Programmable Logic Control and Automation Short Course 3


This course introduces programming methods for control systems with analogue devices. The focus is on transforming analogue signals from the process into specific data formats for further processing in the PLC and statistical analysis on logged process data.

Course content

The course includes the following topics:
• Analogue sensors and control devices
• Analogue input and output channel configuration
• Data formats
• Data type conversion functions
• Normalising and scaling
• Programming in Structured Text language
• Array variables
• Logging data
• Mathematical functions
• Monitoring program execution and diagnostics.

Ideal for

This course is suitable for varying backgrounds ranging from beginners with some knowledge of analogue applications, to practitioners wanting to further extend their experience with data transformation and presentation.

Important Information

The following software and hardware are used;
• Siemens TIA Portal V15 and SIMATIC S7-1500 controller with CPU1516 3PN/DP.

More information


At the end of this course, participants will be able to configure analogue signal modules and design, create and maintain PLC programs for machine/process systems with analogue sensors and control devices.


All participants should have completed Programmable Logic Control and Automation Short Course 2 or have equivalent experience.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.


A certificate of recognition will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

Additional notes


Printable course flyer

Available course dates

Thursday 06 June 2019

  • Code S130056
  • Start date 06.06.19
  • End date 11.07.19
  • Hours 24
  • Campus RMIT
  • Fee $650.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Thu 06.06.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 13.06.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 20.06.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 27.06.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 04.07.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00
Thu 11.07.19 05:30pm 09:30pm 4.00

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