What You'll Learn

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Upon completion, you will have designed a PLC Program from scratch with the inclusion of Alarm Routines, Status Routines and Control Routines incorporating safety.

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You'll understand the basics of the PLC including its general hardware, addressing and wiring.

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You'll be able to have scheduled access to connect, download and run your created programs on a Live PLC via Scantime Servers.

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You'll be able to structure your programs correctly into Networks and Blocks.

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You'll learn about the most commonly used instructions and how to use them in your programs.

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You'll learn best-practice programming including where and why we use certain control and safety routines.

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You'll be able to perform basic fault finding tasks to located problems within PLC programs.

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You'll understand the differences between Digital and Analogue signals and how to incorporate each in programs.

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You'll learn advanced programming techniques including Indirect Addressing, Data Buffers and Shift Registers for controlling Sequencers.

By the end of this course you will understand the basics of PLCs such as its hardware, wiring and programming components as well as being able to create your own PLC Programs to Industrial Standards using Ladder Logic and common routines that help to create a full program.

We will walk you through the foundations of PLC Programming, universal to all PLCs, covering commonly used programming instructions as well as how to design and structure a program safely.

Our PLC programming courses not only teach you the basics of the PLC equipment which every programmer is required to learn but more importantly, how to write control routines and programs to a standard that is required in industry.

Throughout the course, you’ll have scheduled access to real PLC programming software and a Live PLC Training Station via Scantime Servers, where you'll be able to download, monitor and test your projects, this is to ensure that you fully understand how to work with the software as well as being able to demonstrate how to design routines and programs in the programming environment.

PLC Programming for Industry Topics
History of the PLC
What are Contacts & Coils and how are they used in Programs
How to wire Input and Output Cards
Interpreting IO Signals and what they mean
Understanding Binary, Decimal and Hexadecimal
Applying Logic to Ladder Programs with Logic States: AND, ANDN, OR, ORN
Understanding Compact and Modular PLCs
PLC Addressing
Internal Addressing
How PLCs are used in Control Applications
PLC Architecture
What Engineering Software do we use
What laptops or PC systems should you use and why
Using Syswin34 as your free programming software
Understanding the Basics of Syswin34
Working with the Main Tools inside of Syswin34
Creating your First Program
Understanding the PLC Scan and why its Important
The Differences between Programming Languages
What are Latches, where are they used and how do we design them
Understanding the most common Programming Instructions such as; Timers and Counters
Creating Programs using Timers and Counters
Understanding Programming Instructions such as the Single Shot Pulse, Increment, Decrement and Compares, why they are used inside of our Programs and how do we design them
Moving Data using the Move Instruction
The uses of Force and Set and why it can be Dangerous if used Incorrectly
How to design your Programs with Safety in mind
How to Structure Programs to make it easier to Read and Fault Find
How to handle Alarm Situations and make your Programs react correctly
What is Status inside of a Program and why is it used
Why we create a Process Run for Starting and Stopping a Process
How to create One Push Button Applications, Speed Controllers and Data Transfer Applications
Developing Safety Routines
Creating a 'Storage Tank' system, Incorporating Alarms, Interlocking and Safety
Fault Finding Tips
What are Holding Relays and where are they used
How to create Programs for Recipe Control
Using Retentive Timers in your Programs
Understanding what Set and Reset is inside of a Program and the dangers of using Set and Reset
Using instructions such as IL/ILC
What are Data Buffers and how to we design them
Fault Finding Tips
The use of Maths in PLCs and why its important
Structuring your program further with Sub-routines and creating your own
How PLCs can be used for Robotic Control and Traffic Management and how do we design a routine to do so
Managing Data Buffers with a PLC
Advanced Program Design using Indirect Addressing and Shift Registers
How to plan a Program using the techniques taught
How to incorporate 4-20mA Analogue in your Program and converting it from Raw to Engineering Values

£136.46

This Course Includes:

  • tick icon Certificate of Completion
  • mouse arrow icon Access to a Live PLC
  • mouse arrow icon Access to PLC Programming Software
  • headset icon Course Tutor Support
  • computer screen icon 40+ PLC Programming Tutorials and Videos
  • world icon 15+ Real-World Exercises

Course Features

Access to a Live PLC and Professional PLC Programming Software

During your training course, you will have the ability to connect to a Live PLC via Scantime Servers which will allow you to develop your own programs using the programming software supplied and then download them to a real PLC, ready for you to test live just like you would on the shop-floor.

15+ Real-World Programming Exercises

The best way to learn is to practice what you've been taught and our PLC Programming for Industry training course gives you over 15 real-world programming exercises to put your newly acquired skills to the test. If you require some further guidance or if you need someone to check what you've designed, you'll be able to contact your Course Tutor who will be able to give you feedback on your solutions.

Video Tutorials

Watch several hours of high-definition video tutorials developed by our Engineers who actively work with PLCs on the shop-floor. During the videos we will also be connected to live PLCs to help demonstrate course topics and exercises in further detail.

Certification

By learning with Scantime, you are learning with an Official EAL Recognised Training Supplier (Centre Code: C001368) who have helped train thousands of individuals and Engineers, worldwide from companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Royal Mail, British Engines, Pepsi and many more. Our courses are recongised by industry and are seen as flexible solutions to learning how to work with PLCs professionally to an industrial degree.

This training course includes theoretical and practical assessments for you to complete and send to your Course Tutor, upon completion you will receive an Official Scantime Training Certificate of Completion which includes a unique Student Number which references the Secure Document Locking Foil ensuring your certificate can be matched via our student database, this is for industry as proof on what course and training elements you have completed, these certificates are recognised by companies in industry, worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't have any experience, can I take your courses?
Yes! If you don't have any experience, we recommend beginning with our PLC Programming for Industry course as this will start you off from the absolute basics, however, all of our courses can usually be started without any experience.
Do I have access to programming software?
Yes, during our training we believe that learning with real PLC programming software from manufacturers such as Siemens, Allen Bradley, Omron etc. is best as this is what you will be using when working with live PLCs.

Not only that, but we also give you access to a live PLC during your training which enables you to download and test your programs on a real PLC in a controlled environment.
How and when can I start my course?
To get started, select Add to Cart and then go to the Checkout to create your MyScantime student account and enroll today. Once you have created your MyScantime account and purchased your course, you will usually be given access within the hour, this is just to ensure the payment has been processed correctly.
How long do I have access to my course and when can I access it?
Once you have purchased your course, the course is yours to keep! This means that even when you complete your training and receive your certificate, you can still go back to your course to refresh your knowledge. You can also access your course 24/7, 365 days a year. With our online training, there is no fixed schedule, you can begin and complete you training when you want, where you want.
Who can I contact if I don't understand a subject or exercise?
During your training, you will be assigned a Course Tutor who is contactable via Email, they will be your point of contact during the course for any questions that you may have.

Customer Reviews

Krzychu GKrzychu G
10:46 29 Apr 22
Great courses with plenty of knowledge and information in terms of automation. All explained from basics so highly recommended to any one who’s willing to attend.
Niall MccloskeyNiall Mccloskey
14:24 28 Apr 22
I’ve been in maintenance for a fair number of years now working with inputs and outputs in the field.This course is fantastic to give a deeper knowledge and understanding of the internal workings of plcs.I have gained the ability to understand step 7 from a completely different perspective and even the ability to fault find and diagnose faults and issues internally.I very much recommend scantime and this course to level up your skills as an maintenance engineer.Thank you Scantime!
Martin DallowMartin Dallow
13:20 28 Apr 22
Very enjoyable and informative training provided by Chris. Good facilities and mixture of theory and practical based training made the course easy to understand.
Josh SprattJosh Spratt
12:09 11 Apr 22
Used Scantime for training recently and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn automation engineering. Very Knowledgeable tutors and courses for everyone
Nicky LongNicky Long
10:18 02 Apr 22
Excellent training course. Fantastic course delivery and delivered at a pace that suited the team. Chris is very knowledgeable and has a broad knowledge of various systems and has carried out work in the real world so uses his experience to enhance the overall training experience. would highly recommend and hope to return to further my PLC knowledge.Many Thanks to the Scantime team.Nicky LongSenior RME TechAmazon
dan cornishdan cornish
17:13 26 Mar 22
Just completed City & Guilds Siemens TIA Portal Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro level 3. Another excellent course delivered from Dave and the lads from scantime. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience which they are passing onto new control engineers. fully recommend.
Adam McPartlandAdam McPartland
17:08 26 Mar 22
Great course! Found the structure easy to follow and I look forward to returning for further training.
Chris LeversChris Levers
16:26 26 Mar 22
Fantastic Training Company!I completed the level 2 Allen Bradley PLC maintenance and fault finding course in February 22. Chris and team were very professional and excellent at delivering the course material in a way anyone with any ability could understand well.Scantime have all the kit necessary to complete the training in a fun and interesting way!I will be returning for the level three course and to be fair cannot wait! Definitely five stars!Thanks againC LeversRME Tech Amazon EMA2
Allen BrownAllen Brown
14:42 17 Mar 22
Great course, David made understanding it very easy. A great teacher and great course all round.
kevin bellkevin bell
14:40 17 Mar 22
Excellent course, very well presented with friendly and engaging staff.Very knowledgeable and delivered brilliantly!
James PhillipsJames Phillips
14:22 17 Mar 22
Brilliant course and tutors. Thoroughly recommend them for their PLC training!
Adam GraneyAdam Graney
14:03 10 Mar 22
Great course with a very knowledgeable instructor - looking forward to the next course
Roger MolinerRoger Moliner
14:17 10 Dec 21
I took the Siemens Step 7 Professional Programming (Modules 1&2) e-learning course. In my opinion it is a great course to learn the Step 7 software basics in an easy and understandable way. You only will learn the most important aspects. I think once you finish the course you will be able to develop your skills by yourself.
Vee VardhanVee Vardhan
08:26 09 Dec 21
The course provided a really good insight to the Allen Bradley PLCs to me and my colleagues. It covered every tiny details relating to the PLCs. They also helped me with out of course questions I raised and made a lot of things clearer to me. I would recommend this training to others and will see the Scantime crew for further trainings.
Mahadi HasanMahadi Hasan
11:23 11 Nov 21
The content of the training was absolutely spot on for someone who just started to learn about Ladder Logic programming using Siemens TIA portal. The hands on experience to use TIA portal was really helpful for me. The course tutor spent a lot of time during my training to answer my questions, it felt like class room experience.
Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston
09:39 27 Sep 21
The course provided exactly what was expected and more! There was a significant amounts of information and details provided throughout and all questions where answered with consistency and clarity. I would highly recommend this facility for anyone seeking training/support with regards to PLC's, automation and process control.
George HaworthGeorge Haworth
15:44 09 Sep 21
Excellent course. The tutor was not only highly knowledgeable about the subject matter but also able to deliver complex ideas clearly, always relating back to first principles. I have taken many different courses over the years and this was by far one of the best.
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