American Trainco, the leading provider of training for maintenance personnel, announced the introduction of a new modular class format for programmable logic controller (PLC) training. The new format allows American Trainco to meet the needs of diverse students.
“Many of our students have told us that they either need to focus on programming, or to start from the beginning with PLC basics,” said John Schuster, president and CEO. “Providing this modular format allows us to serve both types of students with quality instruction, while still providing an option for those who want both an introduction to PLCs and an opportunity to explore in-depth programming and applications.”
The new class format allows students to choose between a two-day class or a four-day class. The two-day class PLCs for Non-Programmers helps people who already have a basic understanding of PLCs to identify and interpret ladder logic, and to understand common problems and troubleshooting methods. The PLC Programming and Applications class is a two-day class that focuses on helping students learn how to modify and write ladder logic programs, and is ideal for students who have already taken PLCs for Non-Programmers or who have a strong understanding of PLCs and just want to delve more deeply into the programming.
For those who need both the introduction and the hands-on instruction in programming, the four-day class, PLC Workshop: From Introduction to Application, is designed to introduce the novice to PLCs, PLC operations, and PLC programming. This class combines the PLCs for Non-Programmers and PLC Programming and Applications classes for an intensive experience.
has been successfully training maintenance workers since 2002. They provide training in electrical and mechanical topics, such as electrical safety and arc flash, electrical troubleshooting, air conditioning and refrigeration, boiler safety, pump systems, and programmable logic controllers.