This course studies the use of solid-state control equipment, primarily the programmable controller and associated solid-state sensors to control equipment, machinery or complete processes. Includes concepts of solid-state logic, characteristics of solid-state sensors; conversions of relay logic control systems to programmable control systems; and microprocessor-based systems and remote control of processes. Enables the student to design, implement and test control systems in the laboratory to meet specifically-assigned control problems. Emphasizes accuracy, safety and National Electrical Code requirements.
This is an upper level course in programmable logic controllers (PLC). The course includes the following topics: PLC overview, the input/output section, processor unit, programming the devices, memory organization, ladder diagrams, numbering systems, relay instructions, beginning programming, and professionalism
Engineering Technology Simulations: Programmable Logic Controllers by Engineeringtech.org (CC BY)
A series of 3D simulations on Programmable Logic Controllers.
Ladder Logic is the language used to program PLCs. This video gives a little background about how ladder logic came to be and gives a brief overview of how to use it.