This course is presented in collaboration with NGTS Training Centre and the qualification is assessed against National Unit Standards, listed under the auspices of MERSETA, with QCTO.
This course introduces the learner to the field of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Control Systems Technology (CST)
This course has a theoretical and practical component (control panel simulation using the Siemens PLC S7-200). This means that the learner will receive a lecture conducted by an expert facilitator after which the learning experience is enhanced by a practical session where the learner has the opportunity to practice installing, wiring and programming the S7 200 PLC hardware, circuits and programming that was covered during the theoretical lecture.
A facilitator is always at hand to continuously address any questions and to assist the learner where necessary.
The following SECTIONS are covered by the course:
- Hardware Configuration
- Software Installation
- Basic Settings
- First Programming exercise
Hardware Configuration topics
- Assembly and installation of the Hardware
- Details of the S7-200 CPU
Software Installation topics
- Installing STEP 7 Micro/Win for Beginners
- Starting STEP 7
- Using the help system
Basic Settings topics
- Connecting communication cable
- Configuring the S7-200 Communication
- Preforming the first function test
First Programming exercise topics
- Writing the program
- Opening the program exercise
- Downloading the program
- Function and test of the exercise program
- Elements of the Ladder logic, function Blocks Diagram and Statement list
- Transforming a circuit diagram
- Status view(ONLINE)
The learner will be provided with:
- A well designed learner guide.
- Equipment and material, at our training centre, required to perform all the tasks during the course. (Panels and Programming devices such as Laptops and Desk tops).
- Assessments will be performed throughout the course.
- After completion of the course the learner will receive a certificate of competency.
There are two options available to the learner. The course can either be done as a full-time course or a part-time course. The times below are applicable.
4 days, Monday to Thursday (9:00 – 15:00)
2 Weekends, Saturday (9:00 – 14:00) and Sunday (9:00 – 13:00)