PLC Hardware Fundamentals: Power, I/O Modules & Signals

Learn the basics of PLC hardware in a simple, engaging way.
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Skill Level
Beginner

Why Enroll in This Course?

Begin learning PLC hardware basics with our course, “PLC Hardware Fundamentals: Power, I/O Modules & Signals.” This engaging course simplifies complex concepts, guiding you through PLC power supplies, I/O modules, and signal management. It's perfect for beginners and a great refresher for seasoned professionals.

Finish the course and earn a certificate of completion from RealPars, enhancing your portfolio and showcasing your new skills in PLC technologies.

With a RealPars membership, you gain access to this course and our full library of courses for a low monthly or yearly fee. Plus, stay ahead of the curve with new courses added regularly.

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Ideal for you if...

  • You're starting your journey in PLC technology and want to build a strong foundation.
  • You wish to understand how PLC power supplies, I/O modules, and signals work.
  • You're looking for a refresher to update your knowledge in PLC hardware basics.

Skills you'll gain

  • Understanding of PLC power supply mechanisms for stable operations.
  • Expertise in setting up and protecting PLC I/O modules for long-term reliability.
  • Proficiency in interpreting and managing both analog and digital signals.
  • Knowledge of sinking and sourcing concepts to optimize PLC inputs and outputs.

CURRICULUM

Journey to Mastery

Introduction to PLC Hardware
Understanding PLC I/O Modules
Outputs and Troubleshooting
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