March's Most Popular eLearning Course! The PLC Programming Series, as provided to Engineers, Apprentices and Students at Tyne Metropolitan College.
Main Objectives: Based on Ladder Programming , we will walk you through the foundations of PLC Programming which is universal to all PLCs (Omron, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi etc.). We will look at common programming instructions that are used throughout programs on the shop-floor and with the use of programming software, you will also learn to read industrial programs and incorporate instructions into Networks and Blocks. Fault Finding methods and techniques are covered in Module 3 to help you in becoming more comfortable and confident in working with PLCs.
Learning Outcomes: At the end of our PLC Programming e-learning courses, you are expected to have a detailed understanding of the most used instructions and routines in programming, as well as being confident in working with PLCs and developing your own ladder programs.
What will you learn on PLC Programming Module 1?
- History of the PLC
- Contacts & E-Stop
- Wiring IO Cards
- Interpreting IO Signals
- Data & Logic
- Applying Logic
- Backplane & Modular PLC's
- Assembly & Rack Configuration
- PLC Addressing & IO
- Addressing Area's
- PLC's in Control
- PLC Architecture
- Engineering Software
- Windows 32Bit & 64Bit OS
- The Programmer: The Basics
- The Programmer: The Tools
- The Programmer: Your First Program
- The PLC Scan
- Programming Languages
- Process Interaction
What will you learn on PLC Programming Module 2?
- Single Shot Pulse
- Moving Data
- Increment and Decrement
- Force and Set
- PC to PLC
- Safe Programming
- Structured Programming
- Alarm Handling
- Process Run for Starting and Stopping a Process
- Creating One Push Button Applications
- Creating Data Transfer Applications
- Creating Speed Controllers
- Developing Safety Routines
- Creating a 'Storage Tank' system, Incorporating Alarms, Interlocking and Safety
- Fault Finding
What will you learn on PLC Programming Module 3?
- Holding Relays
- Recipe Programming
- Retentive Timers
- Set and Reset
- Data Buffers
- Fault Finding
- PLC Maths
- Robotic Control
- Managing Data Buffers
- Traffic Management
- Advanced Program Design
- Indirect Addressing
- Using Shift Registers
- Data Conversion
- Program Planning
- 4-20mA Analogue
Features - What's New!
The PLC Programming Series (PLC Programming Modules 1, 2 and 3) is our best selling course and has been completely re-designed using our new e-Learning Platform (eLP2), which now includes interactive content and decision-making activities based on real shop-floor scenarios, paired with assessments, automated reporting, high-definition videos and background audio commentary on every subject. The PLC Programming Series is our most recommended course to anyone who is new to PLC's and PLC Programming or who has limited experience in working with PLCs and would like to further their knowledge and increase their skill set.
Interactive exercises allow you to engage further with the e-learning courses, making your learning more 'hands-on'. Try out our free demo, click here!
Free Professional Programming Software
Access free professional PLC programming software and use our easy 'how-to' guides and videos to create your very own industrial routines and programs. Try out our free demo, click here!
High-Definition Videos and Background Audio Commentary
Watch high-definition videos developed by our tutors, connected to live PLC's. You will also have access to background audio commentary on each subject allowing you to sit back and listen. Try out our free demo, click here!
Test Your Knowledge at Any Time
Test your knowledge of what you've been taught by completing assessments packed with interactive questions. Try out our free demo, click here!
Automated Marking and In-Depth Reports
Receive your results as soon as you've completed your assessments. You'll also be able to review your answers, retry the assessment and print your results into an in-depth report that highlights your strengths and weaknesses in your skill set to help you improve. Try out our free demo, click here!
Free-roaming Navigation and Advanced Search
Free-roaming navigation gives you the flexibility to access any topic at any time. You can also use the 'Search' function to easily look-up any keywords and phrases used throughout the course. Try out our free demo, click here!
Frequently Asked Questions
Once I've enrolled, how do I access my course?
Upon completion of purchase, you will be able to login to your personalised Course Area via the Email and Password that you chose during purchase of this course. From your Course Area you will also be able to access this course and others that you have purchased from your Course Library, you will also be able to contact your personal Course Tutor and download your course manual and other programming manuals provided free of charge.
Are there any time limits?
Each course has a 365-day time limit, however, this can be extended year on year to ensure that your skills are fully maintained to help secure your career in engineering. Once enrolled you will be given access to your course 24/7 so that you can study and practice programming online or offline whenever you wish at a time that's entirely flexible to suit you.
Do I get to practice with any PLC programming software?
Yes, we supply you with access to real professional PLC Programming Software, to download this onto your laptop or PC, you will need a 32 Bit operating system, if you do not have a 32 Bit operating system we can supply you with Remote Access that allows you to run the PLC Programming software via your PC/Laptop/Tablet from home or work. All of this is supplied free to all students with an '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 course programs easily.
Do I receive a certificate upon completion of my course?
As with all of our Scantime Online Courses, upon completion of your course, you will receive a certificate as proof of completion. Our certificates are recognised by major companies worldwide and in an increasingly competitive environment, this will assist in impressing your current/potential employers. In this industry, there are only so many ways for you to differentiate yourself from other available options.
Now, more than ever, it’s critical that all Electrical and Mechanical Engineers take the next step. It is crucial that you set yourself apart from the crowd and add your new skills to your repertoire. It's time for you to add a Scantime certification to your list of career accomplishments.
To achieve a Scantime Certificate of Completion, you will need to complete the Final Assessment in this course, this will then be reviewed by your Course Tutor.
Are there any videos that I can watch?
Yes, you'll 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 do I need to enroll on a Scantime e-Learning Course?
The materials needed to take part in a Scantime Online Course are shown below:
A PC/Laptop (Microsoft, Apple, Linux), Tablet (iPad etc.) or Mobile Device (iPhone etc.) with a sufficient internet connection.
An e-mail account for Course Tutor contact and support.
Is there someone I can contact if I'm struggling to understand a topic?
Yes, once you are enrolled on our e-learning courses, you will be assigned a Course Tutor, who will be available for help on any topic or assignment that you don’t understand completely. They will work with you throughout the training to make sure that you achieve the most from our courses. You can contact your Course Tutor through your MyScantime portal or via e-mail which will be provided during the start of your course. Our Course Tutors have up to 45 years of experience in key industries worldwide and are directed by our Head Course Tutor, Dave, who is also working in our Automation Design Dept. that is currently working on projects in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Aerospace and other industries.