Course on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs):

Module 1: Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Basic principles of PLCs
  • History and evolution of PLCs
  • Types of PLCs and their applications
  • Comparison to other control systems

Module 2: PLC Hardware and Software Components

  • PLC hardware components
  • PLC software components
  • PLC programming languages
  • PLC memory organization

Module 3: PLC Programming Fundamentals

  • Basic PLC programming concepts
  • Ladder logic diagrams
  • PLC program structure and organization
  • Data types and data manipulation

Module 4: PLC Programming Techniques

  • Advanced PLC programming techniques
  • Function blocks
  • Sequential function charts
  • Structured text programming

Module 5: PLC Communication and Networking

  • PLC communication protocols
  • Network topologies and architectures
  • Industrial communication standards
  • Human-machine interface (HMI) systems

Module 6: PLC Installation, Commissioning, and Maintenance

  • PLC installation requirements
  • PLC commissioning and startup procedures
  • PLC maintenance and troubleshooting
  • PLC system upgrades and expansions

Module 7: Advanced PLC Applications

  • Motion control systems
  • Process control systems
  • Distributed control systems
  • Safety control systems

In each module, students will learn the theory behind each topic and then have the opportunity to apply that knowledge through practical exercises and case studies.

The course will also cover safety procedures and best practices for working with PLCs. By the end of the course, students should be able to design, program, install, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of PLC-based control systems.

Level 4