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Industrial Automation Software Programming Fundamentals

This three-day course will help you acquire the fundamental knowledge to design, configure, connect, program, commission, and document Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) projects using Control Expert (formerly Unity Pro) and Plant SCADA (formerly Citect SCADA) software.

It is designed for users with no previous PLC and SCADA programming experience, and experienced programmers who are new to Control Expert and Plant SCADA as a guide to the differences between these software packages and other solutions.

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Control Expert
  • Communicate with a PLC using Control Expert
  • Use TCP/IP communication in Control Expert
  • Use Control Expert for motor control
  • Create Plant SCADA projects and graphics
  • Set up communications between Plant SCADA and PLC
  • Add and configure equipment in Plant SCADA
  • Apply security in Plant SCADA
  • Program HMI touch panels

About the Presenter

The course is delivered by Dr Octavian Bass, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University. Octavian holds a PhD from the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. He has held research positions at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hull University (UK), and Utsunomiya University (Japan). Prior to joining Edith Cowan University, Octavian was a Lecturer at James Cook University from 2006 to 2009. His fields of interest include smart grid technologies, renewable energy resources, and non-linear dynamics in power electronics.

Course Details

The delivery mode of this short course consists of face-to-face hands-on workshops in an on-campus state-of-the-art industrial automation laboratory.

Date: TBA

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