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An Introduction to the PLCnext Platform
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An Introduction to the PLCnext Platform

Learn everything you need to know to get started with the PLCnext platform. You'll learn where to get the tools, how to install them, and the basics of their operation.

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Course overview

About This Course

The goal of this introductory course is to introduce you to the PLCnext platform as well as the suite of tools (software and hardware) within the ecosystem.

It will provide you with starting to understand where to get the tools, how to install them, and the basics of their operation.

Course content

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • ► Platform Introduction | 1:24
  • ► Hardware & Software Overview & Download | 6:04
  • Documents, Information & Q&A 1

PLCnext Basics

  • ► Connecting to the Controller | 7:16
  • ► PLCnext Web Based Management (WBM) Overview | 5:29
  • ► First PLCnext Program - "Hello World" | 7:05
  • ► Working with Input & Output Modules | 11:22

PLCnext Hardware Applications

  • ► Factory Reset & Firmware Upgrade | 4:50
  • ► Getting Started with HMI Development | 8:14
  • ► Installing Node-Red on PLCnext | 8:08
  • ⇥ Documents, Information & Q&A

Course Quiz

  • ✓Quiz
  • ⇥ What's Next
About the instructor

I hold an Electrical Engineering bachelors degree and have been in the industry for five years. I enjoy playing with electronics in my spare time and teaching them to a wide audience. I've built circuits, robots, audio/video gadgets, automated equipment and much more.

As a career, I've decided to dedicate myself to the manufacturing industry and automation. I program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Robotics as well as Vision Systems for a living. I enjoy solving manufacturing automation challenges, working with diverse teams and increasing productivity as well as reliability of industrial equipment.

Course Info
Number of lessons
1 hr 05 mins
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