incorrect use of ladder logic operators
  • Differentiate between different data types in PLC's
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Requirements
  • Students will need a basic understanding of relay logic.
Description

This course in Ladder Logic Basics covers, Boolean operators, data types and set points, timers and counters. There are screen shots, videos, quizzes and slide shows of ladder diagrams along the way that help you learn through practice, more than through reading. It's fun, practical and at times almost feels like a puzzle that you just have to solve!

If you are interested in PLC programming as a career or if you simply want to know more about the machine that you work with everyday this is the course for you.

The course will take about 2 hours to complete and after that you will be more than capable in the language we call ladder logic.

You should take this course if:

- you want to further you career as an engineer

- you want to further you career as an electrician

- you want to understand the PLC's that you wire at work

- you want to stay up to date with modern technology.

PLC's are used in just about everything electrical these days, including things like traffic lights, home automation systems, water distribution (for your whole city), power generation (for your whole country) and smaller things like temperature and humidity control in Macadamia Curing factories.

Get with the times and get in the loop with ladder logics.

Who is the target audience?
  • Technicians, Electricians, Students that want to learn how to read ladder logic as used in PLC's
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Boolean Operators
4 Lectures 04:19


Boolean Examples: Basic Boolean operators
14 questions

Advanced Boolean Operators
3 pages

In this video I push the start button for a few seconds and the start coil energizes as soon as I push the button.

I then push the stop button and the coil only resets when I release the button.

Preview 01:59
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Data Types
1 Lecture 00:00
DINT, INT, Boolean and Real Values
5 pages

DINT, INT, Boolean and Real Values
5 questions
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Set Points and Limits
2 Lectures 05:43
Set Points and Limits
6 pages


Set Points and Limits
20 questions
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Timers and Counters
5 Lectures 12:50
Timers
3 pages

Timer Video Walkthrough
06:30

Delay OFF Example Video
02:34

Timers
8 questions

Counters
4 pages

Counter Video Walkthrough
03:46

Counters
8 questions
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Test your knowledge at a new level
6 Lectures 14:49
Examples of Programs
00:35

Sequence Start Program Example
03:08

Interlocking Program Example (Basic)
02:38

Interlocking Program Example (Intermediate)
03:24

Counters Example
04:32

Lets test your Ladder Logic Lingo
15 questions

What's Next?
00:31
About the Instructor
Armin van der Walt
4.3 Average rating
30 Reviews
452 Students
2 Courses
PLC Programmer

I'm a PLC programmer who has worked on Multi Million Dollar projects in South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland. The projects range from water distribution, waste water, macadamia curing, irrigation systems, 20MW Turbines and the like. I absolutely love sharing what I know and I thrive on seeing others prosper through any knowledge and encouragement I can provide.