Principles of Controllers

The Principles of Control training program, or unit, is designed to familiarize trainees with the basic operating principles of controllers used with discrete input/output devices and analog input/output devices. After completing this program, the trainees should be able to explain the control logic used in systems with discrete (digital) I/O, describe how to troubleshoot systems that use individual relays and solid state controllers, and describe how to program a PLC and troubleshoot PLC system problems. They should also be able to explain how analog variables can be converted to digital data and vice-versa, describe PID control, describe common controller options and applications, and describe how to diagnose problems in single and multiple control loops.



Duration: 2 hours