Training courses for PLC programming and advanced sensor and vision system basics are offered by Omron Industrial Automation. The courses are held at Omron’s North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., near Chicago O’Hare airport.

Omron implemented a one-week proficiency approach that allows attendees to complete PLC programming basics and an intermediate level course in five days. The company adopted the intensive approach to better accommodate prospective attendees facing tight travel budgets and difficulty getting away from daily job responsibilities.

The intensive hands-on courses present automation challenges typically encountered in plant operations to prepare students to design, use and troubleshoot the systems efficiently. Students use the company's integrated CX-One automation software that programs PLCs, develops human-machine interface (HMI) projects, sets up networking, simulates system interactions, and configures motion controllers, drives and temperature controllers.