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Who should attend?
Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Plant Operations Managers, Maintenance Personnel or other personnel involved in planning, design and setup of manufacturing facilities and personnel who encounter control systems in their course of daily functions. It will also benefit those who might be programming, installing equipment, maintaining equipment, purchasing or implementing cost reduction and automation programs, or maintaining and troubleshooting PLC based equipment.
This course is designed for people who have previous experience in PLC programming and would like to improve their programming and troubleshooting skills.
You should already have taken the Introductory Programming Course or have real world experience before taking this course.
What are the Benefits?
- You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Automationdirect.com, PLCs, I/O, and C-More Operator Panels.
- Excellent training for maintenance staff enabling them to troubleshoot and install PLCs.
What to Expect:
Plenty of Hands-ON! : There is NO BETTER WAY to learn PLC programming than to dig in and start programming! From DAY ONE you will be learning how to configure, specify, program and troubleshoot a REAL PLC control system! Each work station has an actual PLC complete with functional Inputs and Outputs. The instructor, Doug Bell, draws on his diverse background to make the programming examples reflect REAL-WORLD situations in such a manner that WILL keep you interested throughout the entire course.
The physical aspects of the touch screen:
- Comm ports
- USB ports
- Ethernet Port
- SD Card Slots
- Audio System
- External piggy-back power supply
- Expansion Connector
- Accessing the operating-system
- Adjust the clock
- Brightness and contrast
- IP Address
- Touch surface calibration
- Beep ON/OFF
- Mouse Pointer ON/OFF
Memory Backup/Restore - Demonstration of this process.
Connecting to a PLC:
- Serial (normal RS-232 comms)
- Serial RS-485
- Networking (Diagram)
Remote Access and the built-in webserver
- Email: setting this up
- FTP file-transfer
- The start-up Window.
- Uploading an EA7 Project
- Uploading a down-rev project (Older firmware)
- The FILE menu.
- Warning about Password-protection
- Warning about Saving as Protected
- Importing and exporting
- Advice on Printing
- The EDIT Menu
- The VIEW Menu
- The TOOL Menu
- The OBJECT Menu (Spend quite a bit of time here)
- The SCREEN Menu
- The DATABASE Menu (Detailing what the database is for)
- Reviewing the remaining menus
Toolbars - Students will interact with each toolbar icon
Simulator - Detail the uses for and limitations of the simulator. Emphasis on hidden objects.