Nano Basics Course

In this course you'll learn to setup and program the A-B Micro800 Nano PLC with Connected Components Workbench, including:
- Understanding the design of the Micro800 Nano PLC hardware
- How to choose components, configure a system, and download the software
- How to flash controller firmware, and upload and download programs
- How to create Motor Control and Part Sensing programs in Ladder Diagram
- How to create Machine Runtime and Part Counting programs in Function Block
- And much, much more! (click here for full details)

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In this course you'll learn to setup and program the Allen-Bradley Micro800 Family of Nano Programmable Controllers.

Instructor: Shawn Tierney

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This course is designed for those who've used other PLCs and want to learn how to setup and program the Allen-Bradley line of Micro800 Nano Programmable Controllers.

NOTE: If you've never programmed a Programmable Controller before you may want to take our “PLC Basics” course before you take this Micro 800 Programmable Controller course.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the design of the four Micro800 Nano PLCs
  • How to choose components and configure a system
  • How to get the free programming software and how it works
  • Setup Micro800 and RSLinx Ethernet and USB Communications
  • How to flash controller firmware over Ethernet and USB
  • Create and Test a Motor Control programs in Ladder Diagram
  • Create and Test a Part Sensing program in Ladder Diagram
  • Create and Test a Machine Runtime program in Function Block
  • Create and Test a Part Counting program in Function Block
  • Create and Text a Calculations program in Structure Text
  • How to Export and Import Programs
  • How to Add, Configure, and Scale Analog Inputs
  • Bonus Lesson: Unboxing of all four Micro800s
  • Bonus Lesson: Unboxing of Plug-in & Expansion I/O Modules

Who should take this course:

Anyone who already has some PLC experience and would like to learn how to setup and program the Allen-Bradley line of Micro800 Nano Programmable Controllers.

What is required to follow along:

If you would like to follow along with the instructor, you will need a personal computer running Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10, as well as internet access to download the free programming software. You will also need to purchase a Micro800 to test and run programs.

What is included with the course:

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**** Online Instructor Support Details: All editions of the course includes online instructor support. When you purchase the “Online Course” option you’ll have access to a “Lesson Discussion Area” on the bottom of each lesson page where you can ask the instructor questions related to that lesson’s content. If you purchase the DVD edition you are instead enrolled in a DVD Support Forum where you can ask the instructor questions related to the course’s content.

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