Siemens, Rockwell & Schneider PLC Training Courses in South Africa?

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) involve three basic areas of study. These include

  1. Central processing units,
  2. I/O (interface), and
  3. Programming.

It is not necessary to be an expert in all three areas to work with PLC’s. However, you should have an understanding of all three before you can state that you know how PLC’s operate.

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Age Technologies specialize in training courses for Siemens, Schneider and Rockwell Automation.

Although a central processing unit (CPU) is the heart of a PLC, the interface modules (I/O) allow the computer to monitor and manipulate endless types of electrical equipment and devices. PLC’s are also not programmed like other computers. They were designed for electrical personnel to install, wire, commission and maintain it, not your average IT personnel with only computer science knowledge. Due to this electrical influence, PLC programming language usually involves “Ladder Logic”, one of the types of programming languages. What distinguishes Ladder Logic language from other programming language is the fact that it looks like a wiring diagram and are not structured lists of computer directives.

Deciding on formal PLC Training

Where to get Siemens, Rockwell & Schneider PLC Training Courses in South Africa?
Contact AGE Technologies. Many training companies and colleges offer similar PLC training to students. Ensure that you go for the Level 1 program before taking on a more advanced level of training. Level 1 PLC training comprises all the computer and hardware aspects of which are crucial to the understanding of PLC’s.

You will be able to select between the following options:
  • PLC Training
    • Basics
    • Maintenance
    • Development
  • SCADA Training
    • Maintenance
    • Development

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Approaching PLC Training on Your Own

If you made the decision to approach PLC training on your own, then you should consider the following two major learning components associated with any training program. Firstly, gaining knowledge about PLC system components is a very important requirement. This is the theory aspect regarding the training. Online/CD based tutorials, a good PLC textbook, and printed handouts are used in this case.

The second aspect is more of a hands-on training. Students are required to make use of their newly acquired knowledge to create, enter, and debug PLC programs. Unlike in the past where students made use of actual PLC programming software, today software graphics are used in simulating the controlled equipment. 

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