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Douglas Bell 
InterConnecting Automation Inc. 
414 425-8348 


Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 4:30 PM CDT

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$875 early registration three weeks or more prior to class start

$895 within three weeks of class.


Hampton Inn Gurnee\Chicago 
5550 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031

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April 2023 Chicago IL Advanced PLC Class 

Who should attend?

Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Plant Operations Managers, Maintenance Personnel or other personnel involved in planning, design and setup of manufacturing facilities and personnel who encounter control systems in their course of daily functions. It will also benefit those who might be programming, installing equipment, maintaining equipment, purchasing or implementing cost reduction and automation programs, or maintaining and troubleshooting PLC based equipment.

This course is designed for people who have previous experience in PLC programming and would like to improve their programming and troubleshooting skills.

You should already have taken the Introductory Programming Course or have real world experience before taking this course.

What are the Benefits?

  • You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Automationdirect.com, PLCs, I/O, and C-More Operator Panels.
  • Excellent training for maintenance staff enabling them to troubleshoot and install PLCs.

What to Expect:

Plenty of Hands-ON! : There is NO BETTER WAY to learn PLC programming than to dig in and start programming! From DAY ONE you will be learning how to configure, specify, program and troubleshoot a REAL PLC control system! Each work station has an actual PLC complete with functional Inputs and Outputs. The instructor, Doug Bell, draws on his diverse background to make the programming examples reflect REAL-WORLD situations in such a manner that WILL keep you interested throughout the entire course.

Course Contents

PLC Programming

  • Debug and fix programs that do not work.
  • Learn how to reduce multiple rungs of ladder into one.
  • Learn how to scale multiple analog inputs with one rung.
  • Create programs based on specification given to you in class.
  • Learn TABLE and POINTER comands and their use.
  • Learn the functions and program C-More Panels.
  • Wire, program and use Terminator and 205 Remote I/O.
  • Write ’structured’ programs using Stage programming.
  • Debug, diagnose, and program PLCs over a cell phone.
  • Write a program to control a working model of a robotic welder over the network.


  • Serial–RS-232 & RS-422
  • Ethernet–Wired, Wireless, Fiber Optic, MAC, IP, PLC, Addressing
  • Learn how to use photoeyes, proximity switches and encoders.
  • Networking with Multiple PLs & PLC Master/Slave.
  • Learn how to wire a PLC Network and write the supporting program using the network read and write commands.
  • Read the motor speed (from an Encoder mounted on a motor to High Speed Counter inputs) and display on a remote PLC
  • Control the motor speed from a master PLC to a Slave with motor/encoder setup.
  • Display your motor speed on training systems throughout the room.

There is a fee charged by the provider of the checkout process (above and beyond the credit card processing fee charged to us) when you check out. If you would rather not pay the checkout processing fee you can call you order into 414-425-8348 and we can take the registration over the phone.

Cancellations after registering of 30 days or more prior to the class will be issued a full refund ,minus the credit card processing fee. Cancellations of 30 days or less will forfeit the registration fee.