Introduction to PLCs & SCADA HMIs

Dates: To be verified

Duration: 2 days

Location: 7 Centre Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone.

Accreditation: Certificate of Attendance

Full Fee: €795 Inclusive of course manual, lunch, and refreshments.

Programme overview

This two-day PLC / SCADA HMI course is designed to focus on the fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA HMi’s used in the industry.

Recommended Follow-on courses:

On completing the 2 Day PLC & SCADA HMI Course each participant can enrol in the

Siemens Simatic S7 – Level 1  and/or   PLCs – Allen Bradley using RSLogix 5000 – Level 1 and/or Siemens TIA-1200/1500 PLCs


Who is the course for

The Hands On 2 Day Intro PLC’s and SCADA HMi’s Workshop is designed as an introduction to personnel that wishes to advance their careers in to the world of Industrial Automation.

Course Pre-requisites

No prior knowledge of PLCs or SCADA HMis is required. This is a beginners course and all are welcome. The 2 Day PLC& SCADA HMI course assumes that course participants are able to operate a keyboard and have PC computer skills.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Design and Write basic PLC programs and generate SCADA HMI graphics for industrial applications.
  • Trouble Shoot hardware & software whilst using PLCs or SCADA HMI graphics.
  • Involve participants in workshops, designed to develop their own applications and advance their existing Step 7 programming skills.

Trainer Profile

Desmond Foley is the founder and MD of Focus Engineering. He has worked in the Automation Industry for more than 30 years.

Des has worked in many industries including Pharmaceutical, Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage and Medical Supplies.

He has been responsible for activities ranging from design, program development, testing and commissioning of PLC control systems, to the management of automation projects as a Senior Projects/Automation Engineer.

Qualifications Des has a BSc in Engineering, Dip in EE and Dip in HR.

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