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From Wire to PLC , A Bootcamp In Industrial Automation

Build Electrical Automation Projects From Sctratch. Starting From Wires , Control Circuits And Ending With PLC And HMI

Created by Mouhammad Hamsho - Engineer


Students: 13018, Price: $79.99

Students: 13018, Price:  Paid

***Update 11/17/2020**

**** Allen Bradley Training was added***

***Update 11/28/2018**

**** Classic control simulation software tutorial is available***

***Update 14/11/2018***

One-Line diagram interpretation section was added

****Update 29/10/2018******

****Two new sections were added  "Troubleshooting for Electrical Panel" and "Web/Phone Based Visualization"

****Update 11/1/2018****

****Exercises for almost every section were added in order to help you enforce what you have learned***

****Some design problems were also included****

This  Course is an intensive course that tries to cover all the concepts required to build a fully functional Electrical Automation Projects.

We will utilize no hardware in this course so that you can follow up with the course with having to buy Any equipment but rather  our design and verification  will be based on simulations.

This course will walk you through the process of designing your own projects from scratch step by step by first introducing you to the most basic components and concepts that you should be familiar with to keep up with the course and ending with two real-world  compilation projects that will sum up everything you've  learned .

All software used are for free and there is not need for a license to be purchased.

This course will teach you many deigns skills , software , and electrical engineering concepts in a way that you can combine what you have learned  to create a whole real project.

A summary of what will be covered:

  1. Basic Electrical Concepts

  2. Basic Electrical Components and how they operate

  3. Traditional motor driving control circuits

  4. Modern motor driving equipment

  5. Protection components and how to choose them

  6. Wiring and cable sizing

  7. Sensors and their utilization in real projects

  8. Electrical Panel Troubleshooting

  9. Schematics drawing and design

  10. PLC programming using Ladder Logic

  11. PLC programming using Structured Text

  12. PLC programming using Functional Block Diagram

  13. PLC programming using continues flow chart

  14. Allen Bradley - RsLogix 500, RsEmulate 500 and Rslinx Training

  15. Human User Interface design and Animation

  16. Two A to Z compilation projects

  17. Web/Phone based Visualization

In the final project you will think like an engineer, and look for every design detail to design your electrical panel specs on paper and draw it in schematic.

Before you get into programming , you will calculate and choose wisely all you required components according to standards and your project  specifications , you will draw schematics for the project using a CAD software, and then you will start programming using the most modern industrial programming languages supported by different PLC brands , then you will add the HMI and animation and start simulating what you programmed.

This is not a dry course that will only explain boring concepts without you knowing where to use it , this course will give you tips on how and when to use each components in a way suitable to your project. because the final aim of this course is that you learn all the skills that will lead to you starting your business or prepare for project within your job on your own.

So who should take this course?

  • If you are an Electrical/Electronics/Computer/Control/Mechatronics  or industrial engineering Graduates/Students wanting to peak and learn the fascinating field of automation design

  • A graduate Engineering student preparing for job in the industrial automation field and not knowing what to expect in there

  • Anybody willing to learn PLC programming effectively with real life examples

  • Anybody who knows how to program a PLC but have no idea how conduct a full electrical automation project from scratch

  • Mechanical engineers who are looking to do the electrical and automation parts of their projects on their own

Where can you use the skill taught in this course?

Any industrial manufacturing  project  , be it a huge factory with hundreds of robots or a small machine with coupe of sensors , will require ALL the skills you will learn in this course. Because Industrial Automation is very trendy and it's an enormous field .

Thousands of companies look for employees  with these set of skills to hire them in order to conduct and engineer these type of projects in almost any city in the world.

NOTE: Don't expect to get skilled with a certain PLC brand exclusively  , this is not our goal here , we will teach your around  90% of the programming languages supported by different manufacturers out there ,and  you will know each one! 's advantages , disadvantages and where to use it and where not to . And you will be able to simulate and tinker around with each of them to get skilled enough to jump to almost any big PLC brand out there.

This course will be updated and supported on regular basis , and new content will be added to expand the skills you learned here.

Updated Note:

Udemy asks for reviews too soon guys so please don't give a review immediately.

Watch the content and finalize at least a good portion of it then rate the course accordingly.

Advanced AC Drive- VFD, Servo & Stepper – Powerflex & Delta

Learn programming and PLC Interfacing of Allen Bradley & Delta AC Drives - VFD and Servo by LIVE Examples

Created by Rajvir Singh - Mechatronics Engineer


Students: 6482, Price: $49.99

Students: 6482, Price:  Paid

This course will teach you to step by step How to Install & program AC Drives i.e. VFD- Variable Frequency Drives and Servo Drives in any control system. AC Drives are used to control the Speed, Operation, Torque & direction of the Motor.
This course includes High-Quality AC Drive Video Tutorial on various Programming parameter which makes the motor control Operation Intelligent. We have made an explanation by Real-Time LIVE Camera & Designing Software to understand the concept clearly. 

Course Outline 

  • Learn how to wire the VFD

  • Learn how to select various modes of VFD

  • Learn how to write Parameters on the VFD

  • How to connect I/O to the VFD for frequency control

  • Reading feedback from the VFD as Analog output

  • Learn how to control VFD using Analog I/Os of PLC

  • Learn how to control Servo drive using high-speed outputs from PLC

  • Learn how to control Stepper drive using high-speed outputs from PLC

  • Includes Presentations

  • VFD and Servo Circuit Diagrams 

  • Explanation of PLC programming to control VFD

  • Used Ladder logic as PLC Programming language

  • PLC-VFD and PLC- Servo Interfacing Examples

Hardware which is covered in this course are: 

  • Delta PLC 14SS

  • Delta PLC Analog cards

  • Allen Bradley PLC Micrologix 1400

  • Allen Bradley PLC Analog I/Os

  • Delta VFD M Series   

  • Allen Bradley- Powerflex 4M

  • Delta B Series Servo drive

  • Standard Stepper drive and motor

Circuit diagrams & Manuals are added in the supplement material. For any help, pop me a question! 

PLC & AC Drive with Automatic & Manual Industrial Control

this course will take newbies to a higher level to deal with complex PLC projects, Motor Drives ( VFD ) & Manual Control

Created by YouCan Academy - YouCan do anything!


Students: 2509, Price: $94.99

Students: 2509, Price:  Paid


Hello Our Friend!

- Looking to enhance your career in Industrial Automation  track ?

>> If your answer is a big YES, then you're definitely in the right place.

-->  Actually this is the course that I wish I had at the beginning of my career. This course is the first step for anyone who wish to be #1 in this field.

Why this course is Powerful and Unique ? 

this course is the first one on udemy platform and on most of educational platforms which collect all of these huge and practical information about Manual and  Automatic Control.

Since your legs (or your mouse by the way) lead you to this course, so you might have heard these fascinating names:

1 )   PLC in Automation Control >>  learning different languages for  programming your PLC like LADDER, FBD and STL. Also how to deal with SIEMENS devices like Simatic S7 1200 and S7 300 and an overview on their wiring processAnd working on illustrative programs like LogixPro, Simatic Manafer Step7and YASKAWA for ac drives.

2)  Basics of Electricity >>  a great explanation for Power Factor and how to handle its variation, ATS (Automatic Transfer Switches) and how to include it in your circuits, solving problems in 3 phase system using Phase Sequence devices.

3) Industrial Machines >> dealing with different kinds of machines like Induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, DC Motors and how to measure their speed with Encoders and Tachometers.

4) Sensors >> how to deal with different sensors Digital and Analog and to write equations in your code to get the physical values in the outside environment from your sensors.

4)   Manual Control >>  learn to design different kinds of controlling circuits related to the field using EKTS software.

5)    Motor Drives >> A drive is the electronic device that harnesses and controls the electrical energy sent to the motor. The drive feeds electricity into the motor in varying amounts and at varying frequencies, thereby indirectly controlling the motor’s speed and torque.

  ** At this course :

  • These tracks would be like a piece of cake to you.
  • We'll take you from the Scratch to a HIGHER level of Designing and Analysis.
  • You'll learn with funny exciting method in order to understand without being bored.

  **  All you need is an open mind and the passion to be successful!

  ** My help is always available to you if you get stuck or have a question 

** Nothing is kept secret. I reveal all I know ...

** New lectures will be added to the course constantly - at no extra cost to you!

# This is a course that will continue to grow and grow ..

--> So don't hesitate and click " Buy Now " button so you can begin on the right path!

PLC At Home – For Electrical and Control Engineers

Design from A-Z control projects using Arduino, Soft PLC, HMI, VFD, ModBus TCP and Electrical panel with full simulation

Created by Mouhammad Hamsho - Engineer


Students: 2078, Price: $89.99

Students: 2078, Price:  Paid

This course provides hands-on Step by Step experience to integrate, Arduino, PLC and HMI using Modbus TCP by implementing real industrial projects.

Real projects will be designed step by step to help you grasp the concepts.

By the end of this course, you will be able to integrate various technologies to control industrial automation projects in multiple ways, like using Soft-PLC with Arduino and using HMI with Arduino.

The materials also contain a lot of videos that will teach you various skills. Stuff like, Ladder logic programming, HMI design, VFD driving and many other cool lectures that you can use to expand the Arduino integration in real industrial automation projects.

You will use technologies and brands like :

  • Arduino

  • CodeSys

  • Schneider Electric

  • Modbus TCP

  • VFD (Industrial motor drivers)

And the best part is you will be able to simulate and integrate most of the things without having to buy any expensive industrial automation hardware. However, if you plan to buy the equipment, then you will be able to design your projects since this course will walk you through Programming and schematic of two complete integration projects.

This course will be based on the famous industrial protocol Modbus TCP, where you will learn how to use it in integrating almost any Modbus TCP supported device with Arduino, and just to note, this protocol supported by over 70% of the industrial automation devices and equipment.

What you need is:

  • Arduino UNO

  • Arduino Ethernet shield

  • PC/Laptop with Windows

  • Some wires and potentiometer

  • Optional (8-CH Arduino Relay external card with 5v 700mA  minimum power supply) 

All software we will use are free so you don't need to worry about obtaining any of them, all the links will be provided, noting that these are very highly professional software used by the biggest companies around the world and are by no mean poorly developed ones.

Skills you will learn in this course:

  • Arduino Integration with CodeSys Soft PLC systems

  • Arduino integration with HMI

  • Learning how to use Modbus TCP with multiple equipment

  • Basic VFD driving using Arduino

  • Design HMI screens in two different software

  • Designing in Ladder Logic

  • Handling Classical VFD devices (Industrial motor drivers)

  • Using Arduino to simulate small size industrial automation projects

The two projects designed from scratch in this course w are designed step by step. And besides, by the end of each project, an electrical panel-based demonstration video will be shown to let you see the result not only in simulation but also with real industrial automation electrical hardware.

An Arduino is NOT a replacement for a PLC system, though it can be deployed for small scale projects.

Variable Frequency Drive PowerFlex 525 VFD Programming Setup

Electrical Hardware Engineering & Variable Frequency Drive Programming | PLC, HMI, Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000

Created by Vladimir Romanov - Electrical Engineer


Students: 1512, Price: $124.99

Students: 1512, Price:  Paid

This class will teach you everything you need to know about PowerFlex 525 Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

This class takes a hands on approach; within the first few lectures, we will start working with actual hardware and begin exploring the PowerFlex 525. Throughout the course, you can expect me to provide you will start to finish information in order to wire the drive, setup the parameters & control it through a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

The class is broken down into sequential modules & assumes no prior knowledge from the student. We take one step at a time & build the knowledge in every lecture. We make sure to discuss common pitfalls and best practices when it comes to working with this family of frequency drives.

What are the requirements for the class?

  • You don't need any hardware or software to follow the lectures. However, in order to get the most out of the lectures, it's recommended to take notes, go through the manual (included in the class) & to implement the steps on your own time.

  • Basic computer literacy is assumed.

What can I expect from this class?

  • You will learn about the hardware & how to install it within a manufacturing environment.

  • You will learn about the different parameters which need to be configured in order to properly setup & utilize the PowerFlex 525 VFD.

  • You will learn basic control methods which don't require any additional hardware.

  • You will learn advanced control methods which utilize the EtherNet/IP protocol as well as an 1769-L24ER-QB1B PLC Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

  • You will become confident in working with these Variable Frequency Drives.

What is the target audience for the class?

  • Electrical Engineers looking for a crash course on VFDs.

  • Electrical Technicians / Electricians looking to expand their knowledge into controls.

  • Software Engineers who are seeking to learn about controlling hardware.

  • Manufacturing Operators looking to progress in their career.

  • Anyone interested in how manufacturing processes are executed.

Learn Variable Frequency Drives: wire & program a VFD

Master the art of VFD wiring and programming. Don't just read a manual, take your VFD skills to the next level now!

Created by The Wiring Wizard - Electrical Controls Instructor


Students: 1102, Price: $39.99

Students: 1102, Price:  Paid

In this course we will be working with the Allen Bradley PowerFlex4 variable frequency drive.

You may have heard about VFDs, seen them in operation or you might have even installed one or two yourself. Whatever your experience level is with VFDs this course will give your skills a major boost, especially for the model that we will be working with. Using the quick start manual provided in the course, together we will learn step by step the art of wiring and programming a VFD from scratch!

In a nutshell:

We start off by pulling our VFD out of the box to familiarise ourselves with it.

We then learn how to protect the drive and wire it up to our motor for the first time.

Resetting the drive back to it's factory settings is next which will prepare us for our first round of programming.

After powering-up our drive we use the keypad controls to fire up our motor and explore some display features.

Once we have graduated from the keypad controls we will learn all about remote control wiring.

Gradually adding levels of complexity to our installation we move onto using the relay outputs and analog inputs.

We then explore some advanced wiring and programming concepts with plenty of demonstrations.

To bring it home we look at possible fault situations and the fault codes that relate.

In detail we will learn:

Power wiring

General precautions

Keypad operation

Motor parameter entry

Start source, stop mode and speed reference

2-wire, 3-wire and potentiometer control

Ramp time adjustment

Relay output wiring and selector programming

SINK vs SOURCE configuration

External supply control

Multiple preset frequency output

0-10volt and 4-20ma analog control

Electric braking

PWM output frequency

Flying start

Process factor

Start boost

Voltage band adjustment

Fault codes

And much more.............

If you want to get the edge and learn all about VFDs I'll catch you in the course.


Ultimate Electrical machines|AC/DC motor drive|VFD|MATLAB

Electric machines as DC, synchronous and induction machine, AC/DC drive, VFD and (FOC&DTC) for Electrical engineering

Created by NewWay Academy - Electrical engineers


Students: 1009, Price: $99.99

Students: 1009, Price:  Paid

Hi Our Friend!

  • Looking to improve your career in Industrial Automation  and learn about Variable Speed Drive or VFD to control the speed of the AC and DC motors ?

>> If your answer is big YES, then you're definitely in the right place.

Why this course is Powerful and Unique ? 

  1. This course will give a person with no prior experience the basic tools necessary to create a VSD Design from scratch.

  2. this course is the first one on udemy platform and on most of educational platforms which can get you from academical information to the real world career as it gets you - step by step - to understand how to be able to built a VSD.

  3. this course teaches you how to dealing with different kinds of machines like Induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, DC Motors.

  4. This course is designed by very big team which is always available to help you at any time.

  5. this course teaches you about Direct Torque Control and Field Oriented Control concepts.

  6. this course is the first one on udemy platform and on most of educational platforms which helps you to built a complete Matlab Simulink Model for actual Variable Speed Drive base on Field Oriented Control and Direct Torque Control.

  7. rse is using many examples more than any other courses.

  8. This course will offers you a great opportunity to learn about VSD j-1000 with examples.

  9. This course will offers you a great opportunity to learn about DC drives with examples.

  10. in here you will find our help is available for you at any time.

  11. We have here a huge number of instructors supervising this course willing to Put in your hands all their experiences in real life. 

  At this course :

  • These tracks would be like a piece of cake to you.

  • We'll take you from the Scratch to a HIGHER level of Designing .

  • We'll design with each other a complete Machine control drive used in the practical life.

O help is always available to you if you get stuck or have a question as I believe we can learn from each other

This is a course that will continue to grow and grow ..

## So don't hesitate and click " Buy Now " button so you can begin on the right path!

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is interested in Understanding VSD.

  • Electrical Engineering Students.

  • Anyone who wants to be familiar with Industrial Automation and Industrial Machines.

  • Anyone understands VSD but can't practice on Actual VFD.

  • Anyone wants to learn about Field Oriented Control and Direct Totque Control.

Variable Frequency Drives 6.5 PDH’s Engineering Course

This course was created to bring students up to speed in their knowledge of variable frequency drives (VFDs).

Created by Vincent Wedelich - Industrial Business & Technology Training Institute Inc.


Students: 407, Price: $34.99

Students: 407, Price:  Paid

Purpose of Training:

This course was created to bring students up to speed in their knowledge of variable frequency drives (VFDs) as quickly and safely as possible. It includes lectures to help the student improve their understanding of motors, motor efficiency and assessment, motor controllers, variable frequency drives, harmonics, and application considerations.

Overall, the purpose of this course is to increase the technical knowledge of the student by teaching students how to improve VFD control and efficiency, understand AC motors, and learn real world issues.

Course Overview:

This course provides a solid foundation for those needing to understand Variable Frequency Drives.

This course is primarily a lecture, and provides course feedback via online questions. This course is 6.5 hours long.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will receive a e-certificate.

Siemens Tia Portal – S7 1200 PLC -Basic-2

vfd control(v20)-high speed counter(encoder)-analog-digital-input/output-KTP 400 HMI

Created by Orhan Tarıkcı - Electrical And Electronic Engineer


Students: 276, Price: $19.99

Students: 276, Price:  Paid

If you look a industry ; you can see everywhere VFD sysems. So we must know , how controlled vfd systems.

we will control Sinamics V20 VFD systems with S7 1200 PLCs

Every VFD systems are have own parameter list. We will check basic parameter list for V20.

VFD systems can contol :

1- Operator panel on vfd systems

2- Terminal on vfd systems (analog-digital input and output)

3-Communication (USS,Modbus,Profinet,Profibus etc)

We will use 1 and 2.

We will do examples using real equipment.

Equipment list :

1-S7 1214 CPU

2-KTP 400 HMI

3-Sinamics V20 VFD

4-AC Motor

5-Encoder 100 puls

6-Wincc Scada V13

We will realize the connection between the PLC and VFD. we will control motor using analog and digital inputs-outputs

All operations will perform with touch screen operator panel.

Motor rotation information, we will take a look at the encoder.

We will start to use wincc scada software.

We finish our course revise all our knowledge.

We must learn to operate the system with simple signals.Then we can use more complex signals.Like commincations.

VFD 120 Volt Powerflex 4M configuring and programming

Configuring, wiring, and programming VFDs

Created by Dr. Thomas Viviano - Doctorate in Workforce Education PSU


Students: 5, Price: $29.99

Students: 5, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the third and final course in a series of three entitled VFD Configuring and Programming. VFD is the acronym for variable frequency drives which are used extensively in industry and manufacturing to control speeds of single and three-phase motors and servo motors. Historically, industry used DC motor and controls to control the speed of motors because all that was needed is varying the voltage to control the speed. The motors were bulky and had a lot more parts than its current day AC motors, so maintenance was very high. Also, plants had to have AC to DC conversion equipment which was also bulky and needed high maintenance. AC motors are much more efficient and require a lot less maintenance than its DC counterpart so cam the advent of AC drive whereby adjusting the frequency you can control the speeds of motors. It is a piece of equipment that consists of AC to DC converter where the DC voltage can be manipulated, converted back to AC with its new frequency and voltage output.

In this course we will cover: learning the parameters of the VFD and how to set them up for the desired voltage, frequency, torque, current, acceleration and deceleration speeds. You’ll learn how to control the VFD from the embedded key pad, from external switches, from the PLC, and monitor and control all of this with the Panelview 800 human machine interface (HMI).

The sections include an introduction, wiring the power components of the VFD, configuring the parameters of a VFD, wiring the VFD for two-wire control, wiring the VFD for three-wire control, introduction to analog configuration, Analog PLC programming, configuring an analog gauge on the HMI, analog configuring and wiring the VFD for 0 – 10 VDC, and configuring and wiring the VFD for 4 – 20 mA DC. I hope you enjoy the course.