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This seminar converts the seemingly complex world of PLCs into practical lessons the average maintenance person can understand. We’ve taken information from thousands of pages of manufacturers’ technical manuals, combined it with twenty years of experience and a practical real world philosophy to give you simple, clear, and concise solutions to your everyday PLC problems.
This course is perfect for multi-craft maintenance technicians, electricians, or other non-programmers who need a general understanding of PLCs. And because we know time is money, this seminar is designed to have immediate impact so that you can start saving maintenance dollars on costly repairs and service calls today! We approach students as if they were our own employees. We give them “real world” practical knowledge, and students attending this course are expected to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned. Now that’s “Real World” training.
Upon completion of this course, students will receive a training certificate with 1.4 American Trainco Continuing Education Units indicating that the student has learned to:
Studies have indicated that 80% of the faults associated with a PLC-based control system involve either I/O (Input/Output) devices or field wiring. During this seminar you will learn how to use both hardware and software to find these faults quickly. Students will learn how to use a systematic approach to troubleshooting; how to set up and configure Input/Output modules using various slot addressing techniques; what to understand about program and data table file organization, number systems and processor information flow; and how basic, relay type instructions, timers, and counters, and data manipulation instructions can be used to achieve the PLC solution you want.
The other 20% of faults can also be quickly found using software tools that usually remain hidden to all but the most experienced troubleshooting professional. But, in this American Trainco seminar, we will unlock these tools, dispel the myths, and provide you aids that you can take back to your workplace for easy future reference. At American Trainco, we provide real world training for your real world needs!
This course is created specifically for maintenance personnel and electricians working in industrial plants, public facilities, and commercial buildings. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you’re not sure you’ll fit in or benefit from this class, don’t worry – you will! – as long as you have an interest in learning to troubleshoot and repair your PLCs.
Those attending this seminar will learn to:
I. Speaking the Language of PLCs
A. Hardware Focus
B. How PLCs Work
C. PLC Terminology
D. Parts of a PLC
E. System Configurations
F. Hardware Considerations
II. Reading PLC Ladder Logic
A. Organization and Function
B. Data Table Organization
C. Introduction to Programming
D. Common PLC Instructions
F. Relating the PLC to “Real World” Applications
III. Troubleshooting Systems & Components
B. Forcing of Input Data Table & Output Devices
C. Identifying I/O Field Device Faults
D. Identifying I/O Module Faults
E. Identifying System Faults
F. Using the Data Monitor Screen
G. Using the Processor Status and I/O Status Screen
IV. Find and Fix the 10 most Common PLC Problems
A. The “Ultimate PLC Troubleshooting Flowchart”
B. Using Troubleshooting Tools
C. Using Software Tools
D. “Real World” Case Studies
If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend this seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. While payment is due prior to the start of the seminar, you may choose a full refund or credit for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions can also be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. Refunds will not be issued for registered attendees who fail to show up and have not given a notice of cancellation.
In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.
TPC Trainco provides live training for maintenance personnel in industrial plants and large facilities. Our one to four day seminars offer intensive, high-impact training that gets workers back to the workplace quickly to apply what they’ve learned. We also provide live on-site training, tailored to each client’s needs and equipment.
As a division of TPC Training Systems, we are an essential part of the total training solution for a better, safer, more efficient workforce.
150K+ Workers trained since 2004
2K+ Seminars nationwide each year
30+ Maintenance topics covered
Our Approach to Training uses live instruction as the most effective way to learn and retain maintenance skills.
Our Instructors are seasoned industry experts and field-experienced educators.
Our Curriculum covers a full range of industrial, facility, and building maintenance topics.
Our Guarantee ensures our training seminars deliver.