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Hello, I am an electrician in the Orlando Fl market. I am looking to get PLC training and was wondering if anybody knows of a place that would be good to get such training or someone who is looking to hire entry level. Thanks again.
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I hear this same question asked over and over on different forums, because I believe people without past PLC knowledge have some misconceptions.

PLC is a generic term- way to broad in scope.

Because every manufacturer of Programmable Logic Controllers has their own entirely different software, each is quite unique. To learn Siemans S5 or S7 is great, but you will not have a clue about Allen Bradley Contrologix much less anything about an antiquated Square D platform.

Each must be learned on their own.

The thing you should be learning is ladder logic, and Boolean math. These are the basics of all PLC's.

Just getting "on-line" to monitor I/O with a manufacture you are unfamiliar with can be a trial, much less doing any programming.

So before you spend good money taking a class, know what manufacture you will be dealing with and save yourself some headache.
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