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Hardware for PLCs 210
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Class Information ToolingU.com classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The typical class consists of 12 to 25 lessons and will take approximately one hour to complete. Class Name: Description: Hardware for PLCs 210 This class covers the characteristics and functions of different types of PLC hardware, and provides basic troubleshooting procedures and maintenance tips. Includes an Interactive Lab. 450200 Intermediate 15 English Below are all the competencies and job programs that contain the class Hardware for PLCs 210. Job programs are our traditional class lists organized according to common job functions. Competencies are our latest job-specific curricula that help tie online learning to practical, hands-on tasks. Click on any title to view its details. Competencies Control/Automation Technician

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Class Outline Objectives PLC Hardware Fixed PLC Configuration Modular PLC Configuration Power Supply Central Processing Unit CPU Memory Input/Output Modules Programming Device Indicator Lamps Optional PLC Hardware PLC Networks PLC Hardware Installation and Maintenance Troubleshooting Errors Summary Class Vocabulary Address Backup Battery Battery Low Bit Block I/O Central Processing Unit Configuration Controller CPU Diagnostic Routine Digital

Class Objectives Define PLC hardware. Describe fixed PLC configuration. Describe modular PLC configuration. Describe PLC power supply. Describe the PLC central processing unit. Differentiate between types of CPU memory. Describe PLC input/output modules. Describe PLC programming devices. Describe PLC indicator lamps. Describe optional PLC hardware. Describe PLC communication networks. Describe PLC hardware installation and maintenance. Describe how to troubleshoot PLC error messages.

The unique location assigned to each I/O module so that it may be correctly referenced and signaled by the PLC program. A battery inside the CPU that protects the system from data loss in the case of power failure. The operating life of lithium backup batteries is 3 to 5 years. An indicator lamp on a PLC that indicates the battery is low on power and needs to be recharged or replaced. A single numerical unit in the binary number system. Bit is short for "binary digit." A smaller type of PLC that is a self-contained box. A block I/O PLC has fewer input and output modules. The the main device that processes information and carries out instructions in a PLC. Also known as the CPU, processor, or controller. The specific combination of components used to create a PLC system. The two main types of PLC configuration are block I/O and rack I/O. The main device that processes information and carries out instructions in a PLC. Also known as the CPU, or processor. Central Processing Unit. The main device that processes information and carries out instructions in a PLC. Also known as the processor or controller. A set of computer instructions for investigating or analyzing the cause or nature of errors or failures in the PLC. The two main types of PLC errors are fatal and non-fatal. Consisting of information that is input or output electronically as a series of pulses or signals either "on" or "off," often resulting in binary strings of 0s and 1s.

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An operational mode in which a PLC is not accepting inputs. and programming device. Indicator lamps are used to show the status of inputs. A PLC configuration in which each component is split into a separate unit. outputs. An indicator lamp on a PLC that indicates when the inputs and outputs are being forced on and off by the PLC program. An error that prevents the PLC system from functioning. A secure area in which programs are protected from unauthorized changes. Also known as man-machine interface.PLCs Training http://www. Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory. Also known as a PC. ON and OFF. The jack where an input/output device is physically connected to a PLC. A piece of hardware that is not part of the main PLC system. The input relays transfer signals to the internal relays.Hardware for PLCs 210 . A signal that has two states. Also known as an LED. A secure area in which programs are protected from unauthorized changes. A control switch that prevents the PLC system from being run or programmed. PLC hardware includes the CPU. Local Area Network. EPROM can be read. A computer networking communication protocol that gives all devices equal ability to send information to other devices. initiating and controlling all communications to the remote I/Os. Also known as a LAN. A communications network that connects computers and their devices together over a relatively short distance. or other storage media. Light Emitting Diode. or IC. Also known as ESD. A light-emitting diode on a PLC that provides information on the operating condition of various parts of the PLC. The physical connection on a PLC where an input or output is plugged in. input/output section. A microchip is an example of an integrated circuit. An outdated computer backup system used to store data onto magnetic tape. A semiconductor device that emits a narrow-spectrum of light in a forward direction. such as the same room or the same building. Linear power supply has a very smooth voltage. A PLC programming device that combines a display screen and keypad all in one unit. The jack where an output device is physically connected to a PLC. Storage can be built into the CPU in the form of RAM. An operational switch on a PLC that makes outputs inoperable or forces them off. An operational mode in which a PLC is connected to the system network and ready to accept inputs. Specially assigned keys allow you to enter program instructions. Electrical noise is problematic to solid state devices because they cannot differentiate between an intended electrical pulse and an unintended electrical spike. An AC power line disturbance caused by sudden changes in the load. A semiconductor device that emits a narrow-spectrum of light in a forward direction. changes. 2 of 3 7/10/2012 12:08 AM . The output relays signals to external output devices.html Class Vocabulary DIN Rail Disable Discrete Electrical Noise Electrostatic Discharge EPROM Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory Fatal Error Fault Fixed PLC Force I/O Hand-held Programmer Hardware Human-machine Interface I/O Module IC Chip Indicator Lamp Input Module LAN LED Light-emitting Diode Linear Power Local Area Network Magnetic Backup Master-slave Relationship Memory Memory Size Micro PLC Modular PLC Module Multiplexing Noise Non-fatal Error Nonvolatile Off Offline Online Output Module Peer-to-peer Relationship Peripheral Device Personal Computer A metal track or rail to which PLCs and other motor control devices can be easily attached or removed. typically a touchscreen or screen and keypad. An extremely compact fixed PLC with block I/O. and the operating conditions of the CPU. tapes. A communications network that connects computers and their devices together over a relatively short distance. ROM and EPROM are examples of nonvolatile memory. 1 kilobyte of computer memory = 1. power supply. Nonvolatile computer memory preserves any data it contains in the event of a power loss. Fixed PLCs combine all of the main components into a single unit that contains the CPU. The place in a computer where information is held in storage for the CPU. the CPU acts as the master. Electrical noise is problematic to solid state devices because they cannot differentiate between an intended electrical pulse and an unintended electrical spike. and navigate and troubleshoot the PLC system. An error that will not interfere with the basic operation of the PLC. and power supply. The amount of information that can be stored in a memory chip. The input modules transfer signals to the internal relays. A type of wiring that allows multiple signals to be processed through a single channel. A computer networking communication protocol in which one device or process controls one or more other devices. A modular PLC lets you have as many inputs and outputs as you want. between a computer system and a person.com/class-450210-hardware-for-plcs.024 bits. In a PLC network.toolingu. single-user computer. The PLC will typically de-energize all outputs when this LED is activated. input/output sections. such as the same room or the same building. Fatal errors are usually caused by major programming errors or hardware problems. EPROM can be read. The output modules transfer signals from the internal relays. The jack where an input device is physically connected to a PLC. A discharge of static electricity that can potentially cause injury or damage components while soldering. A type of AC power supply that uses a transformer to convert the AC to a lower voltage. or it can be remote from the CPU in the form of hard disks. but it is difficult to change. Multiplexing is used to save on wiring and I/O ports. An AC power line disturbance caused by sudden changes in the load. A miniaturized electrical network used to transmit electric power. A communication device. but provides inputs and accepts outputs from the PLC. Hardware is the physical equipment used in a computer system. The number of inputs and outputs cannot be expanded. A small. An indicator lamp on a PLC that lights up when there is an error in the PLC system. but it is difficult to change.

ToolingU. or power transitions in large equipment on the same power line." often resulting in binary strings of 0s and 1s.PLCs Training http://www. Software keys are rapidly replacing physical keys. A larger type of PLC that is a collection of I/O cards that are linked together and stored in a rack. short surge in voltage. A rack I/O can handle thousands of inputs and outputs. Turning a computer off and then turning it back on. Stores data that can be read but not written to or changed. Also known as the CPU or controller.toolingu. Read Only Memory. An operational mode of the CPU of a PLC that checks if inputs and outputs are working without actually energizing the input/output circuits or devices. this data is the program that runs the PLC. used to enter instructions into the PLC.COM 3615 Superior Avenue East Building 44. RAM is also called read/write memory. usually a personal computer.com/class-450210-hardware-for-plcs. Voltage spikes can be caused by lightning.html Class Vocabulary PLC Power Power Cycling Power Supply Printer Processor Program Mode Programmable Logic Controller Programming Device Proprietary Network Protocol Rack Rack I/O RAM Random Access Memory Read Only Memory Recorder/player Remote I/O Remote I/O Network ROM Run Run Mode Software Key Stand-alone Device Switching Power Test Mode Volatile Voltage Spike Programmable Logic Controller. An operational mode of the CPU of a PLC that allows the system to run.com Book Store Testing Products Solutions About Us Customer Portal Events Take a Tour Request a Quote 30-Day Free Trial Contact Us Sitemap | Terms of Use | Privacy | Meetings TOOLINGU. A temporary storage area in which data can be immediately stored and accessed. Volatile computer memory loses any stored information when power is removed from the CPU. A PLC network designed by a manufacturer for a specific brand of PLCs. A device. The main device that processes information and carries out instructions in a PLC. An enclosure with slots in it that is to connect multiple parts of a PLC. but no changes can be made to the program. Input/output modules that are located far away from the CPU of the PLC. but no changes can be made to the program. Digital information is input or output electronically as a series of pulses or signals either "on" or "off. A separate power source for a PLC that converts the standard incoming 120VAC to the low voltage DC that the CPU requires. RAM is also called read/write memory. A software key is a number or a code you enter on a keypad order to access functions on the PLC. All rights reserved. Power cycling is usually done to clear PLC errors. Random Access Memory.Hardware for PLCs 210 . A digital power supply. OH 44114 Toll Free: +1 (866) 706-8665 © Copyright 2012 Tooling University. A device that outputs the data on a computer screen to a sheet of paper. The language spoken between computers to help them exchange information. A device used for storing computer data in a different area or medium than the CPU. Typically. that is not permanently connected to a communications network. LLC. An operational switch on the CPU that allows the system to run. typically a computer. 6th Floor Cleveland. Some programming devices are small enough to fit in your hand. this data is the program that runs the PLC. This light should always be on when the PLC is operating. Stores data that can be read but not written to or changed. A temporary storage area in which data can be immediately stored and accessed. 3 of 3 7/10/2012 12:08 AM . usually around 5V. Typically. An operational mode of the CPU of a PLC that is used for monitoring and changing the PLC program. short circuits. RAM is an example of volatile memory. A processor-driven device that uses logic based software to provide electrical control to machines. A processor driven device that uses logic based software to provide electrical control to machines. power outages. An indicator light on a PLC that indicates the PLC has been turned on. A device. A sudden. A type of communications network created by PLC manufacturers to support input/output devices that are located far away from the CPU of the PLC.

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