Free PLC Training Tutorials

Welcome to the Scantime Live Stream Series

If you want to watch any of our previous Scantime Live Streams again or you could not make the original session, you can find our complete catalogue here.


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Episode 13: How long are the Timers ON for?

Following on from our question which was asked on Monday, today we answer the question, "How long are the Timers on for?", not only that but we will show you how and why!


To learn more about Siemens TIA Portal, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-1200 & TIA Portal Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 12: How to Create a Pulse Stream using Siemens TIA Portal WITHOUT Clock Memory!

Not all PLCs have the ability to assign Bits to Clock Frequencies, so how do create a pulse stream without these Bits? Find out in this video!


To learn more about Siemens TIA Portal, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-1200 & TIA Portal Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 11: An Introduction to Omron CxProgrammer, Timers and Counters!

In this video, we're going to take a look at Omron's CxProgrammer. We'll show you how to create a project using Timers and Counters, how to connect to the Omron PLC, download your program and test your work, live!


To learn more about PLCs, you can purchase our best-selling PLC Programming Series, which provides you with everything you need to know to start writing your own PLC Programs today and improve your career, based on the Industrial Experience from our Controls Engineers, learn more.




Episode 10: How to Create and Use FUNCTION BLOCKS in Mitsubishi GxWorks 2!

In this video, we're going to be covering the hot topic of FUNCTION BLOCKS, how to create them, how to implement them into your programs and then how to execute and monitor them live in your PLC!


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Mitsubishi & GxWorks 2 Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 9: An Introduction to Mitsubishi PLCs and GxWorks 2!

Today, we're going to be taking a look at Mitsubishi PLCs and GxWorks 2, we'll check out how to create a project, set up communications, write a basic program including Contacts, Coils and Timers, compile and then download and test the program on a live Mitsubishi Fx2N PLC!


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Mitsubishi & GxWorks 2 Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 8: How to create System Function Blocks (SFBs) in Siemens STEP7 Professional!

Last week, we looked at Siemens Counters in STEP7 Professional and why we don't use them, so today we're going to be taking a look at System Function Blocks, more specifically the IEC Timers and Counters that Siemens have created that we are all used to using in TIA Portal!


To learn more about Siemens STEP7 Professional, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-300 & STEP7 Professional Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 7: An In-depth Look at Standard Counters and why we DON'T use Them!

To learn more about Siemens STEP7 Professional, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-300 & STEP7 Professional Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 6: How to Create a Sequencer using Shift Registers (SHL) with Siemens TIA Portal

Today we're going to have a look at how to create a Sequencer in Ladder Logic using the SHL Instruction with Siemens TIA Portal.


Not only that but we will also show you how easy it is to locate faults in a breakdown situation when using a Sequencer!


To learn more about Siemens TIA Portal, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-1200 & TIA Portal Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 5: An Introduction to Profibus DP, Siemens Remote IO and Fault Finding


Today we're going to have a look at an Introduction to Profibus DP, Siemens Remote IO and Fault Finding on a Network using Diagnostics.


We're going to show you how to setup a Profibus DP Network inside of STEP7 Professional, add a Siemens Remote IO Station, Change Addressing, Create Faults on the Network and then Diagnose though faults using Siemens Diagnostics.


To learn more about Siemens STEP7 Professional, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-300 & STEP7 Professional Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 4: An In-depth Look at Siemens STEP7 Professional Timers

Today we're going to have a look at everything to do with Siemens Timers (S_ODT, S_OFFDT, S_PULSE, S_ODTS, S_PEXT, SD, SF, SP, SS, SE) and how to use them in industry!


We're also going to show you how we create the Off-Delay, Pulse, Retentive On-Delay and Retentive Pulse Timer by just using a single Siemens On-Delay Timer.


To learn more about Siemens STEP7 Professional, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-300 & STEP7 Professional Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 3: An Introduction to Siemens STEP7 Professional

In our third Scantime Live episode, you will learn how to create a new project with Siemens STEP7 Professional including setting up Hardware Configuration via NetPro and Hardware Config, writing a small Ladder routine using Contacts, Coils and S5/S7 Timers, Downloading to a Siemens S7-300 PLC and testing your project.


To learn more about Siemens STEP7 Professional, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-300 & STEP7 Professional Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 2: An Introduction to Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000

In our second Scantime Live episode, you will learn how to create a new project with Allen Bradley RSLogix/Studio 5000 including setting up Hardware Configuration with the ControlLogix PLC, writing a small Ladder routine using Contacts, Coils and Timers, Setting Up Communications via RSLinx, Downloading to a ControlLogix PLC and testing your project via Forcing.


To learn more about Allen Bradley RSLogix/Studio 5000, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Allen Bradley ControlLogix & RSLogix/Studio 5000 Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.




Episode 1: An Introduction to Siemens TIA Portal

In our first Scantime Live episode, you will learn how to create a new project with Siemens TIA Portal including setting up Hardware Configuration, writing a small Ladder routine using Contacts, Coils, Timers and Counters, Downloading to a Siemens S7-1200 PLC and testing your project via Watch Tables.


To learn more about Siemens TIA Portal, you can enrol onto our eLearning course, click here


Or, if you are interested in hands-on training, you can attend our training centre and obtain an EAL Recognised certification in Siemens S7-1200 & TIA Portal Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro, click here.