EIC225 Programmable Controllers (CC BY)
This course studies the use of solid-state control equipment, primarily the programmable controller and associated solid-state sensors to control equipment, machinery or complete processes. Includes concepts of solid-state logic, characteristics of solid-state sensors; conversions of relay logic control systems to programmable control systems; and microprocessor-based systems and remote control of processes. Enables the student to design, implement and test control systems in the laboratory to meet specifically-assigned control problems. Emphasizes accuracy, safety and National Electrical Code requirements.
Programmable Controllers (CC BY)
This is an upper level course in programmable logic controllers (PLC). The course includes the following topics: PLC overview, the input/output section, processor unit, programming the devices, memory organization, ladder diagrams, numbering systems, relay instructions, beginning programming, and professionalism
Videos and simulations
A series of 3D simulations on Programmable Logic Controllers.
This History of Ladder Logic (CC YouTube Licence)
Ladder Logic is the language used to program PLCs. This video gives a little background about how ladder logic came to be and gives a brief overview of how to use it.