Concept software is a Windows application that allows the user to program,
monitor, troubleshoot, and document Modicon Quantum and Momentum programmable
controller systems. If you were a previous user of a DOS based programming
software package, the effective use of Concept software requires a basic
understanding of Windows based software concepts.
This course provides an overview of the Windows fundamentals and identifies
the differences in functionality to DOS based programming packages. The
features, functions, and capabilities of the Concept software are explained
in relationship to programming, documenting, and troubleshooting Modicon
Quantum and Momentum programmable controllers.
Understand the major functional components of the Modicon programmable
controller system as it relates to a facility's installation.
Configure and layout a Modicon system, including input/output modules
and local and remote input/output systems.
Understand system addressing inputs, outputs, input registers, and output/holding
Evaluate communication methods, including discrete, binary, binary coded
decimal, analog encoders, serial, and parallel.
Discuss various field input/output devices such as contacts, relays, limit
switches, LED displays, thumbwheels, transducers, thermocouple, RTDs, ASCII,
Understand how field inputs and outputs relate to the control system.
Learn to build and test basic automation control circuits involving relays,
timers, and counters, and calculate functions.
Document and add comments to a program for ease of understanding and future
Upload and download existing programs to and from magnetic storage media.
Learn to use the programming computer as a diagnostic and troubleshooting
Identify important environmental problems that may adversely affect the
performance of the system. Distinguish between hardware problems, software
problems, and field problems.
Use system diagnostics to identify and pinpoint faults in the system.
Isolate problems at all levels of the system and determine the course
Disassemble, reassemble, and start up a controller from dim awareness.
Discuss, demonstrate, and test important safety considerations related
to a PLC system.