PLC Training Foundation
By far, this PLC Training Foundation section of the path to being a PLC expert is the most important. Unfortunately this foundation in which to build all other PLC training on is also the most commonly left out PLC training. While people seeking and providing PLC training typically provide the PLC basics found in manuals, most PLC training sources are seriously lacking in coverage of relative PLC Safety, Reliability and Best Practices. As a matter of fact most PLC training providers, vendors and colleges teach worst practices and are basically just conveying information from PLC manuals and outdated books 5 years or older. Because this PLC training basics foundation is so critical, our recommendations below will be a hands on blended learning covering all 3 learning types (audio, visual and kinesthetic) so no one is left behind. Actual TRAINING and hands on testing in the use of safe, reliable best practices, not just teaching or lectures and written test.
To obtain a strong foundation in which to build all other PLC training and experiences on, while learning the PLC basics the individual must also learn PLC safety, Reliability and Best Practice. If you or your people have missed the PLC Basics training foundation listed in sources below, it is highly recommended you seek that training even if you have been working with PLCs for years. This will greatly reduce the risk to man and machine and the company, that most don’t realize they are taking. It will also greatly reduce downtime related to working with PLCs, and in general. Best practices, safety and reliability should not only be taught relevant to PLC basics training, but also those methods relevant to PLC programming and managing PLCs in your facility.
This PLC training foundation section is the difference between learning just what is in a book somewhere and actually learning real world hands-on safe, reliable and best practices application of that scholastic knowledge.
Managing PLCs in your facility
We have color coded this entire site based on Occupational titles to help you decide what PLC training is most needed based on your relative occupation.
Recommended PLC training path by occupation...
- Industrial Electrician
- Industrial Engineer
- Commercial Electrician
- Instrumentation Tech
- Industrial IT
- Maintenance Manager
- Mechatronics Tech
- Software Programmer
PLC Training Resources:
- Instructor based PLC Training Seminar [View mobile version]
- On-site instructor based PLC Training [View mobile version]
PLC Training Articles:
- http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1BE7D86FD78CB9B4 & http://maintenance.org/video/278