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.