Festo PLC811 Programmable Logic Controllers

Festo PLC811 Programmable Logic Controllers - (with Specific Option for CoDeSys, Siemens, Allen Bradley or Festo hardware and software)

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=€2billion, 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
  • Multitasking
  • 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


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