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Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are used to direct and manage automated systems in different industries. This course introduces you to programmable controllers and their common uses.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the role of programmable controllers in automated processes
  • Understand how digital circuits work
  • Describe the different types and functions of programmable controllers
  • Understand the general structure of a PLC
  • Understand how sensors and other devices are physically connected to a PLC
  • Describe the internal structure of a PLC central processing unit (CPU)
  • Explain basic concepts of PLC programming
  • Describe real-world applications for PLCs

Estimated completion time (hours): 10.6