PLC Diagnostics and Fault Finding

Sunderland Engineering Training Association(Seta)
  • Info on Application
  • 3 Days
  • Accredited Certification
  • United Kingdom

A practical introduction to PLCs for maintenance personnel. PLCs are now commonplace industry. This is an excellent practical introduction to PLCs aimed primarily at technicians involved in the maintenance of systems that incorporate them. This course includes instruction in safety, programming, fault finding, editing and on-line control. Instruction takes place both in the classroom and in Seta’s state-of-the-art workshop facilities.

This course is ideally suited to those with little or no PLC experience.

Safety relevant to the use of Programmable Logic Control: general electrical safety; use of master control relay; fail-safe circuits
Advantages over hard-wired systems
Physical capabilities of PLCs: program format; internal functions; input/output capacities; symbols; logic
Determining programming requirements: determining correct sequence of operations; identifying and assigning required inputs/outputs
Programming: Instruction in hand held and PC methods using Windows based programmes for a variety of common PLCs including: Mitsubishi; Omron; Siemens; Allen Bradley
Diagnostics and fault finding
Editing programs: instruction and practice in editing PLC programs to include inserting and deleting instructions and altering timer and counter values
On-line control: monitoring simple logic programs; forcing external input/output addresses

Sunderland Engineering Training Association(Seta)

17 Sedling Road,

Wear Industrial Estate,


NE38 9BZ,

Tel: 0191 416 2860