Continuing Education

Programmable logic controllers

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Level 1

Cost: $789
Prerequisite: Electrical Level 2 or higher, or Electrical Engineer or equivalent field work on PLC or SCADA systems. Contact to verify equivalency.

Learn how you can save time and money by automating your control work. Discover the ease of wiring, connecting to, and programming a PLC.  Starting with a basic PLC from the Schneider Zelio family of smart-relays, this course takes you all the way through to the ABB PM-500 family of ethernet-connected and tag-based PLC’s. The course covers topics from selecting and designing the physical components and wiring, to programming, testing, and commissioning your PLC.  This is a trade specific course that highlights the simplicity and power of these controllers. You learn to write programs in two different styles: Function Block and Ladder Logic. Your 30 hours of hands-on training takes place in UFV’s full automation lab, where you can program and wire your class projects on functioning PLC’s.

  • You must bring a personal laptop with Windows XP or higher to each class. (The software is not compatible with Windows 8)
  • A USB with class exercises, documentation, Schneider ZelioSoft, ABB Automation builder, and CodeSys is provided.
  • Ensure that you have at least one USB 2.0 port and one ethernet port functional on your laptop

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Coming Fall 2018  | 20084, 6 sessions, Fri, 5:30-8:30 pm and Sat 8 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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