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AU-SP PLC's for Automation and Process Control

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This course is designed to benefit you with practical up-to-date information on the application of PLCs for the automation and process control of plants and factories. It is suitable for people who have little or no exposure to PLCs, but expect to become involved in some or all aspects of PLC installation. It aims to give practical advice from experts in the field, to assist you to correctly plan, program and install a PLC with a shorter learning curve and more confidence. The inventible question is which PLC is being used.

This course will be focusing on the generic PLC and use the open programming IEC 61131-3 standard. The information contained in this course advances from the basics to challenge even the most experienced engineer in the industry today.

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YOU WILL GAIN:

  • An ability to specify PLC hardware and installation criteria
  • Knowledge to describe PLC software structure
  • Skills to write medium level PLC programs (using ladderlogic)
  • An understanding of how to specify PLC systems and troubleshoot typical PLC system’s

 

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PLC

  • Introduction to PLCs
  • A brief history of PLCs
  • Alternative control systems – where do PLCs fit in?
  • Why PLCs have become so widely accepted
  • Lingering concerns about PLCs

 

INTRODUCTION TO IEC61131-3

  • Concepts
  • Common elements
  • Programming languages: structured text
  • Function block diagrams
  • Ladder diagrams
  • Instruction list
  • Sequential function chart

 

OPC

  • Introduction to OPC
  • What is OPC?
  • Architecture

SAFETY PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES

  • Why regular PLCs should not be used for safety functions
  • Programmable electronic logic solvers
  • Safety certification
  • Certified programming systems
  • Application examples
  • Growth of networked safety devices and certified networks
  • Integrated safety systems

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

  • Block diagram of typical PLC

 

USING LADDERLOGIC FOR A SIMPLE DIGITAL FUNCTION

  • The basic rules
  • Comparison with relay ladder diagrams
  • The concept of the “scan” and how to apply it
  • Infinite fan-out
  • Contact “normal” states
  • Positive and negative logic
  • Basic Boolean functions
  • The usefulness of De Morgan’s law

 

PLC PROCESSOR MODULE MEMORY ORGANISATION

  • Input/output section – module types
  • Power supplies
  • Methods of representing logic
  • Boolean algebra
  • Instruction code
  • Graphical presentation: functional logic diagrams, ladder logic
  • Fundamental ladder logic instruction set
  • Comparison of different manufacturers
  • Memory and data representation
  • Instruction code

 

 

DATA COMMUNICATION

  • Interface standards, RS-232, RS-422/423, RS-485
  • Protocols, Modbus and DH+
  • Local area networks, Ethernet and token bus
  • Monitoring communication links and simple watchdog timers

 

 

USING REGISTER (WORDS)

  • Number systems
  • Types of register data
  • Timers
  • Counters
  • Bit shift/rotate
  • Table functions
  • Register (matrix) logic functions

 

 

GOOD PROGRAMMING HABBITS

  • Keeping track of addresses and data used
  • Looking ahead – how will programs be maintained
  • Practical methods to improve program quality
  • Organisation of code
  • Through documentation
  • Simplifying changes

 

 

BATCH PROCESSES AND SEQUENTIAL CONTROL

  • Remembering the program state
  • Creating a “stepper”
  • Step advance
  • Fault detection and recovery
  • Operator intervention
  • Multiple recipes or alternate paths
  • Sequential function charts

 

 

GOOD INSTALLATION PRACTICE

  • Location of hardware
  • Good wiring practice
  • Cable spacing
  • Power distribution
  • Wire numbering
  • Reducing noise and interference
  • Screening and shielding
  • Earthing and grounding

 

 

ADVANCED CONTROL WITH PLC

  • The concept of reusable logic - examples: drive logic, alarm handling
  • Use of advanced programming functions
  • Matrix logic
  • Table functions and indirect addressing
  • Examples: simple display driver

PID CONTROL

  • The importance of timing and scan time
  • When PID is not always appropriate:
  • Intermittent measurements
  • Long transport delays

 

SYSTEM CHECKOUT AND TESTING

  • Development and verification of code
  • Factory acceptance testing
  • Testing procedures
  • Emulating missing hardware
  • Emulating process responses

 

Investment

Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 299

Instructor

John Piperides

BE Electrical

 

John is a professional electrical engineer with over 25 years experience in industrial maintenance, production, management, sales and improvement. He has held management positions in several manufacturing and sales companies. His diverse responsibilities have included contract negotiation, authoring and responsibility of departmental budgets, daily management of over 20 reports, practice of cGMP, auditing in a pharmaceutical plant, and system administration and programming of diverse IT and embedded systems. He has been directly involved with industries including building management, pest control, mining, power utilities, food, pharmaceutical, steel, building products, sugar, paper and pulp, rail and airports.

John has completed many years of further education including developing, writing and delivering many work based courses and seminars. He has spent 10 years as a part time teacher at TAFE in electrical engineering, and 15 years delivering structured courses in thermography, power quality, instrument safety, motor drive theory, PLC, SCADA, and pest inspection

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BNI2-SP Industrial Instrumentation and Control for Non-Instrument Personnel 16-02-2016
DIA8-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Tuning of Industrial Control Loops 16-02-2016
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DIA10-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - PLCs for Automation and Process Control 18-02-2016
DIA11-SP Advanced Industrial Automation - Advanced Process Control for Engineers and Technicians 18-02-2016
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BAU-SP Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers for Industry 25-02-2016
MCD1-SP Fundamentals of Process Measurement 25-02-2016
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MCD4-SP Process Measurement - Hazardous Areas 04-05-2016
MCD2-SP Process Measurement - Use and calibration 04-05-2016
SAK-SP Swiss Army Knife of Videos on Engineering Skills 08-06-2016
LA2-SP Engineering Leadership - Personal leadership 21-09-2015
LA5-SP From Engineer to Leader - Conflict Management Skills 21-09-2015
LA6-SP From Engineer to Leader - Creativity and Problem Solving 21-09-2015
PJ4-SP People Management Skills - The Four Behavioural Styles 03-11-2015
PJ8-SP People Management Skills - Team Motivation 03-11-2015
PJ6-SP People Management Skills - Effective Communication 03-11-2015
PJ9-SPPeople Management Skills - Effective Time Management 03-11-2015
CAW3-SP Regulations of AS NZS 3000-2007 05-01-2016

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General Requirements:

A basic electrical knowledge would be useful but is not essential.
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