Practical PLC Programming (PLC II)

This course will give an intermediate-level student the experience necessary to originate complex, logical solutions.
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  • Lectures 63
  • Length 8 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

As a PLC programmer, you will usually find yourself working alone, unsupported and with nobody to help you but Google.  Your boss or client will tell you what they need, and the only thing they want to hear from you is, "Here it is."  And when you deliver, it goes without saying that the expectation is - that it WORKS!

This is the course the acclimates you to the real world.  This isn't the classroom anymore; this is war!  You vs the PLC.

In this course, we hit the ground RUNNING. I designed this course to build upon the theoretical training students received in "PLC Programming from Scratch" by taking that knowledge (plus a few new pieces) and constructing original ladder logic applications to solve everyday, industrial problems.

Using the Rockwell software RSLogix 500, RSLinx and RSLogix 500 Emulate, you will be given various descriptions / specifications for programs and then expected to write each one from scratch.  After, I will walk everybody through my own approach to each problem step-by-step.  Lastly, we'll run each project on the emulator and debug as required before moving on to the next section.

This course is 100% practical!  It is expected and assumed that you got the theoretical in my previous PLC course, and as such, this course contains NO REFRESHERS.  This is all new material!  There ARE a few new instructions used in this course, and those will be properly introduced, but you should already know how to use blocks like XIC, XIO, OTE, ONS, SCP, JSR and etc..  Again - this is an INTERMEDIATE course.  It has a PREREQUISITE course before it.  Don't try to walk before you crawl and then get all sour and mad about it when you fall down.  

Let me be clear: you WILL struggle in this course.  That's the whole point.  My first PLC course has a lot of group hugs, hand-holding, warm bottles of milk and hippie drum circles all in a safe, friendly, positive learning environment.  This course is NOT like that.  This is boot camp.  This is you being thrown into the deep end of the swimming pool... with a shark.  If you want to get frustrated, wrack your brain trying to solve hard problems and learn what it's like being a PLC programmer - this is your course!  You'll come out of it better, faster and smarter.  If you're not ready for that yet, take my first course.

What are the requirements?

  • All software required for this course is available for free and links will be provided.
  • The only OPTIONAL tool we will use in this course which is not free is Microsoft Excel.
  • You should have already completed "PLC Programming from Scratch" before taking this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be both able and practiced at originating complex ladder logic applications.
  • The primary and overall objective of this course is to give an INTERMEDIATE PLC programming student, rigorous, practical experience in creating unguided, original ladder logic.
  • Students will build on the knowledge and understanding of PLC programming they got from "PLC Programming from Scratch" by using those instructions and environments and techniques to create real-world solutions to problems defined throughout this course.
  • Upon completion of this course, students will have the requisite skill set to translate a description of a process into a functioning logical solution.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is a follow-up to "PLC Programming from Scratch" and builds upon the knowledge and techniques imparted in that course with NO reviews or primers.
  • If you have not already completed my course titled "PLC Programming from Scratch", you are probably NOT ready for this one. If you have taken it but you've forgotten anything, it would behoove you to go back through it before taking this course.
  • This course assumes you already know the basic instruction set of RSLogix 500 and are ready to start programming.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Course Intro: Curriculum / Objectives
Preview
03:40
Software and Course Notes
Article
Contacting Your Instructor
Article
Student Project Repository
Article
Section 2: Intermediate Level Programming Instructions
Intro to Instructions: RTO, RES
Preview
06:52
Intro to Instructions: NEG, ABS
06:16
Intro to Instructions: RET, TND
10:09
Intro to Instructions: AND, OR, NOT, CLR
10:19
Intro to Instructions: AIC, ACI
04:12
Intro to Instructions: ASC, AEX
09:39
Intro to Instructions: ACN, ASR
06:23
New Instructions
4 questions
Section 3: Digital Control Logic
Project Specification
06:11
How I Built It (Part 1)
07:59
How I Built It (Part 2)
09:58
How I Built It (Part 3)
08:01
Ops Check
05:12
Section 4: Digital Filling Station
Project Specification
05:22
How I Built It (Part 1)
11:05
How I Built It (Part 2)
09:14
How I Built It (Part 3)
10:20
Ops Check (Part 1)
07:43
Ops Check (Part 2)
10:29
Section 5: Inventory Management
Project Specification
04:16
How I Built It (Part 1)
10:17
How I Built It (Part 2)
08:34
Ops Check
08:57
Section 6: Multiposition Servo Application
Project Specification
Preview
05:56
How I Built It (Part 1)
09:30
How I Built It (Part 2)
09:17
How I Built It (Part 3)
11:11
Ops Check
08:49
Section 7: Digital Rotameter
Project Specification
03:41
How I Built It
10:26
Ops Check
06:27
Section 8: Hourmeter
Project Specification
04:55
How I Built It
15:24
Ops Check
05:46
Section 9: Sensor Calibration
Project Specification
05:12
How I Built It (Part 1)
09:16
How I Built It (Part 2)
08:26
How I Built It (Part 3)
10:06
How I Built It (Part 4)
10:34
Ops Check (Part 1)
15:36
Ops Check (Part 2)
08:03
Section 10: PID Substitution Logic
Project Specification
04:09
How I Built It
12:51
Ops Check
14:44
Section 11: DDE Messaging
RSLinx Classic Required
Article
Project Specification
05:02
How I Built It (Part 1)
16:17
How I Built It (Part 2)
12:17
Ops Check
10:52
Section 12: Pump Protection
Project Specification
05:04
How I Built It (Part 1)
07:37
How I Built It (Part 2)
08:21
How I Built It (Part 3)
08:38
How I Built It (Part 4)
09:00
Ops Check
09:17
Section 13: Conclusion
Next Steps
03:10
Final Words
02:30
PLC Certified Programmers Alumni Group
Article
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Instructor Biography

Paul Lynn, Independent Consultant

My background includes industrial automation and mechanical design. By degree, I'm an MBA, however after a few years on the road full-time as a management consultant, I fell into and in love with engineering.

My PLC / HMI experience includes projects from $10k up to about $40m, primarily within the realm of chemical processing and filtration. I am competent in RSLogix 500, 5000, FactoryTalk, PanelView, Maple Systems, C-More, Productivity 3000 and Arduino.

From a mechanical perspective, I've designed most of the same systems I program. My competencies in this area include full design, 3D modeling and drafting of assembly and fabrication drawings in AutoCAD and / or Inventor. I've designed mobile systems that were built in shipping containers up to one that filled a two-story building.

Before engineering, I developed and implemented CI (Continuous Improvement) management systems in companies across America in various industries to include a military finance organization, a printing company, a mortgage bank, a candy factory (my personal favorite), a nuclear products manufacturer, a major producer of coiled aluminum and several more.

Apart from things professional, I'm heavy into RC (heli, planes, drones, buggies and rally cars) and I also dedicate time to studying and teaching the Scriptures on my own websites (vanityandlies / vanidadymentiras).

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