This month's most popular course! This course is highly recommended to everyone who is new to PLC Programming or who has limited experience in working with PLCs and would like to further their knowledge and increase their skill set.
PLC programming is possibly one of the most important skills for an engineer to have in engineering, learning how to write and design PLC Programs to industrial standards is a great addition to any skill set for any engineer.
Some of our courses work well together, which is why we've created these training packages. They provide increased convenience and value by combining several of our most popular courses.
What will you get with this Course?
24/7 Access, No Time Limits. There is no pressure to complete the training by a certain time or date like with other companies, once you buy a Scantime course it is yours to utilize whenever you wish, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, study and practice programming online or offline whenever you wish at a time that's entirely flexible to suit you.
Free Professional Programming Software. We supply you with real Omron PLC Programming Software that can be downloaded to your PC/Laptop. This is supplied to all students with a 'easy to use' interface that allows you to understand the fundamentals of working with a professional programming package, as well as allowing you to design your own programs easily.
The materials needed to take part in a Scantime Online Course are shown below:
A PC/Laptop (Microsoft, Apple, Linux) or Tablet (iPad etc.) with a sufficient internet connection.
An e-mail account for Course Tutor contact and support.
Course Tutor Support. Once you are enrolled onto your course, you will be assigned a course tutor who will be you point of contact during you training, he will help you on any subject or exercise that you may not understand completely and answer any questions that you may have during the course.
Certificate of Completion. Once you have completed a training module, you will receive a certificate of completion for that module to prove that you have undertaken training with Scantime and that you understand the topics taught on that module.
Video Content. You will have access to several hours of video footage as well as extra video footage that will be included in the modules during periodic course updates, free of charge.
What will you Learn with this Course?
You'll begin your training with a basic explanation of the PLC and its background and use in engineering and progress to writing and debugging your own programs in a few short days covering all of the key topics in PLC Programming. These courses have been written and designed by real engineers who have up to 45 years of industrial programming experience as well as an extensive background in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. What you will learn on these courses is based from real experience and allows you to become more comfortable working in this engineering environment.
PLC Programming Module 1 includes the content from Introduction to PLCs for free and provides you with a basic understanding of PLCs that all engineers need to learn when entering this field of engineering, including the background of the PLC, how and where they are used in today’s industry as well as basic programming techniques. This course is primarily for people who have no knowledge or experience in PLCs and wish to pursue a career, working with PLCs, but also may be found interesting by anyone interested in PLCs and how they work. You will learn, basic PLC terminology, hardware configuration, IEC 61131 Standards, PLC numbering, Ladder programming, labeling, how to start and stop a process, the PLC scan and more.
If you intend to work with PLCs, learning to understand ladder logic, recognising errors when fault finding and writing PLC routines is important. Not only will you learn these skills with Scantime but you will also learn how to write PLC programs for Industrial Process Control to IEC 61131-3 Industrial Standards. You will also gain experience in using a PLC Support Tool which allows you to write real PLC programs on your PLC.
PLC Programming Module 2 provides you with an understanding of how to write industrial control routines using many types of advanced programming instructions used by all PLCs. This course is primarily for maintenance engineers who are expected to be able to modify PLC programs and to read control routines to identify faults in the process. It is very important for maintenance engineers to be capable of reading programs. You will learn, addressing and special IO used in PLCs, process control programming, incorporating alarms/interlocking/safety into your programs, layout and structure of programs to IEC 61131 standards, alarm handling, status routines, ring and star topology, fault finding and more.
PLC Programming Module 3 provides you with an understanding of advanced programming techniques for controlling processes in today’s industries as used by high level control engineers and PLC program designers. This course is primarily for people who wish to work as a controls engineer or as a high level maintenance engineer. You will learn data handling in recipe control, extracting data and storing it, how shift registers can be used to control a sequence such as robotic ‘pick and place’ operations, 4-20mA analogue, program planning, PLC mathematics, indirect addressing and more.