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Intertech Modicon Quantum/984 PLC Intermediate I Programming & Troubleshooting

LENGTH Four days (32 hours) of professional PLC training
LOCATION At or near your facility, or at Intertech's offices in Corvallis, Oregon
AVAILABILITY See the online course schedule or call (800) 248-0988
TIMES 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or customized to fit your work schedule
TUITION Call Intertech for a quote
CREDITS Please contact us to verify continuing education credits for your state.
Industry-related / non-code and code-related credits (ID, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY)
PREREQUISITES Intertech Modicon Maintenance & Troubleshooting course or instructor approval

Intertech Modicon Quantum Education Manual or
Intertech Modicon 984 Education Manual
Hands-on lab exercises relating to your facility's operations


Modicon Quantum/984 Programmable Logic Controllers
Intertech Universal Simulator/Test Panel



The Intermediate I course increases your ability to maintain and troubleshoot your automation system.

In the previous Maintenance & Troubleshooting course, you learned hardware and software configuration and basic programming (using relays, timers, counters, and the calculate functions). And you learned how to modify and troubleshoot using these program elements.

Present day automation programs are contrived of a combination of relays, timers, and counters with operations involving registers, and the bits within data storage locations. The Intermediate I course will explore the word instruction blocks, i.e., Table - Register, Block, First-In/First-Out Queues, etc. Programs using these techniques include data gathering, calculations, date and time stamping, shift registers, data concentration, totaling, averaging, etc. Students will learn to trace the control flow of register information into, through, and out of logic programs using register manipulation techniques. This knowledge will provide the basis from which to comprehend and help diagnose and solve in-plant control problems more quickly.

Review the major functional components of the Modicon programmable controller system.
Review relays, timers, counters, and calculate function blocks.
Explore and test the functionality of the calculate, move, matrix, PID, and read/write function blocks as they apply to your system.
Develop labs to test your understanding of function blocks associated with register manipulation.
Apply knowledge to troubleshoot subprograms selected from your own system.
Develop methods to test programs, develop traps, and to follow the flow of information through a series of function blocks.
Use diagnostic skills to determine if the problem is hardware, software, or field device.
Determine if the circuit is really off. Discuss appropriate safety issues.
Apply troubleshooting techniques using the Taylor software as a diagnostic tool.

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