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Programmable Logic Controller Training

Looking for hands-on PLC training? Owens is the region’s leader in training the workforce to utilize this valuable industrial technology. Classes are available to individuals at our Arrowhead Learning Center in Maumee. Training is also available on demand for employers – with content and location custom-tailored to your company’s needs.

About PLCs

Most firms today employ individuals with skills in industrial automation and control. A programmable logic controller (PLC) is used to operate and control the operation of most machines operating in industry today. Owens offers a broad array of training courses that will help you gain valuable knowledge for utilizing this technology. Our courses are based on the popular Allen Bradley brand of PLC systems.

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Operation (16 hours)

Tuesdays, 9/8-9/29, 5:15–9:15 p.m., $395
Location: Maumee, (567) 661-7163 or

Recommended for students who have completed our Electric Controls class or have a background in electrical controls and would like to learn basic PLC operation. Training will focus on Allen-Bradley SLC 500 equipment, and the course fee includes both a text and computer software which will be used during class and can be used after class with most personal computers.

  • Industrial motor control symbols
  • Electrical print reading
  • Index, cross-referencing, wire numbers
  • Logic functions (and, or, not, nor, and nand)
  • Signal – Decision – Action
  • Control and Power sections
  • Single Phase and Three Phase

Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Training (15 hours)

Tuesdays, 10/27-11/17, 5:15-9:15 p.m., $395
Location: Maumee

ControlLogix is one of the newest controllers in industry today. If you have completed our Introduction to PLC Operation training or have a working knowledge of SLC 500 operation, consider the next step. Both a text and a ControlLogix DVD that explains all common tasks are provided as a part of the class.

Some topics below are covered only if time permits.

Overview Controllogix 5000 family of controllers Compact, Rack Mount and Brick

  1. Project Tree
  2. Tags
  3. Tasks
  4. Routines

Create a Project

  1. I/O Configuration
  2. Create New Tasks
  3. Create New Programs
  4. Create New Tags
  5. Controller
  6. Program
  7. Base
  8. Alias
  9. Array
  10. Counter
  11. Timer
  12. Create New Routines
  13. Create New Sub-routines

Create Ladder Logic

RSlinks Software

  1. Add and Configure Drivers
  2. Ethernet Communications - Computer and Controller - Networks
  3. Upload / Download Programs

Safety Circuit, Wiring of I/O modules and diagrams

Discrete instructions, Examine On/Off, Energize, Latch/Unlatch and logic gate functions. Rules for programming rungs of logic.

Editing methods, inserting and removing instructions and rungs.

Number systems

Timer instructions: TON, RTO, TOF, RES – Cascading and Freerunning

Counter instructions: CTU, CTD, - Combination and Cascading

Math instructions: ADD, SUB, MULT and DIV

Bit Shift, Byte Swap


Jump, label and MCR instructions

Subroutine Function instructions

Sequencer functions instructions

FIFO, TOD and FRD instructions

Trouble-shooting PLC’s

FANUC Robotics Training

Thursdays, 10/8-10/29, 5:15-9:15 p.m., $495
Location: Owens Perrysburg Township Campus

[detailed outline coming soon]

Fundamentals of FANUC Robotics

Join us for an introduction on robotic technology. Training will focus on FANUC robotic equipment. You will learn basic programming and machine language, as well as how to operate our FANUC robot.
  -- Complete class outline


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