Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are by textbook definition "solid-state members of the computer family, using integrated circuits instead of electromechanical devices to implement control functions." More simply put, PLCs are the computers that use programmable logic to control automated machinery whether it is in a manufacturing plant or in an amusement park.
If your company is a chemical/petrochemical, glass/film, good/beverage, lumber/pulp paper, manufacturing/machining, metal, mining, power or any other company that uses Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to perform various control tasks, then your company will be interested in the upcoming PLC classes at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Newton Campus Building D & Conference Center in Covington.
Our Allen Bradley PLC-5 and SLC-500 trained instructor offers high-tech, hands-on, and up-to date instruction. Georgia Piedmont Tech's Advanced Manufacturing Center lab utilizes Allen Bradley PLC-5 and SLC-500 PLCs and the software used is Rockwell RS Logix 5 and 500 products. With advance notice, other types of PLCs are available. The PLC program is a successful program at Georgia Piedmont Tech. Local companies are able to provide this training for a fraction of the cost charged by metro Atlanta companies without the employees having to drive to Atlanta. Many shift employees are able take the PLC training by leaving work early or coming in late and still work part of their shifts.
Seimens PLC classes are also available.
Prerequisite: Computer experience in Windows and Word and electrical experience in relay logic/ladder diagrams
Windows and Word and Electricity classes can be arranged before the PLC dates.
For more information, contact Georgia Piedmont Tech's Newton Campus Building D & Conference Center at (770) 786-9522 Ext. 5000.