Programmable Logic Control and Automation Level 3


24 hours


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Next Intake

27 October


This course continues to develop intermediate skills in configuring programmable logic controller (PLC) technology and industrial control devices used in automation. PLC 3 introduces programming methods for control systems with analogue devices. The focus is on transforming analogue signals from the process into specific data formats for further processing in the PLC and statistical analysis on logged process data.

Course content

  • Analogue sensors and control devices
  • Analogue input and output channel configuration
  • Data formats
  • Data type conversion functions
  • Normalising and scaling
  • Programming in Structured Text language
  • Array variables
  • Logging data
  • Mathematical functions
  • Monitoring program execution and diagnostics
  • Timetable

    How to enrol

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    All participants should have completed Programmable Logic Control and Automation Short Course 2 or have equivalent experience.

    Materials supplied

    Programming equipment and individual study areas are provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

    Materials to bring

    Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

    Suited to

    This course is suitable for varying backgrounds ranging from beginners with some knowledge of analogue applications, to practitioners wanting to further extend their experience with data transformation and presentation.


    At the end of this course, participants will be able to configure analogue signal modules and design, create and maintain PLC programs for machine/process systems with analogue sensors and control devices.

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