Training


The Automation Ghana Group can boast of engineers who have extensive experience in Industrial Control and Instrumentation, PLC, SCADA, MIS/MES and Batching Systems. We engineer and integrate any system brands as preferred by our clients. We undertake sales and services for industrial flow, level and mass measurement & controls, which include valves and other field devices.

We provide a number of short training courses designed to help build a more competent, qualified, and efficient workforce in the following areas:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Automation Controllers (PAC).
  • Siemens PLC
  • RS Logix 5000 PLC Programming and Troubleshooting
  • AC Electric Drives
  • Industrial Controls
  • Flow Measurement
  • Level Measurement
  • Temperature and Pressure Measurement

The courses are broken down into modules and scheduled for an effective learning process.

PLC TRAINING LEVEL 1

This course covers various components of PLCs and equips the student with what it takes to maintain PLCs in general. Students are introduced to RSLogix 500 – software for programming some Allen Bradley Range of PLCs (Micrologix and SLC). The course is a prerequisite for students to proceed to undertake more advanced PLC training.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify and know the functions of the various components of the PLC.
  • Know the types of PLCs available
  • Understand how PLCs work and their operation modes
  • Understand the PLC memory structure
  • Understand Addressing
  • Know Input and Output devices
  • Write, edit, simulate and monitor PLC programs
  • Configure communication between the PLC and the PC
  • Download and Upload PLC Programs.
  • Choose a PLC Hardware
  • Know the Applications of PLCs

The course is taught in five days with a number of practical exercises to equip students with relevant practical skills.
To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Experience with basic control and electrical principles
  • Experience operating a personal computer within a Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT environment.

PLC TRAINING LEVEL 2

This course provides the necessary resources and hands on practice to efficiently wire a programmable logic controller and troubleshoot new and previously operational PLC setups. At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the setup of PLC systems
  • Understand how PLCs interact with I/O devices.
  • Understand I/O addressing of common PLCs
  • Understand the wiring of I/O devices to PLC I/O modules
  • Perform troubleshooting of most PLC related problems

Students are expected to have a sound understanding in the operations of the PLC as well as exhibit basic programming skills. This PLC Training Level 1 is a prerequisite for enrolling for PLC Training Level 2.

SIEMENS PLC TRAINING

This course covers training on Siemens PLCs and equips the student with what it takes to maintain them. The course is broken down into two modules; S7 System Tools & Troubleshooting 1and STEP7 and the SIMATIC Manager.
Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Perform basic hardware assembly, cabling, wiring and testing.
  • Establish PLC communication
  • Use standard STEP7 tools and methods for testing and diagnosing hardware & software problems in a running program.
  • Retrieve, Archive, and Download S7 programs.
  • Address and wire signal modules
  • Perform startup procedures for S7 automation system hardware and software
  • Configure and parameterize S7-300 Hardware utilizing S7 Software tools
  • Backup and document executed program change

The duration for this course is five (5) days.

PLC training session
PLC training session

RSLOGIX 5000 PLC PROGRAMMING AND TROUBLESHOOTING

This course will assist the student in developing solid foundation knowledge of ControlLogix Systems. The student will be introduced to basic concepts and terminology, and system hardware. Building upon this knowledge, the student will be provided with the resources and hands‐on practice required to efficiently troubleshoot a previously operational ControlLogix system. This course is intended for individuals who need to maintain and troubleshoot a ControlLogix system but have no current working experience with Logix5000 systems. The course will equip individuals to write, edit and simulate Logix5000 programs as well as troubleshoot hardware and program errors.
The course is broken down into three modules. Each module is taught in five days with a number of practical exercises to equip students with relevant practical skills.
To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Experience with basic control and electrical principles
  • Experience operating a personal computer within a Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT environment.
  • Working knowledge of PLCs

INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS

Students are led through a series of discussions that introduce them to a variety of industrial components and devices, selection criteria and their applications in industry. Participants are introduced to electrical symbols and circuits and control circuits for common motor starters. Participants are also taken through the crucial subject of electrical protection and safety. At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify industrial control components, know their principles of operation, and characteristics
  • Use data sheets to select the right components
  • Read and design electrical circuit diagrams
  • Know and implement electrical protection and safety

The course is taught in three (3) days with a number of practical exercises to equip students with relevant practical skills.

AC ELECTRIC DRIVES

This course is designed to give hands‐on training in the programming and configuration of A.C. variable speed drives as well as equipping the user with knowledge in troubleshooting of these devices. At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Know what a drive is, its principle of operation, and its functions
  • Identify and know the components of a drive
  • Know the functions of a drive
  • Know the different drive control arrangements
  • Know and implement the different drive connections
  • Program a drive
  • Know applications of drives

 The course duration is two (2) days.

FLOW MEASUREMENT 

The aim of this module is to develop a sound understanding of flow meters which are used in a wide range of engineering applications. By the end of the module, students should be able to understand the measurement requirements in specific engineering contexts and hence specify the appropriate type of flow meter.
The course duration is five (5) days.

LEVEL MEASUREMENT

The aim of this module is to develop a sound understanding of level meters which are used in a wide range of engineering applications. By the end of the module, students should be able to understand the measurement requirements in specific engineering contexts and hence specify the appropriate type of level meter.
The course duration is two (2) days.

TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

The aim of this module is to develop a sound understanding of temperature sensors which are used in a wide range of engineering applications. By the end of the module, students should be able to understand the measurement requirements in specific engineering contexts and hence specify the appropriate type of temperature sensors.
Course duration is one (1) day.

PRESSURE MEASUREMENT

The aim of this module is to develop a sound understanding of Pressure transmitters which are used in a wide range of engineering applications. By the end of the module, students should be able to understand the measurement requirements in specific engineering contexts and hence specify the appropriate type of pressure meter.
The course duration is two (2) days.

Other training courses organized on request:

  • Panelview terminals
  • Developing Logix 5000 Projects
  • SCADA Systems
  • Solar PV
  • Customized Courses

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