PLC Systems

    Course Outline:
  • 1) Given a wiring diagram, panel, switches and wire, the student will wire a lamp to be controlled from 3 locations.
  • 2) The student will be introduced to the operation and wiring control devices. Using the concepts of basic undervoltage circuit design, the student will design and draw a Master Undervoltage Circuit.
  • 3) The student will build a knowledge base of the components of a PLC system. They will be able to distinguish between elements of hardware and elements of software. The student will be able to distinguish a PLC from a computer.
  • 4) The student will be able to relate inputs and outputs to the Data Tables in the PLC.
  • 5) The student will develop a comprehensive understanding of the program scanner. In an effort to build comprehension, they will run three simulations of program scans of input tables, output tables, and program tables.
  • 6) The student will be able to specify the input and output cards for a PLC system and design a wiring diagram implementing the inputs and outputs required for the design and operation of a machine.
  • 7) The student will build a knowledge base of AB MicroLogix 1000, 1200, and 1500 PLC’s capabilitites. The student will design an AB 1762-L24AWA wiring diagram using a functional description.
  • 8) The student will learn powerful troubleshooting techniques and use them to solve 2 troubleshooting problems on a PLC water pump system.

For a full syllabus contact Tammy Marcase at 717-843-3891.

Prerequisite: The student should have experience troubleshooting control systems for 3-5 years. It is highly recommended that the student completes the #101 course. *Please note that these classes are all sponsored by the Franklin County Maintenance Consortium. To receive the discounted price, the class participants must confidentially and securely supply their social security number. *Please note that the check should be made payable to MA and mailed to MA, 160 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 400, York PA 17401. Any company interested in joining the Franklin County Maintenance Consortium, please call Tammy Marcase at 717-843-3891.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received at least 5 business working days prior to class start date. Substitutions will be accepted at anytime. No shows and cancellations less than 5 business days prior to class start will be charged the advertised price for the class. Questions: Fax/Mail/Call: Tammy Marcase, 160 Roosevelt Ave., Ste 400, York, PA 17401, Phone: (717) 843-3891, Fax: (717) 854-9445, E-mail:

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