The Alabama Robotics Technology Park is designed to close the skills gap within the robotics industry, while also ensuring that students obtain training on the latest robotic technology in the industry.
Basic PLCs Programming Course No. IA-TRN-OES110 This course provides an introduction to the Omron family of PLC’s. Basic Terminology, memory structures, and PLC operations are defined. I/O addressing is discussed as well as numbering systems including binary, BCD, hexadecimal, and decimal. The class also provides basic programming skills for Omron PLC’s. The course will cover wiring to and from the PLC, memory area definitions and mapping. I/O allocations, control strategies and an introduction to programming. Computers will be provided to ensure hands on experience creating PLC I/O tables, PLC programming, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Course Outline PLC Introduction Hardware Overview PLC, Rack, and Device Addressing Using the PLC programming software Creating an I/O table in PLC Memory Number formats PLC Wiring Basics Memory Areas Defined I/O allocation and Adding Additional Equipment Introduction to programming – Flow Charting and Building Ladder Logic Contacts and Coils Basic I/O Commands Control Strategies – Develop a machine control example Basic Program Debugging
Proper Clothing is required! No Shorts, No jewelry, No tank tops, No open toed shoes, sandals or flip flops! This is strictly enforced!
Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Read and convert binary, decimal, hexadecimal, and BCD number formats.
- Diagram a basic PLC system including hardware, CPU, Inputs, Outputs, and Power Supply.
- Be able to determine the proper address of inputs and outputs to an Omron PLC.
- Use the PLC programming software to communicate to the PLC and download and save programs and I/O tables.
- Create an I/O table in the PLC and explain its importance in adding hardware.
- Observe and identify basic Inputs and Outputs in Ladder Diagrams and relate those software indicators to the real world I/O devices.
- Construct, test and run PLC programs.
- Monitor PLC status online.
- Utilize basic trouble shooting tools online.
Basic computer skills are required. Windows 98, 2000, XP knowledge is helpful.
Electrical Safety Knowledge is preferred.