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PLC Programming Basics

Hands-on PLC Programming Basics via PLC Simulators

Built in PLC simulator for hands-on excersizes Built in PLC simulator for hands-on excersizes

The Allen Bradley PLC Programming Basics certificate course software is based on and simulates Allen Bradley PLC programming software. But 80% of the knowledge can be applied to any brand of PLC.

I can not count the number of online PLC training courses out there, so what is important is what sets the PLC basics course that is linked to above, from the rest. This is course software you download and install on your Windows-based computer, so there are a lot of advantages over typical online PLC courses. I'll just list the key points.

  • 40+ Interactive PLC simulations!
  • Never expires!
  • No internet required after download and installation!
  • Easier to learn, understand, and retain knowledge/experience longer!

The Allen Bradley PLC Programming Basics course is designed to simplify the topic, so even High Schoolers can take this course, but should have some motor controls knowledge first. The 40+ PLC simulations help accomplish this. Below are a few samples of students using interactions simulated.

So this PLC programming basics course is at a level that is great for beginners, HS, Technical Colleges, and Universities students with no previous PLC training or experience. Because of the great detail, this 30 hours of training delivers, it also great for those who may have had one class a long time ago and did not 'get it', or just wants a refresher.

PLC Programming Basics Course interactive simulations. and PLC simulator:

PLC Programming Basicis course interactives are heavy on analog instructions. PLC Programming Basicis course interactives are heavy on analog instructions.

Here, the student sees the relationship between fluid level and pressure to current being drawn by the pump motor. This screen also includes an analog graph so the student can understand even better.

MVM instruction and BCD related instructions simulation interaction. MVM instruction and BCD related instructions simulation interaction.

The above shows students interacting with several PLC simulations for the masked move PLC instruction. We use multiple simulated interactive exercises for some topics/instruction that students historically found to be a little more complicated than most instructions. Because we have specialized in PLC training for over 25 years, we know what topics/instructions need more training on even though we greatly simplify it.

PLC Troubleshooting Simulations PLC Troubleshooting Simulations

Above is one of many PLC troubleshooting simulations (The student using the interactive PLC simulator). To make it even more real-world and practical, the typical work order is also simulated. As shown, even with the troubleshooting exercises, we simplify it, so we made it multiple-choice to be easier for the student to solve. As with all of the material presented, we use repetition to increase training success and retention. Repetition is one of the primary differentiators between just presenting the information (education) and confirming capabilities (training). 

Don't just get educated, get trained!

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PLC Object Oriented Programming Language Examples (PLC OOP)

About The Object-Oriented Programming Language

OOP is a way to package computer code or PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) instructions into reusable blocks or "objects" that can be used multiple times in a program or in other programs. OOP is a way to add structure to a program and keep program sections separate from one another so that the program does not end up with "spaghetti code" where multiple instructions affecting multiple elements are all mixed up together. OOP is not a new programming language in-and-of-itself, but rather a way to package code to make programs more efficient, reusable, and modifiable. High-level computer languages like C and C++ have used OOP for years, and recently OOP has crept into the programming of PLCs and has been added to IEC-61131-3 OOP.

OOP is not a specific programming language, it is a methodology. Another PLC Object-Oriented Programming example is the one the PLC programming software uses itself. The learner from this course will be well familiar with dragging a timer instruction onto the output of a rung of logic. That timer instruction dragged is an object class, and the resulting copy on the rung is an instance(copy) of that class. It is encapsulation in object-oriented programming.

Encapsulation is an Object-Oriented Programming concept that creates an instance of an object (class) by combining together the data and functions (methods) that manipulate the data (properties), and that keeps both safe from outside interference and misuse. Data encapsulation led to the OOP concept of data hiding.

This OOP tutorial download also comes with an introduction section for you to learn the purpose of the OOP examples, what you need to use them how best to use them.

This PLC programming tutorial is a must for maintenance and those new to PLC programming alike.

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At 5:05am on August 8, 2011, Timothy Hugh Jernigan said…
Yes, that would be good to exchange info, if there is anything I can help on.
At 3:09pm on June 30, 2010, Jack DePasquale said…
Hope we can share much information. I am nmot very well versed in electrical/electronic systems, maybe you can offer some advice on some of my projects from time to time
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Thanks Don for checking out our social media pages! I'll look for you.

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At 7:08am on March 8, 2010, Donald Fitchett said…
Thanks Chase. Hey, you can fly. :>) (looking at your Microgravity picture)
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Nice software!


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