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November 04, 2019

Practicing PLC Technician logoIn this installment of the Practicing PLC Technician Series, we continue our investigation into some of the ladder logic instructions that are based on real world field equipment familiar to the technicians of today.  We have covered virtual coils and contacts, as well as timer instructions used for time driven program segments. Here we will be taking a look at a simple Event Driven program segment using a

September 06, 2019

Practicing PLC Technician IconIn our last installment of the Practicing PLC Technician Series, we began to look at some of the similarities between relay logic control circuits and plc ladder logic programming.  Over the next few blogs, we will further examine some additional instructions that are based on real world field equipment or devices that have been included in the ladder logic programming approach available for programming m

July 22, 2019

Practicing PLC Technician Series Icon In this installment of the Practicing PLC Technician series, we are going to look at the basic structure of a PLC and how it operates. 

April 18, 2019

PLC Technician IconIn our second installment of the Practicing PLC Technician series, we continue our examination of the basics of File Based Addressing for students and practicing PLC technicians.  In our last article, we examined the overall data file system used.  We defined the default file types used in files 0 – 8.  We then moved

March 26, 2019

Practicing PLC Technician IconThis is the first in a series of brief articles discussing important topics specific to PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) technicians and technician students preparing for a role in an increasingly automated workforce.