Sunday, August 1, 2010

Beginner's Guide to PLC Programming

Look around in any modern manufacturing facility and you will find PLCs, or Programmable Logic Controllers. You have seen all the names; Allen-Bradley®, Modicon®, Texas Instruments®, Siemens® and so on. Large companies and small companies use these types of computers to automate and control their manufacturing processes.

Understanding how these PLCs work is very important to anyone who works with industrial equipment. PLC training and ladder logic training will help you in your current job or help get you the job you want. Browse CareerBuilder sometime and find all the companies looking for people who understand PLCs, PLC control and ladder logic.

Unfortunately, learning what makes a PLC tick and how to program one is usually expensive and is normally done on somebody else's schedule.

If you understand how a PLC works, you can:

• create PLC programs and edit existing relay ladder logic

• make yourself worth more to your company

• communicate your ideas better to your co-workers.

If you have always been a bit mystified by these "black boxes", then this PLC training manual is for you.

And, you can begin right now.

This PLC tutorial explains everything you need to know to get a solid understanding of PLCs and provides the most cost-effective PLC training available today.

This ebook is a PLC tutorial that is more than an introduction to PLCs and PLC control. It contains real world examples that are a result of 16 years of PLC programming experience. It contains tips and routines you can start using immediately to write your own PLC program.

To the beginner, it is more valuable than the thick and complex books written by college professors. They cover functions and algorithms you may never use. After wading through one of these, you still might not know how to turn on a motor.

The "Beginner's Guide to PLC Programming" makes learning ladder logic easy with our online plc training. . And it is written in plain English.

"Beginner's Guide to PLC Programming" will

• define the most commonly used terms, such as rung, bit, input, output, etc.

• explain relay ladder logic in simple, easy to understand terms

• give you the "13 Marks of a Well Written PLC Program"

• explain Machine Diagnostics and how to use them in your PLC program

• save money and save time

• teach you the basic knowledge you need to be a top-notch PLC programmer

• introduce you to PLC control, and how it is used in plant automation

The ebook is the result of 16 years of experience in PLC programming, electrical design and engineering. It summarizes dozens of techniques that are needed to write a solid program.

It has easy to understand text with relay ladder logic routines that can be used again and again.

You learn how to use coils, contacts, internal bits, latches, timers, safety rungs, addressing, inputs, outputs . . . and more.

It doesn't matter whose PLC you will be using; all graphical-based PLC programming uses Ladder Logic. Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley), Siemens, Modicon, or whoever, all use ladder logic. Until you understand ladder logic and the concepts of PLC control, you won't be able to program these PLCs.

The good news is that ladder logic, and programmable logic control, is not that hard to understand. There are just a few essential concepts that you need grasp, and we will share those with you.

downloads at:,g/PLC-Beginner-guide.html


archim├Ęde said...

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