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Programmable Controllers eBook | PLC eLearning and Training

Model Name: Programmable Controllers eBook

Model Number: EB476

Learning Topics

  • PLC Program Design
  • PLC Online/Offline Software
  • Ladder Logic Program Concepts
  • PLC Program Interpretation
  • Discrete I/O Interfacing
  • Programmable Controller Operation
  • PLC Contacts and Coil Instructions
  • PLC Timer and Counter Instructions
  • PLC Sequencer Instructions
  • PLC Program Applications

The programmable controller is considered by many to be the most important development ever in industrial automation because it is a prepackaged, industrially hardened computer that can be quickly programmed to control a wide range of industrial processes and machines. Typical applications include: robots, conveyors, electric motor controls, air conditioning, process control, plastics injection molding, and CNC machines. This Programmable Controllers eBook course teaches how to program, operate, and interface programmable controllers in a variety of industrial applications. (References 85-P-S7)

What are Advantages of a PLC?

The PLC gives industry the power, speed, and flexibility of a computer. By replacing mechanical components with a PLC, the control of a process becomes faster, cheaper, and therefore, more efficient. The PLC is a better choice than relays or a standard computer for several reasons. These include:

  • Less Space – A PLC requires much less space than a standard computer or a relay panel that could do the same job.
  • Lower Cost – A PLC can cost as little as 4 or 5 relays, but it can replace hundreds of relays.
  • Resistant to  Environment – The casing of a PLC is industrially hardened to withstand the harsh environment in a factory. Standard computers do not use industrially hardened cases.
  • Direct Interface – Standard computers require a complex and limited system to interface real world components. A PLC’s interface can be directly wired to these components.
  • Easy Programming – PLCs most often use a programming language called ladder logic. This language is based on industrial standard symbology used in hard-wired relay systems, which is already understood by industry technicians.
  • Flexible – PLC programming can be changed much more quickly than hard wired relays and a PLC requires few, if any, component changes.

Programmable Controllers eBook Allows Online Access to Curriculum

Amatrol’s eBooks look like a real book and allow users to flip between pages with ease. Enhanced with features such as keyword searches and zoom controls that enable a user to quickly locate and view information, these eBooks are a fantastic learning tool. Amatrol’s eBooks are available online and can be used by anyone with access to Amatrol’s Learning Management System (LMS). Optionally, if you choose to use your own LMS, these eBooks are SCORM compatible to allow smooth integration into your current training system. Combined with our already extensive library of interactive multimedia titles, which are also SCORM compatible, users can now complete their entire course work online!

Key Features

  • Strong Depth and Breadth of Content
  • Built for Self-Paced Learning
  • Easy, Quick Navigation
  • Searchable Course Content

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