RSLogix 500 Addressing Tutorial

If you’re new to Allen-Bradley PLC programming, I’m going to give you some information that you can put to work…immediately! In this brief tutorial I’ll walk you through the basics of addressing discrete inputs, outputs, binary bits, timers and counters. You will need RSLogix 500 or Micro to be able to test the concepts of […]

Beginner’s PLC Overview Part 4 of 4: PLC Ladder Logic

Beginner’s PLC Overview Series Outline Introduction to PLCs PLC Processors (CPU) PLC Inputs and Outputs (I/O) PLC Ladder Logic When people ask me what I do, I usually say something like “I work as an engineer for an electrical company”. If they are curious enough to ask more, I usually tell them that I do some […]

Beginner’s PLC Overview Part 3 of 4: PLC Inputs and Outputs (I/O)

Beginner’s PLC Overview Series Outline Introduction to PLCs PLC Processors (CPU) PLC Inputs and Outputs (I/O) PLC Ladder Logic Welcome to part 3 of the “Beginner’s PLC Overview” series! Before we get started, if you have not read Part 1 and Part 2, I recommend that you do that now before continuing this post. Ok, moving on, in […]

Beginner’s PLC Overview Part 2 of 4: PLC Processors (CPUs)

Beginner’s PLC Overview Series Outline Introduction to PLCs PLC Processors (CPU) PLC Inputs and Outputs (I/O) PLC Ladder Logic In part 1 of the “Beginner’s PLC Overview”, I gave an introduction to PLCs. We talked about what PLCs are, their history, and how they work. If you haven’t read it yet be sure to start […]

Beginner’s PLC Overview Part 1 of 4: Introduction to PLCs

If you are interested in learning about PLCs and/or PACs, but you are not sure where to start, then this Beginner’s PLC Overview blog series has been written for you! After you’ve read this 4-part series you should be able to identify the primary components of a PLC system and have a basic understanding of […]

Welcome to myPLCtraining.com!

Welcome! My name is Stephen Gates and I’m glad you’re here. I’m excited to launch this resource aimed at helping you learn valuable information about PLCs and industrial automation in order to improve your current skill set or allow to change your career entirely! My experience is primarily with Allen-Bradley PLCs and Rockwell Automation software. So, […]