Do you ever wish you knew more about PLCs or how to actually program a controller, but weren’t sure who to ask? If so, this contest is for you! It’s fun, quick, and easy to enter, and just may help you earn your next job promotion. Five PLC/Programming Learning Packages will be awarded, along with other useful prizes.

Each package includes 16 lessons which, taken in order, build on one another to teach the basics of PLCs, in addition to instruction on how to program a controller using ladder logic with function blocks. The course is designed for hands-on study using a plug-in PLC combined with trainer/simulator boards. The package includes everything a student needs other than a PC running Windows — a Solves-It! Model 210, RS-232 programming cable, EZ Ladder programming software, DIN-rail/subplate mount socket, SI-DEMO 02 trainer/simulator, and a CD that contains a user’s manual, ladder programming manual, student manual, and workbook, all in PDF format.

For a chance to win a free package ($300 value), enter the Learning Ladder Contest. The contest is sponsored by Motion System Design, with packages provided by Divelbiss Corp.