PLC Simulator Lab Course

This certificate course provides students with a practical understanding of logic ladder and PLC through the use of a software simulation package. 12 lessons and instructor support.
$175.00

PLC Simulator Lab Course
This course provides students with a practical understanding of logic ladder and PLC through the use of a software simulation package.

The software is called the LogixPro 500 Simulator and it emulates the Allen-Bradley PLC/SLC style of control logic. 

Learn ladder logic programming through a series of interactive labs by running industrial process equipment such as conveyors, batch mixing tanks, pumps and bottling plants. With the Allen-Bradley simulator lab, you’ll be able to execute real world projects on your PC. 

Upon completion of the course students will have a firm understanding of PLC programming, latches, logic functions, timers, sequencers, counters, controls & converters (ADC/DAC).

Course includes a certificate of completion, instructor support, access to the online exam center, study guide, PLC simulation software.

Course Objectives: 

Upon the completion of this course the student will be able to: 

1. Understand and program PLCs using a software simulation package
2. Simulate real world applications with various practical scenarios 
3. Analyze how PLCs & ladder logic work 
4. Troubleshoot applications when results do not meet expectations
5. Apply logic to problem statements before designing ladder logic circuits 

Lesson topics
Clock Hours: 195  

Latches

- List and describe the functions of the basic symbols used in PLC systems
- Interpret typical I/O specifications
- Write and enter ladder logic programs

Logic Gates Part 1

- Construct circuits from Boolean expressions and derive Boolean equations for the AND, OR, and NOT functions
- Convert relay ladder schematics to ladder logic programs
- Develop elementary programs based on logic gate functions

Logic Gates Part 2

- Construct circuits from Boolean expressions and derive Boolean equations for the NAND and NOR functions
- Convert relay ladder schematics to ladder logic programs
- Program instructions that perform logical operations

Logic Gates Part 3

- Construct circuits from Boolean expressions and derive Boolean equations for the XOR and XNOR functions
- Convert relay ladder schematics to ladder logic programs
- Develop elementary programs based on logic gate functions

Timers Part 1

- Analyze and interpret typical PLC timer ladder logic programs
- Program the control of outputs using time instruction control bits

Timers Part 2

- Describe PLC timer instruction and differentiate between a non- retentive and retentive timer
- Convert timer relay schematics to PLC ladder logic programs

Sequencers Part 1

- Interpret and explain information associated with PLC sequencer output
- Use and understand the masking data words for sequencer operations

Counters Part 1

- List and describe the functions of PLC counter instructions
- Analyze and interpret typical PLC counter ladder logic diagrams

Sequencers Part 2

- Compare the operation of an event-driven and time-driven sequencer
- Evaluate masking issues on sequencer operation 

Counters Part 2

- Apply the PLC counter function and associated circuitry to control systems
- Apply combinations of counters and timers to control systems

Controls

- State the purpose of program control instructions
- Describe the operation of the master control reset instruction and develop an elementary program illustrating its use
- Explain the functions of subroutines

ADC/DAC Converters

- AnalyzeandinterpretADC/DACinstructionsastheyapplytoa PLC program
- Create PLC programs involving ADC/DAC instructions
- List and describe the functions of the basic symbols used in PLC systems
- Interpret typical I/O specifications
- Write and enter ladder logic programs

  

Student Evaluation and Grading Method
Each of the lessons concludes with an examination comprising of a multiple-choice test. The lessons examinations are open book.

Each lesson exam is worth a 100% and a student must score a 70% or better to complete the lesson.  The final grade for this course will be the average of all scores above 70%.

A 93% – 100% 
B 83% – 92% 
C 75% – 82%
D 70% – 74%               

What do I get? 

- Certificate upon finishing
- Instructor support & online exams
- Study guide with 12 assignments
- PLC Simulation Software

Instructor Support & Certificate
Learn from the comfort of your own home and study when it's convenient for you - there are no time limits. Includes instructor support and take your exams online on our e-grade web site.

If you ever need help with your course you can call or e-mail our staff of highly trained instructors for immediate attention or you can join the chat room and ask a question.

Best of all, you’ll earn a professional Certificate of Completion in PLC Operation suitable for framing when finished.

How do I enroll in the PLC Simulator Lab course?

1. You can order online with a Credit Card or PayPal account
(simply click the 
'Add to Cart' button).
2. Or you can call us at (800) 243-6446 and ask for course 02-L436.
3. You can mail a check or money order for $193.25 (includes $18.25 for shipping/handling)

CIE Bookstore
1776 E. 17th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
 
This course available to residents of the United States, Australia and countries located in North America. Foreign shipping expense will be higher.

Order online or call (800) 243-6446.

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