Introduction To Programmable Controllers

£ + VAT

Introduction To Programmable Controllers

£ + VAT

Course Content


To provide a working knowledge of the principles of programmable controllers and their process plant applications.


There are no pre-requisites required.

Course Duration

The course is 5 days in duration.

Optimum Number

The optimum number of persons on this course is 8.

Course Language

The course is delivered in English.  Therefore candidates must have a good standard of both written and verbal English.

Courses can be delivered in other languages however, this would need to be discussed prior to acceptance on the course. It is the responsibility of the person making the booking to make Roxby aware of this requirement.

Training Aids

Use will be made of a Roxby PowerPoint presentation, course notes and discussion. Hands on practical exercises are incorporated.


Course Objectives

Introduction to Programmable Controllers

  • Programmable Control System
  • Programmable Control Units

The Programmable Controller Central Processing Unit

  • The Microprocessor
  • Numbering Systems
  • Diagnostics
  • The Key Switch
  • The Scan Cycle


  • Read Only Memory
  • Read/Write Memory
  • Memory Map


  • Digital Input Methods
  • Digital Output Methods
  • Analogue Input Example
  • Analogue Output Example

Programming Operations

  • Addressing
  • Ladder Diagrams
  • Timers
  • Counters
  • Shift Registers
  • Flip-flop
  • Latches
  • Master Control and Jump Relays
  • Forcing

Glossary of Terms

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