Course Outlines

Our courses have been designed from our many years of experience. We know what our customers expect when they attend our training, so we’ve crafted our material accordingly. 

MAC Programming

Duration:  2 days

Cost: $990 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those who will be using or maintaining Omron’s MAC solution – NJ/NX

Prerequisites:
Previous experience of PLC programming would be an advantage 

Topics covered: 
Introduction to NJ controller hardware, Introduction to EtherCAT, IEC 61131-3 style programming: POUs (Programs, Functions and Function Blocks), Tasks and cycle time, Program simulation 

MAC Motion

Duration:  2 days

Cost: $990 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those who will be using or maintaining servo drives using the SYSMAC solution – NJ/NX hardware

Prerequisites:
Attendance in the NJ Automaton course would be a definite advantage

Topics covered: 
Introduction to Servo hardware, Introduction to Servo parameters, Setting up an Axis, Test run operations, Programming via PLCopen Function Blocks for Continuous moves, Discrete moves (with blending), Synchronous moves, Coordinated moves, Touch probe, Error handling

MAC Safety

Duration:  2 days

Cost: $990 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those who will be using or maintaining safety systems using the SYSMAC solution  – NJ/NX hardware 

Prerequisites:
Attendance in the NJ Automaton course would be a definite advantage 

Topics covered: 
Introduction to Machine Safety and the associated standards (AS4024:1-2014), What is a risk assessment, Outline of safety componentry, Safety programming using Functions Blocks and actual safety devices, Automatic program generation and reuse and Online functional test 

HMI Programming

Duration:  1 day

Cost: $495 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those configuring and maintaining HMI programs

Topics covered:
Separate courses can be run for the NS, NA and NB Series HMIs. Please specify your requirements.
Creating static screens objects such as text and shapes, creating dynamic screen objects such as lamps, touch switches, data display and data entry, Use of graphical objects, such as analogue meters, Alarming and table displays

Introduction to PLCs

Duration:  2 days

Cost: $990 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those requiring only elementary knowledge of PLC systems, such as maintenance staff 

Prerequisites:
Previous PLC knowledge is an advantage but not essential. 

Topics covered:
PLC system components, configuration & wiring, Memory matrix and addressing, Ladder diagrams, Introduction to Cx-Programmer, Program development, Maintenance and troubleshooting, Timers and counters, General application instructions

Advanced PLC Programming

Duration:  2 days

Cost: $990 +GST

Who should attend: 
PLC programmers, engineers or people making changes to existing machinery

Prerequisites:
Attendance of the Introduction to PLC course; previous PLC would be a definite advantage.   

Topics covered:
Numbering systems, Memory architecture and addressing, Timer/counter review, Instruction logic including general instructions, data instructions, arithmetic instructions, logic instructions, subroutines and sequencing. Introduction to networks, analog I/O and special instructions

Function Block Programming

Duration:  1 day

Cost: $495 +GST

Who should attend: 
PLC programmers, engineers or people who have attended the Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers training

Prerequisites:
Attendance of the Advanced PLC course; previous PLC would be a definite advantage.  

Topics covered:
What are Function Blocks and why use them, Using Omron Functions Blocks and modifying them, Creating Functions Blocks using Ladder Diagram, Creating Function Blocks in Structured Text, Error Handling in Function Blocks

Network Communications

Duration:  1 day

Cost: $495 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those who will be configuring and maintaining industrial networks

Prerequisites:
Previous experience of networks and programming would be an advantage

Topics covered: 
General networking theory, FINS protocol and routing tables, CX-Integrator and Network Configurator software, EtherNet, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT, Communicating via SEND and RECV instructions, Controller Link and Data Links

Introduction to Vision systems

Duration:  1 day

Cost: $495 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those who will be maintaining a visual inspection system 

Prerequisites:
Previous experience in vision or graphic programming would be an advantage 

Topics covered: 
What is Vision, Selecting Lighting and Lens, Configuration of Controller, Measurement Tools, Setting up Scenes, Setting up Measurement Windows and Tolerance, Application Examples

Advanced Vision systems

Duration:  1 day

Cost: $495 +GST

Who should attend: 
Those who will be programming or maintaining a visual inspection system

Prerequisites:
Attendance in the Introduction to Vision systems would be an advantage 

Topics covered: 
Position Compensation, Output Selection, Wiring and I/O Setup, Communications, Use of Multiple Cameras, USB or SD card (Back up Data/Images) and Application Examples