Festo PLC811 Programmable Logic Controllers

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Organisation profile

Founded in 1925, Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology;
Main Activities:-
Training Upskilling & CPD for Industry
Engineering Solutions
Motion:- Electric and Pneumatic Drives, Valves, Valve Terminals, Compressed Air Preparation, vacuum
Control:- Positioning & Handling systems, Motor control, Sensors, inspection, Fieldbus communication
Annual Turnover = €2 billion, 14,500 staff in 250 world locations.

Festo Ireland operating since 1990

Training aim

Understanding PLC systems. PLC program development. Understanding  program structure. Commissioning. Safe use of monitoring and diagnostic troubleshooting aids. Interface to other machine subsystems

Learning objectives

Typical industrial applications for the PLC
Component parts that of the PLC system
PLC programming
Logic, memory, timer and counter functions
Reading PLC programs / program structure / Navigation
Programming documentation
How to connect field devices to the PLC and verify connection addresses via the programming software
Online monitoring and diagnostic aids within the host software package
Practical PLC System faultfinding

Safety in relation to use of PLC’s

Course outline

Introduction to programmable control
PLC Architecture
Programming Software – OPTION for CoDesys, Siemens, Allen Bradley(&RSLOGIX) or Festo
Addressing & Use of Assignment Lists
Signal Processing
Logic Functions
Flags / Memory bits
Connection of field items
Commissioning of PLC control system
Online diagnostics of variables
Modifying & Forcing Variables
Timer functions
Counter functions
Program documentation

Fault finding & Safety considerations

Trainer's profile

Damian Gray –
BSc – Dublin Institute of Technology
MSc – Queens University Belfast
NUI Certificate in Training & Continuing Education                                           

Broad range of manufacturing automation expertise gained from 18 years experience developing bespoke training and engineering solutions across a range of industry segments including Medical Devices, Healthcare, Food, Electronics, and Machine Building.

Course duration

3.5 days

Assessment & certification

Continuous Assessment during Practical Sessions. Successful candidates eligible for Festo and C&G certificate

Who should attend

Engineers, Programmers, technicians, design personnel, Maintenance and fault finding personnel