Suggested Prerequisites
While P-SIM 1000 is intended for the beginner with little familiarity of either programmable logic controllers or relay ladder logic concepts, it is helpful to have a little background in electricity. Familiarity with what basic electrical circuits and circuit components such as batteries, wires and switches, is useful.
Testing and Evaluation
Each of the 10 lessons has a "test your knowledge" section associated with it. There are 8 questions in each of the 10 lessons. At the end of the eighth question the student may get a summary of the results of the individual test. The summary includes the score out of 8 as well as the number of attempts per question. The test data is automatically saved to hard disk. The results may also be saved to a floppy disk. This option is selected by clicking on Quit from the main menu and selecting SAVE MENU DATA.
After completing all 10 lessons, the student can get an overall summary of results on all 80 questions. This can be obtained by clicking on the EVALUATION section under TEST RESULTS from the main menu. The evaluation section is a useful feedback mechanism as it displays in bar form the number of attempts associated with each question as well as the overall results. This will help in determining any remedial action.
Test results can be loaded from the floppy disk at the start of a session. This is done from the TEST RESULTS selection on the main menu.
In addition, test data can be initialized to zero attempts from the TEST RESULTS selection on the main menu.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 3.11 or Windows 95
  • IBM compatible PC 486 DX 33 (Pentium Recommended)
  • 8 MB  RAM (16 MB recommended)
  • Hard disk drive with 10 MB Free
  • 1.44 MB 3.5"  diskette drive
  • VGA color display
  • Further practice and skills development After completing P-SIM 1000, the student should practice his/her programming skills on a simulator. The P-SIM 2000 simulator is an excellent program that emulates a ladder logic development program and allows the student to test his/her program on a simulated process.
    What is the P-SIM 1000?  
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         P-SIM 1000 is a computer based training program designed to develop the skills required for programming programmable logic controllers. For further information about the P-SIM 1000 read the P-SIM 1000 specification which outlines how it is administered, structured and how it interacts with the P-SIM 2000.
     
    Who can Benefit from the P-SIM 1000?  
         P-SIM 1000 is designed for anyone who desires to program a programmable logic controller. This could include: Students, Electricians, Technicians and technologists, Engineers.
     
    Lesson Summary  
    Lesson 1 - Introduction to the PLC  
    • Describes the PLC.
    • Introduces the various modules and their functions in a typical PLC.
    • Describes a typical PLC type of application.
     
    Lesson 2 - Introduction to ladder logic  
    • Relates a simple electrical circuit and its corresponding relay ladder logic diagram.
    • Describes the operation of a relay.
    • Introduces concept of normally open and normally closed contacts.
     
    Lesson 3 - And'd normally open contacts  
    • Reviews concept of normally open and relates to PLC term - examine if closed
    • Introduces logic And operation and And gate
    • Relates a relay ladder logic diagram to a ladder logic program.
     
    Lesson 4 - Or'd normally open contact  
    • Introduces logical Or operation and Or gate.
    • Relates a relay logic diagram using Or operation to a ladder logic program.
     
    Lesson 5 - Normally open / normally closed contacts  
    • Reviews maintained and momentary push buttons.
    • Relates a relay ladder logic diagram using normally open and normally closed operation to ladder logic program.
     
    Lesson 6 - Interlocked logic  
    • Introduces concept of Not.
    • Reviews concept of normally open and normally closed relay contacts.
    • Relates normally closed concept to examine if open.
    • Describes the concept of the interlock.
    • Relates a relay ladder logic diagram using interlock concept to a ladder logic program.
     
    Lesson 7 - Lockin using momentary contacts  
    • Introduces concept of latch.
    • Reviews concept of momentary and maintained push buttons.
    • Reviews concept of Not
    • Relates a relay ladder logic diagram using a lockin to ladder logic program.
     
    Lesson 8 - On delay timer  
    • Introduces on and off delay timers.
    • Describes use of accumulated time, preset time, and done contact.
    • Relates a hardware on delay timer to a ladder logic program implementation of an on delay timer.
     
    Lesson 9 - Traffic light logic  
    • Describes the relay ladder logic implementation of a traffic light logic circuit.
    • Relates the relay ladder logic implementation to a ladder logic program for the traffic light application.
    • Reviews the on delay timer.
     
    Lesson 10 - Counter application  
    • Introduces the up counter.
    • Describes use of the accumulated count, preset count, counter reset, and done contact.
    • Describes a ladder logic programming application that makes use of the up counter.
     
    Learning Outcome  
    When you have completed the lessons and tests, you will have developed the following skills:  
    • Identify the various components of a relay.
    • Identify the various programmable logic controller modules and their functions.
    • Produce a relay ladder drawing from an electric circuit.
    • Identify the differences and similarities between normally open (examine if closed) contacts, normally closed (examine if open) contacts, momentary push-button switches, and maintained push-button switches.
    • Produce a ladder logic program from a relay ladder logic circuit.
    • Use And, Or and Not logic components in developing a ladder logic program.
    • Use On delay timers in developing a ladder logic program.
    • Identify the differences between On delay and Off delay timers.
    • Use Up counters in developing a ladder logic program.
    • Use Latches or Lockins in developing a ladder logic program.
    • Use Interlocks in developing a ladder logic program.
    • Use Only delay timers, And, Or, Not, logic in developing traffic light application.
    • Use a counter, On delay timer, And, Or, Not, logic in developing a conveyor hopper bin loading application. 
     
     
    Pricing for P-SIM 1000  an Introduction to PLC Technology is as follows.  
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