Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers

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Organisation profile

At South Eastern Regional College (SERC) we understand that your business needs highly skilled individuals to help you innovate and grow. You need to upskill your existing employees and attract talented new staff.
At SERC we can help you to:
               Leveraging Technology
               Up-skilling existing employees
               Developing new products, services or markets
               Innovating existing products, services or processes

               Employing the right people with the right skills and attitude

Training aim

This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system with a focus on SIMATIC S7-300 and STEP7.

Learning objectives

1. Understand the role of programmable logic controllers in complex mechatronic systems, modules and subsystems.
2. Understand the flow of information in the system.

3. Understand and apply troubleshooting, maintenance and safety rules.

Course outline

1. Explain the role of programmable logic controllers within a given system or module.
2. Trace and describe the flow of information in a given mechatronic system or subsystem with a focus on the control function of PLCs in the system.
3. Describe the basic functions of PLCs.

4. Read, analyse and utilize the technical documents such as data sheets, timing diagrams, operation manuals, schematics.

Trainer's profile

Brendan Merrigan, Industrial Training Manager has this promotional video on Youtube –

Course duration

Course will last 4 - 5 days.

Assessment & certification

The course is assessed through practical and theory based questions. On completion the student will receive a certificate from the College.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at someone in industry who wishes to upskill.

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