Programmable Logic Control and Automation Short Course 1


This course introduces programmable logic controller (PLC) technology and industrial control devices used in automation. The focus is on PLC hardware configuration and programming methods using basic logic functions.

Course content

The course covers:
• PLC system components
• Interfacing input/output devices
• CPU configuration
• Program organisation
• Memory concepts, addressing, and data types
• Programming in Ladder and Function Block Diagram
• HMI panel integration
• Online interaction with the CPU
• Monitoring program execution and diagnostics.

Ideal for

This course is suitable for varying backgrounds ranging from beginners with no knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), to practitioners wanting to extend their experience with additional platforms.

Important Information

The following software and hardware are used;
• Siemens TIA Portal V15 and SIMATIC S7-1500 controller with CPU1516 3PN/DP
• Omron CX-One V4.0 and SYSMAC CJ2M controller with CPU31.

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At the end of this course, participants will be able to select and configure PLC hardware, and create and maintain programs for small machine/process applications with discrete process devices.


There are no prerequisites, however a mechanical or electrical aptitude or background is desirable.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Participants are required to have a cloud storage account or bring a USB flash drive (min 4GB) for program file storage.


Participants who successful complete the training will be issued
with a Certificate of Attendance.

Additional notes

The course encompasses working safely, identifying supply arrangements, following isolation procedures, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cables and conductors, safety testing and reporting.

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