..... the job i have is all about PLC , except i am a mechanical person , long story !! , just wondering if anyone can give me some self help pointers or books i could stick my nose into to help me along
Siemens is in the mix without a doubt ...I just happen to know a couple of Automation Engineers....
What platform are you using? I.e. Siemens PCS7, Emerson DeltaV. There are usually good help documentation included in the installation.
that pretty much covers the role i am in , trying to decipher japanese hiroglyphics ( sp) is a big part of it as wellIf you google MELSEC MEDOC you should be able to find the Mitsubishi programming software and some beginner guides, if you are in a maintenance role you will need to learn how to adjust timers and apply and remove forces as well as check for correct I/O.
Been working at the place for 9 months now , was expecting it to be mainly mechanical work with a bit of basic electrical as well , now it looks as though we are going to be doing loads of PLC fault finding as well , not complaining , far from it , just finding it hard because people who know PLC are fixing stuff before I can get the cabs open lol ...its_all_Greek said:when do you start this new role?
The company should supply you with all the software you need for the role anyway so don't get to worried about finding a copy on line, but if you do go looking for it the newer Mitsubshi's now use a software called GX IEC Developer, don't know about Omron and Siemens as the clients of the company i work for don't use them.
Never heard of it. I've worked on Bradleys in the past and Mitsubishi. Also on an Alstom DCS (the P320) and a SCADA system whose name I cannot remember, must be my mind blocking it out, as it was a complete nightmare. I'm working on safety cases etc now, which is really boring.Know anything about Beckhoff's TwinCat II and technical german - no ladders in this system.
Sounds like a plan to me , quite happy to stick my nose in lol ..montybaber said:If you want my advice don't worry so much, most people employing maintenance roles (specifically multi skilled) will not expect a mechanically biased engineer to be a programmer just be confident to have a look and learn.