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Factory Training Seminars

  • Hands-on Experience

  • Adapted to your Application Needs

  • Understand programming for all PLC on a Chip™ products.

Product Training: EZ LADDER® & PLC on a Chip™ Control Products Seminar

  • Practical hands-on Training
  • Step-by-step Instruction
  • Real World Exercises
  • Application Driven Interaction
EZ Ladder® Toolkit and PLC on a Chip™ Control Products Training

The EZ LADDER® and Control Seminar is interactive, hands-on training sessions to educate technical personnel in the basics, implementation and programming PLC on a Chip based controllers using the EZ LADDER® Toolkit. The EZ LADDER and Control Seminar is ideal for those integrating, applying or programming any Divelbiss PLC on a Chip™ based products; including: Solves-It!, Harsh Environment Controllers (HEC), Enhanced Baby Bear, PCS, PLC on a Chip™ or PLC on a Chip™ Module.

Participants will learn hardware controller basics, how to select the proper controller, implement it, and program the application in ladder diagram. While a basic outline is followed for each session, it is encouraged that participants bring thier application so the seminar can be adapted to individual needs.

What you should bring
Each participant should bring material for taking notes and their own laptop computer for hands-on programming. We recommend each participant also bring a USB-thumb drive.

What is included
The seminar is at no cost to Divelbiss customers and potential customers. Seminars will be held a the Divelbiss Corporate Headquarters in Fredericktown, Ohio. Lunch is provided both days. Hotel and travel arrangements are not included; although we can assist in lodging needs. Each participant will receive a fully licensed copy of EZ LADDER Standard Edition.

Registration is required for each session. Please reserve early as class size is limited to promote seminars that are customized to individual participant's needs.

Seminar Details

  • Seminar Dates
  • Seminar Outline
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The program outline below lists topics covered. PLCs & Control - A Practical Approach course will be the basis of the seminar. The material is presented in a concise manner that makes it easily understandable. Example programs for each of the function types provide positive re-enforcement for the theory covered in the section.

I. PLC & Control - An Overview
Introduction to Electrical Control Circuits
Early Relay Logic Control 
What Is a PLC?            
Advantages to Using PLCs  
What to Look for in a PLC            

II. PLC/Control Digital I/O Circuits
PLC Input Circuits
PLC Output Circuits
Network I/O
Common Power Supplies 

III. PLC/Control Wiring Practices
Understanding Wire Types
Wire Routing

IV. PLC Programming Basics
Ladder Logic Diagram basics
Links & Power Rails                                                              
Ladder Logic Diagram Scanning
Understanding PLC on a Chip™ Hardware
The Solves-It! Trainer
Getting to Know EZ LADDER
Hardware Targets
Objects & Functions
Verifying & Compiling Projects
Downloading & Running Projects

V. Basic Circuits
AND (Series) Circuit
OR (Parallel) Circuit
Combination Parallel/Series Circuits

VI. Timer Circuits
Timer Circuits
Delay on Pickup Circuit
Delay on Drop-out Circuit
Combining Timer Circuits

VII. Counter Circuits     
Count Up Circuit
Count Down Circuit
Up/Down Counter Circuit
High Speed Counting

VIII. Analog Circuits w/Math
Analog Inputs  (0-5V/0-10V/4-20mA)
Scaling Analog Inputs
Averaging Analog Inputs   

IX. Comparison Circuits
Basic Comparison Circuits
Advanced Selection and Limiting Circuits
Hysteresis in Control

X. Bit Manipulation Circuits
Bit Manipulation Circuits 
Packing / Unpacking Bits to/From Integers

XI. Trigger & Latching Circuits
Triggering Circuits
Flip Flops
Latching / Unlatching Circuits

XII. Memory  Types & Circuits
Types of Memory - Volatile/Non-volatile
Retentive Memory

XIII. Drum Sequencer Circuits
What Is a Drum Sequencer
 Understanding a Drum Sequencer Matrix

XIV. Displaying Control Values
Displaying Values
Display Update Rates

XV. Variable Conversion Circuits
Why Convert Variable Types

XVI. Putting it all Together