PLC Electrical Circuits

Electrical Multiskill E4: This module builds on the Control Panels module by recognising that most industrial equipment is now controlled by PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) systems. On successful completion of this module candidates will be able to:

  • describe the applications and use of PLCs
  • connect electrical devices into PLC Inputs and Outputs and understand the differences between the two
  • understand the way that a Ladder diagram controls PLC outputs and be able to use it as an effective fault diagnostic tool
  • state the operating principle of Safety Relays and how they are used and connected to improve control circuit and machine operation safety

What you'll learn

  • How electrical devices are wired into a PLC input
  • The differences in connecting to a PLC output
  • The way that a ladder diagram controls PLC outputs
  • How to use it as an effective fault diagnostic tool
  • The technology of safety relays
  • How they are used and connected to improve control circuit and machine operation safety

Course Objective

On successful completion of this module, an individual will be able to understand how electrical devices connect to PLC systems and how PLC programmes control output circuits.  Candidates should be able to carry out basic work such as safely disconnecting and reconnecting components on circuits with hardwiring and software control.

Time frame

3 day course.

venue

Map of IPS Rochester IPS International Northbank House Sir Thomas Longley Road Rochester Kent ME2 4DU

additional information

Candidates should have attended the Electrical courses (Modules E1, E2 and E3) or have had relevant experience proving that they can work safely within the training group.

These modules and bespoke modules may be delivered on site at IPS or at customer premises.

These modules can be used in conjunction with an NVQ programme to support and supplement the practical skills requirements.