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Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (ST-PLCINTRO)

Date: 26-28 Sep; 23-25 Oct; 13-15 Nov

Course Fee: R5,760 excl VAT; R6,566.40 incl VAT 

Duration: 3 Days

Pre-requisites: No pre-requisite required for the course. General technical competence would assist accelerated learning.

Aims and Objectives: The training aim of this course is to teach basic instructions of a PLC with a strong element of practical, hands-on simulation of industrial related circuits. The course is paced to suit all learners. This course is not for people with prior PLC knowledge and programming.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Basic PLC instructions:
    • Wiring instructions
    • Input / Output
    • Open and closed contacts
    • Series connections - AND functions
    • OR functions
    • Timers
    • Counters
    • Internal relays and functions
    • Basic ladder diagram design
    • Sequential interlock programming
Contact information
Ms Eunice Marx
Short Learning Programmes & Operations Manager - AMTC
Tel: 27 41 504 3092
eunice.marx@mandela.ac.za