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    Best Equipment for PLC

    If one were to learn PLC logic what would be he best equipment to learn- ie, the most popular I guess...What would that be and where would you go to learn it.
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    Someone can get started with basics fairly easily now. I started with AB because that was the only one represented in this area. Expensive product at the time, Expensive support. Now basic systems are available including a PLC, HMI, and free software for both for well under $1K. Online help via YouTube is available.

    I took night classes at tech schools and every control project became a PLC project including a couple Xmas carols set to controlling lights.

    I am still a rank amateur, but have managed the small projects I’ve done.

    There is a week long school in Georgia I would love to attend. Automation direct has an online forum as well as PLCS.net. I’m sure there are multiple others.
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    I am not really looking to get into PLC. I just thought since I got this forum off the ground I would start a thread for those interested.

    I hear that it pays good money. Anyone have an idea what a worker can make doing PLC.

    Btw, my son is teaching PLC at Asheville Community College in NC. He has tried teaches me bits but I am too unfocused to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    I am not really looking to get into PLC. I just thought since I got this forum off the ground I would start a thread for those interested.

    I hear that it pays good money. Anyone have an idea what a worker can make doing PLC.

    Btw, my son is teaching PLC at Asheville Community College in NC. He has tried teaches me bits but I am too unfocused to learn.
    What do they use for equipment?
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    I think they are using AB but not certain
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    So is the language different for different brands or is the logic the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    So is the language different for different brands or is the logic the same
    I've only done ladder logic for older AB, and ADs CLICK. I may have tried a couple others. The terms are different but the logic of how things operate were similar. Totally different levels of sophistication and capabilities for these two units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    I've only done ladder logic for older AB, and ADs CLICK. I may have tried a couple others. The terms are different but the logic of how things operate were similar. Totally different levels of sophistication and capabilities for these two units.

    My son just replied and said they are updating the pic lab and teaching Click in the intro class and AB and Siemens in the advanced class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    My son just replied and said they are updating the pic lab and teaching Click in the intro class and AB and Siemens in the advanced class.
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    Best PLC to learn

    I purchased a used Allen Bradley MicroLogix 1000 from EBAY for $50.00 a about 10 years ago. You can get a free download of RS Lynx Lite & Micrologix Light from the Allen Bradley website. I hooked the 1000 up to some switches to simulate inputs and some LED's for the outputs. Spent a lot of time playing with it and later moved up to the bigger AB products at work.

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