CODESYS 1: Introduction to PLC Programming

Learn how to write, simulate, and test a PLC program using the Ladder Diagram programming language in the CODESYS IDE.
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About this course

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Skill Level
Beginner

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Start your PLC programming journey right with our foundational course. From PLC components to intricate logic operations in CODESYS, we've got you covered.

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Ideal for you if...

  • You're new to the world of PLC and CODESYS.
  • You want hands-on experience with PLC hardware and simulators.
  • You're looking to understand core programming concepts like Boolean Logic.
  • You aim to seamlessly set up and manage PLC IP addresses.
  • You're keen on mastering application testing and debugging in CODESYS.
  • You wish to advance in PLC with a foundation in timers and IO operations.
  • You value learning from expert guides and structured course content.

Skills you'll gain

  • Navigate and utilize the CODESYS environment with confidence.
  • Design and implement basic PLC programs using Ladder Diagrams.
  • Understand and manage PLC hardware components effectively.
  • Simulate and test your PLC programs in a virtual space.
  • Debug common issues and optimize your PLC applications.
  • Integrate timers and manage IO operations seamlessly.
  • Lay a solid groundwork for advancing to more complex PLC topics.

CURRICULUM

Journey to Mastery

Introduction to the Course
Up and Running with CODESYS
Basic PLC Programming
Working with Hardware
Working with the Simulator
Testing an Application
Work with IO
Extend the PLC Program
Course Conclusion
INSTRUCTOR

Meet your instructor

Ken Bourke

Ken Bourke has been a trailblazer in the automation industry, not just for his near decade of experience but also as an acclaimed global engineer. From commissioning to software development and project engineering, Ken's knowledge is second-to-none; he truly knows all that it takes to make successful projects happen. Even during these times, with RealPars since 2022 he’s dedicated his talents by creating training programs – making mastering new skills within this field far more accessible than ever before!

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