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PLC (Programmable Logic controller) training imparts the skills for implementing machinery and hardware related automation to rule the modern industrial automation process. Participants gain the understanding of PLC architecture, applications, instructions, programming, interfacing and troubleshooting. The learning curve encompasses ladder logic for establishing mathematical and logical concepts. The methods of controlling industrial electronic circuits namely relays and sensor interfacing is also covered. The training program provides insight and practical exposure on the leading brands of PLCs such as Allen Bradley and Siemens.

Upon the completion of training, you will be proficient in the following:

  • Need of control system and industrial automation
  • Difference between relay, contactor & PLC logic
  • Clarity in PLC architecture and modules
  • Simulator analysis of a PLC Programming
  • Hands on experience on real time applications working and troubleshooting
  • Ladder logic programing to implement control over functions
  • Use of relay logic, interlocking circuit, industrial timer, and sensors
Target audience
  • Plant Operations Managers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Maintenance Officer
  • Individuals involved in planning, designing and setup of manufacturing facilities
  • Personnel who encounter control systems in their course of daily functions
  • Candidates from electrical, instrumentation, production, or mechatronics stream

Candidates having knowledge of using a digital millimeter to measure voltage, amperage, and resistance can undergo this training.

Module 1: PLC

1. Introduction to Automation

  • Brief Description of a Control System
  • Micro Controller, PID Controller, PLC Controller
  • History & Need of Industrial Automation
  • Application of Industrial Automation
  • Basic Components of Automation
  • Hardware Classification of Automation

2. PLC Details

  • History of PLC
  • Difference between relay, contactor & PLC logic
  • PLC architecture
  • A detailed description of different PLC modules & cards

3. Introduction to PLC

  • Application and Advantage of PLCs
  • Architecture of a PLC
  • Source and Sink type of PLC
  • Programming Language of a PLC
  • Hardware over View of Mitsubishi series of PLC
  • Controls Wiring of PLC
  • Data files used in a PLC
  • Interfacing with Relay
  • Control circuit designing with feedback concept
  • Interfacing proximity sensor with PLC
  • Communication with PC
  • Wiring different field device to PLC
  • Simulator analysis of a PLC Programming
  • Uploading, Downloading & Monitoring programs
  • Introduction to SFD, Instruction List and Ladder Logic
  • Monitoring/Modifying Data table values
  • Hands on experience on real time applications
  • Fault finding/troubleshooting and documentation

4. I/O configuration & Memory Mapping

  • Why I/O configuration is required?
  • How the I/O modules are addressed for AB & Siemens – PLCs

5. Programs & Ladder Diagrams

  • First steps with the programming device
  • Introducing the basic ladder logic
  • Instructions, contacts, coils, and PLC scan

6. The Instruction Set

  • A look at the instructions covered in all PLCs.
  • Each instruction being illustrated by application specific program examples
  • The instructions covered are:- NO/NC, Set, Reset, Timers, Counters, Comparison, Arithmetic, Logical & Move functions

7. Communications & fault finding

  • An introduction to communication options available for the type of PLCs

8. Ladder Logic Programming

  • Comparison b/w Gate, Relay ladder & PLC logic
  • Description of using Memory bit in a programming
  • Mathematical Concept ADD, SUB, MUL, DIV and etc.
  • Logical Concept AND, ANI, OR, ORI, EXOR, NOT etc.
  • Special Function MOV, SET, RST, CMP, INC, DEC
  • Programming based on Timer and Counter
  • Advance Control function programming

Module 2: Relay & Sensor Interfacing

9. Relay Logic

  • Basic principle of Relay working
  • Making AND, OR gate, NOT gate logic circuit
  • Interfacing relay with sensor
  • Relay based Control designing
  • Interconnection between Different Relay & Switch`s

10. Contactor Working

  • DOL Starter
  • Forward And Reverse DOL
  • Star Delta Starter (including timer)
  • Interlocking Circuit
  • Inching process
  • Contactor Based control Diagram

11. Timer Interfacing

  • Basic Principle of Industrial Timer
  • Delay generation
  • Wiring connection of timer to the different device
  • Controlling switching between different devices
  • Interfacing with relay and contactor
  • Alarm generation

12. Sensor and Process Instrumentation

  • Introduction to various Sensors/Instrumentation used in Industry
  • Temperature measurement (Thermocouple, RTD, thermistor)
  • Working on the proximity sensor

13. Introduction to limit switch

  • Working on the photo electric sensor
  • Temperature controller
  • Level sensor
  • Flow measurement and its working principle
  • Pressure measurement and its working principle
  • LVDT Displacement Sensor
  • Load and level measurement
  • Solenoid valve working and it`s Principle
  • Making Switches by using Sensor

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