Expanded with new lessons on Ethernet drivers, BOOTP, OSRs, Photo Eyes, Floating Point, and much more!
In this new “Second Edition,” I have re-recorded every single lesson, allowing me to expand many of the lessons, add additional hands-on lessons, and incorporate more real world scenarios from my twenty five years in the field.
The result is a deeper and more interesting course guaranteed to help electricians, technicians, and even hobbyist learn how to use and program Allen-Bradley PLCs.
Want to get started learning right away?
Or would you like to take your course on the road?
In either of these cases the digital edition of the course may be for you!
If your preference is for the DVD edition, I am currently taking pre-orders (PO’s, Company Checks, and Credit Cards accepted) in order to place a bulk order.
Update: Course DVDs now in stock!
Common Questions about PLC Basics, Second Edition:
Why did you choose the MicroLogix 1000 and 1100 for this course?
Great question! They’re the only two Rockwell PLCs that not only have free programming software (RSLogix Micro Starter Lite) but also have a free emulator!
This means students who learn on those two PLCs can take the entire course at home, doing all of the lessons on their own PC without having to buy any hardware at all!
The only other A-B PLCs with free software are the Micro800s, and while I’m planning on making a course for them, I also have to concede that learning on a Micro800 just simply does not prepare users to program the MicroLogix, SLC-500, PLC-5, and ControlLogix. It’s just too different.
It’s been nearly two years since my original Kickstarter and the first edition of the course, and in that time I’ve learned a lot more about producing a video training course.
And with thousands of online and DVD students from over forty five different countries, I’ve also had the pleasure of talking to hundreds of students to learn what they would like added to the first edition.