The Basic course increases your ability to maintain and troubleshoot your Modicon Unity automation system. You will learn what the different types of FFB function blocks and how to modify and troubleshoot using these Unity elements. The Basic course will explore simple programs in IEC editors such as Elementary Functions (EF), Elementary Function Block (EFB), Derived Function Block (DFB), procedures and Derived Data Types (DDT). This knowledge will provide you the basis from which to comprehend complicated automation control circuits, use the system diagnostics more competently, and help you diagnose and solve in-plant control problems more quickly. This is a four (4) day course Prerequisite: Modicon Quantum General Openness or instructor approval.
Understand the major functional components within Unity software. How
these components are integrated to form a programming and troubleshooting
Learn how the software imports and exports projects..
Create, edit, and modify the programmable controller's program, both online
Complete controller configuration for the processor, remote processor,
distributed I/O, terminal I/O, and hot standby. (Quantum Unity and M340
Understand the Unity database, project file structure and understand the
difference between the virtual world and the real world when
Install Unity software on a computer and configure it to communicate with Modicon programmable controllers. (Modbus and Modbus Plus communications.)
Open, close and save projects and sections of existing control projects
to and from your Modicon Unity controller to a project file.
Edit programs using the network editor features (cut, paste, delete,
Explore the use of Analyze Section and Analyze Project for
troubleshooting and monitoring program functionality.
Learn to use the built-in Unity Simulator for programming and
Document programs, attaching pneumonic descriptors, wire tag numbers and
locations, long comments, short comments, and maintenance notes to Modicon
Attach directly to the programmable controller to monitor and perform
online programming, diagnostics, documenting, and troubleshooting.
Explore the six (6) different IEC-61131-3 program editors: Function Block Diagram, (FBD); Sequential Functional Chart, (SFC); Ladder
Logic Diagram, (LL); Instruction List, (IL); 984 Ladder Logic (984LL) and Structured Text, (ST).