This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of programmable controller operation using Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems. Topics to be presented will include basic system configurations and hardware, relay-equivalent instructions, timers and counters, data manipulation commands, and searching/program documentation. Learn how to identify and configure all input/output hardware. Recognize and list the function and interpret the indicators located on the processor module. Demonstrate how to create and delete program files, data files, and database files. You will be able to explain how to utilize the memory map to monitor memory usage, create and delete data files, examine the concepts of file elements and words, and recognize proper addressing procedures and instruction commands appropriate for the PLC family of processors. In addition, explain how to create and execute a given program to verify its operation, how to debug and correct programming or logic errors, and how to save and retrieve the PLC processor memory onto the hard-disk drive of the computer. This class is part of the Industrial Maintenance program.