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Drives Seminar Level 1

Join the HESCO team for an introduction to the PowerFlex 525. You will be introduced to basic wiring, standalone programing, and configuration with the assistance of a connected computer. You will walk away with a basic understanding of drive configuration and a personal desktop drive kit. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Topics include:
• Introduction to the PowerFlex 520 Series Drives.
• Overview of wiring and I/O.
• Programming options.
• Basic drive set-up.
• Setting IP address for network use.
• Overview of Connected Components Workbench (CCW).
• Programming basics with CCW.
• Introduction to advanced features.


Start: 08/30/2017 8:00 AM
End: 08/30/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $749

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Basic Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Basic Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the confidence and knowledge to design a simple Ethernet network and implement it in their facility. Our courses are taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Physical cabling – Students will learn the basics of copper and fiber cabling, TIA standards, and structured cabling implementation.
• Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Model – How it applies to networking and guides manufacturers of networking technology.
• Switch theory – How switches function and what role they serve in a network topology.
• VLANS – Configuration and implementation.
• IP Addressing – What is an IP address and how it is derived.
• Subnetting – What is subnetting and considerations around subnetting.
• Industrial Protocols – Basics of industrial protocols and their history.


Start: 09/13/2017 8:30 AM
End: 09/13/2017 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

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Advanced Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Advanced Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the foundation to deploy a complex and distributed Ethernet network in their facility. This course is taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full-day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Spanning Tree Protocol – Basics of the IEEE 802.1D standard as well as differences between Cisco Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) and Multiple Spanning Tree (MST).
• Inter-VLAN Routing – Use cases for applying inter-VLAN routing.
• Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) – How to effectively use DHCP on the plant floor.
• Multicast – Why do we use multicast and what are its advantages/disadvantages.
• Redundancy protocols – Resilient Ethernet Protocol, EtherChannel, and Flex Links.
• Network Address Translation (NAT) – Overview of the versions of NAT and their implementation.
• Security – Access Control Lists (ACLs), port security, and concept of least privilege.


Start: 09/14/2017 8:30 AM
End: 09/14/2017 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

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PLC and HMI Seminar Level 2

In our PLC & HMI Level 2 course, you’ll receive hands-on training on some advance topics for the Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView 800 HMI. This is a half-day course with lunch provided. Note: the Level 2 seminar doesn’t include hardware; participants who have taken Level 1 course should bring back that hardware for this course. If you don’t have the Level 1 hardware, you can purchase a kit for $695.

Topics include:
• Connected Components Workbench: developer edition vs standard edition.
• Structured text programming.
• FBD and UDF/UDFB programming.
• HMI recipes.
• Advance features of the PanelView 800 product.
• Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit.
• Integration of motion and drives into Connected Components Workbench.


Start: 09/19/2017 8:30 AM
End: 09/19/2017 1:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $495

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Drives Seminar Level 1

Join the HESCO team for an introduction to the PowerFlex 525. You will be introduced to basic wiring, standalone programing, and configuration with the assistance of a connected computer. You will walk away with a basic understanding of drive configuration and a personal desktop drive kit. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Topics include:
• Introduction to the PowerFlex 520 Series Drives.
• Overview of wiring and I/O.
• Programming options.
• Basic drive set-up.
• Setting IP address for network use.
• Overview of Connected Components Workbench (CCW).
• Programming basics with CCW.
• Introduction to advanced features.


Start: 09/21/2017 8:00 AM
End: 09/21/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 7

Your Cost: $749

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Safety Seminar

The Safety Seminar focuses on a basic overview of machine safety principles plus an introduction to the next generation software programmable safety relay and how they interact with safety inputs and the respective outputs. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Safety topics:
• Overview of safety concepts and standards.
• Intro to software programmable next generation safety relay/controller (Allen Bradley CR30).
• How to launch CCW.
• Create and set up parameters for CR30 relay.
• Enter program for E-Stop.
• Enter program for reset.
• Enter program for non-contact safety switch.
• Download to CR30.


Start: 09/25/2017 8:00 AM
End: 09/25/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $995

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CCP 299 Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 1: ControlLogix Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

Learn to troubleshoot a previously operational ControlLogix system and restore normal operation. All Logix5000 systems use the same control engine; therefore, tasks are similar. This is a five-day course with lunch provided.

You will have the opportunity to develop and practice these skills by:
• Learning basic concepts and terminology used with ControlLogix system hardware and the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application.
• Practicing a systematic strategy for diagnosing and troubleshooting problems like configuration issues, electrical noise, faulty/malfunctioning field devices, and controller, I/O, or other hardware issues.
• Performing hands-on exercises.

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Start: 10/02/2017 8:00 AM
End: 10/06/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 10

Your Cost: $2,590

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PLC and HMI Seminar Level 1

The Level 1 seminar includes a complete demo module in a fully functional configuration mounted on a convenient plexiglass stand. The entire demo module has over $1,500 worth of equipment, yours to keep and included at no extra charge as part of the cost of attendance. In the course, you’ll receive hands-on training on how to set up and program an Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView HMI. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

PLC topics include:
• Intro to Micro 800 PLC product line.
• Specific advantages of the Micro 820 model PLC.
• How to launch CCW v10.
• How to create a new project with a M820.
• How to create a program (Ladder Logic).
• Entering of a program for a push button & light.
• Entering of a program for timing.
• Download to controller.
• View program online with controller.

HMI topics include:
• Intro to PanelView 800 product line.
• Adding 4" PanelView to existing program.
• How to do basic configuration.
• How to add HMI tags & link to controller PLC tags.
• How to add screen and build graphics.
• Program a real world "soft" push button to control options.
• Program display of timer.
• Download to HMI.


Start: 10/11/2017 8:30 AM
End: 10/11/2017 4:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $595

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PLC and HMI Seminar Level 2

In our PLC & HMI Level 2 course, you’ll receive hands-on training on some advance topics for the Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView 800 HMI. This is a half-day course with lunch provided. Note: the Level 2 seminar doesn’t include hardware; participants who have taken Level 1 course should bring back that hardware for this course. If you don’t have the Level 1 hardware, you can purchase a kit for $695.

Topics include:
• Connected Components Workbench: developer edition vs standard edition.
• Structured text programming.
• FBD and UDF/UDFB programming.
• HMI recipes.
• Advance features of the PanelView 800 product.
• Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit.
• Integration of motion and drives into Connected Components Workbench.


Start: 10/12/2017 8:30 AM
End: 10/12/2017 1:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $495

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Remote Access and Network Security

Join the HESCO team for an introduction to implementing a firewall on the plant floor. You will be introduced to the basics of network security and why maintaining your own firewall is essential to the integrity and safety of your network. You will walk away with a basic understanding of how to implement a network security policy at your facility and your very own firewall. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Topics include:
• Basic network security concepts.
• Network attack vectors and threats.
• A history of stateful firewalls.
• Implementing an effective Defense-in-Depth strategy.
• Ubiquiti Security Gateway (USG) overview.
• Configuring advanced firewall features and Deep Packet Inspection (USG).
• Configuring secure remote access (USG).
• Basic network forensics and threat identification.


Start: 10/19/2017 8:30 AM
End: 10/19/2017 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $599

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CCN 130 Motion Control Fundamentals

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate fundamental motion control concepts common to all Rockwell Automation motion control systems. This is a two-day course with lunch provided. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the concepts, terminology, functionality, and applications of motion control. You will learn how motion control applications function and establish the strong essential foundation you need before learning the skills necessary to maintain and program motion control systems. This course does not address motion control system design or specific motion control software programming.

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Start: 10/24/2017 8:00 AM
End: 10/25/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 20

Your Cost: $1,300

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CCN 200 ControlLogix/Studio 5000 Kinetix 6000 Troubleshooting and Project Interpretation

This course is intended to provide you with the skills required to diagnose common problems on a Kinetix 6000 system. This is a two-day course with lunch provided. You will practice operating and troubleshooting the system through hands-on exercises using workstations and the Studio 5000 Logix Designer® application. Building upon the Fundamentals of Motion Control (CCN130) course, you will develop skills to help maintain and troubleshoot a multi-axis motion control system, including identifying faults related to hardware and software by employing methods such as viewing fault code tables, interpreting system LEDs, and working with other status indicators.

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Start: 10/26/2017 8:00 AM
End: 10/27/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 20

Your Cost: $1,300

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CCPS41 SLC 500 and RSLogix 500 Programming

This course provides students with the resources and hands-on practice required to efficiently program an SLC 500 processor to meet the requirements of a given specification, using RSLogix 500 software. This is a four-day course with lunch provided. You will create a program, step-by-step, to meet the requirements of a given functional specification. As each section of the program is built, you will gain experience that can be applied to more advanced RSLogix 500 projects.

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Start: 11/07/2017 8:00 AM
End: 11/10/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 19

Your Cost: $2,160

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Basic Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Basic Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the confidence and knowledge to design a simple Ethernet network and implement it in their facility. Our courses are taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Physical cabling – Students will learn the basics of copper and fiber cabling, TIA standards, and structured cabling implementation.
• Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Model – How it applies to networking and guides manufacturers of networking technology.
• Switch theory – How switches function and what role they serve in a network topology.
• VLANS – Configuration and implementation.
• IP Addressing – What is an IP address and how it is derived.
• Subnetting – What is subnetting and considerations around subnetting.
• Industrial Protocols – Basics of industrial protocols and their history.


Start: 11/15/2017 8:30 AM
End: 11/15/2017 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

Register Now

Advanced Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Advanced Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the foundation to deploy a complex and distributed Ethernet network in their facility. This course is taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full-day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Spanning Tree Protocol – Basics of the IEEE 802.1D standard as well as differences between Cisco Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) and Multiple Spanning Tree (MST).
• Inter-VLAN Routing – Use cases for applying inter-VLAN routing.
• Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) – How to effectively use DHCP on the plant floor.
• Multicast – Why do we use multicast and what are its advantages/disadvantages.
• Redundancy protocols – Resilient Ethernet Protocol, EtherChannel, and Flex Links.
• Network Address Translation (NAT) – Overview of the versions of NAT and their implementation.
• Security – Access Control Lists (ACLs), port security, and concept of least privilege.


Start: 11/16/2017 8:30 AM
End: 11/16/2017 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

Register Now

Safety Seminar

The Safety Seminar focuses on a basic overview of machine safety principles plus an introduction to the next generation software programmable safety relay and how they interact with safety inputs and the respective outputs. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Safety topics:
• Overview of safety concepts and standards.
• Intro to software programmable next generation safety relay/controller (Allen Bradley CR30).
• How to launch CCW.
• Create and set up parameters for CR30 relay.
• Enter program for E-Stop.
• Enter program for reset.
• Enter program for non-contact safety switch.
• Download to CR30.


Start: 11/29/2017 8:00 AM
End: 11/29/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $995

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CCV204-A - FactoryTalk View ME and PanelView Plus Programming

After completing this course, given a computer with FactoryTalk® View Machine Edition (ME) software and a PanelView™ Plus terminal, you should be able to produce an operational application running on the terminal. This is a four-day course with lunch provided. During class, you will prepare a PanelView Plus terminal for operation; create a new application and run it on a terminal; create, configure, and animate graphic objects on graphic displays; configure security for granting/restricting access to certain graphic displays or for rights to perform certain actions; and create and configure messages and alarms for alerting operators to changes in a process.

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Start: 12/05/2017 8:00 AM
End: 12/08/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $2,160

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PLC and HMI Seminar Level 1

The Level 1 seminar includes a complete demo module in a fully functional configuration mounted on a convenient plexiglass stand. The entire demo module has over $1,500 worth of equipment, yours to keep and included at no extra charge as part of the cost of attendance. In the course, you’ll receive hands-on training on how to set up and program an Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView HMI. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

PLC topics include:
• Intro to Micro 800 PLC product line.
• Specific advantages of the Micro 820 model PLC.
• How to launch CCW v10.
• How to create a new project with a M820.
• How to create a program (Ladder Logic).
• Entering of a program for a push button & light.
• Entering of a program for timing.
• Download to controller.
• View program online with controller.

HMI topics include:
• Intro to PanelView 800 product line.
• Adding 4" PanelView to existing program.
• How to do basic configuration.
• How to add HMI tags & link to controller PLC tags.
• How to add screen and build graphics.
• Program a real world "soft" push button to control options.
• Program display of timer.
• Download to HMI.


Start: 12/11/2017 8:30 AM
End: 12/11/2017 4:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $595

Register Now

PLC and HMI Seminar Level 2

In our PLC & HMI Level 2 course, you’ll receive hands-on training on some advance topics for the Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView 800 HMI. This is a half-day course with lunch provided. Note: the Level 2 seminar doesn’t include hardware; participants who have taken Level 1 course should bring back that hardware for this course. If you don’t have the Level 1 hardware, you can purchase a kit for $695.

Topics include:
• Connected Components Workbench: developer edition vs standard edition.
• Structured text programming.
• FBD and UDF/UDFB programming.
• HMI recipes.
• Advance features of the PanelView 800 product.
• Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit.
• Integration of motion and drives into Connected Components Workbench.


Start: 12/12/2017 8:30 AM
End: 12/12/2017 1:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 0

Your Cost: $495

Register Now

Drives Seminar Level 1

Join the HESCO team for an introduction to the PowerFlex 525. You will be introduced to basic wiring, standalone programing, and configuration with the assistance of a connected computer. You will walk away with a basic understanding of drive configuration and a personal desktop drive kit. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Topics include:
• Introduction to the PowerFlex 520 Series Drives.
• Overview of wiring and I/O.
• Programming options.
• Basic drive set-up.
• Setting IP address for network use.
• Overview of Connected Components Workbench (CCW).
• Programming basics with CCW.
• Introduction to advanced features.


Start: 12/14/2017 8:00 AM
End: 12/14/2017 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $749

Register Now

Remote Access and Network Security

Join the HESCO team for an introduction to implementing a firewall on the plant floor. You will be introduced to the basics of network security and why maintaining your own firewall is essential to the integrity and safety of your network. You will walk away with a basic understanding of how to implement a network security policy at your facility and your very own firewall. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Topics include:
• Basic network security concepts.
• Network attack vectors and threats.
• A history of stateful firewalls.
• Implementing an effective Defense-in-Depth strategy.
• Ubiquiti Security Gateway (USG) overview.
• Configuring advanced firewall features and Deep Packet Inspection (USG).
• Configuring secure remote access (USG).
• Basic network forensics and threat identification.


Start: 12/19/2017 8:30 AM
End: 12/19/2017 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $599

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CCP 143 Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 3: Project Development

Upon completion of this course, given a functional specification for a Logix5000 application, you should be able to develop a project to meet the requirements of the specification. This is a four-day course with lunch provided. This course builds upon your knowledge of common controller terms and operation and your experience with basic ladder logic programming and covers tasks common to the following controllers, which all use the Logix5000 control engine, or operating system: ControlLogix controllers, CompactLogix TM controllers, and SoftLogix TM controllers.

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Start: 01/23/2018 8:00 AM
End: 01/26/2018 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 20

Your Cost: $2,160

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CCPS43 SLC 500 and RSLogix 500 Maintenance and Troubleshooting

This skill-building course provides you with the necessary practice needed to interpret, isolate, and diagnose common hardware problems related to noise, power, and discrete and analog I/O. This is a four-day course with lunch provided. In troubleshooting scenarios, you will be introduced to basic ladder logic interpretation, which is applied to diagnostic tasks. You will practice these diagnostic skills by tracing through ladder logic instructions in an RSLogix 500 project. An integrated practice of multiple troubleshooting skills completes the training.

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Start: 02/13/2018 8:00 AM
End: 02/16/2018 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 20

Your Cost: $2,160

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CCP 299 Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 1: ControlLogix Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

Learn to troubleshoot a previously operational ControlLogix system and restore normal operation. All Logix5000 systems use the same control engine; therefore, tasks are similar. This is a five-day course with lunch provided.

You will have the opportunity to develop and practice these skills by:
• Learning basic concepts and terminology used with ControlLogix system hardware and the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application.
• Practicing a systematic strategy for diagnosing and troubleshooting problems like configuration issues, electrical noise, faulty/malfunctioning field devices, and controller, I/O, or other hardware issues.
• Performing hands-on exercises.

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Start: 03/05/2018 8:00 AM
End: 03/09/2018 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $2,590

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CCP183 Ethernet/IP Configuration and Troubleshooting

In this course, you will resolve issues with communication between devices on a network. You will troubleshoot an EtherNet/IP network’s media and components (including the Stratix 5700 switch); run diagnostic tests to resolve system and port issues; and perform common functions such as resetting the switch.

This course should prepare you to effectively:
• Configure a Stratix® switch (5700, 8000, and/or 8300) to meet a variety of network requirements.
• Assign IP addresses to devices on an EtherNet/IP network using rotary switches and a variety of software.
• Monitor switch performance and status.
• Diagnose and resolve issues with switches and devices on a network

During switch configuration, you will have an opportunity to:
• Configure a switch using both the Device Manager Web Interface and Studio 5000 Logix Designer® software.
• Set up one-to-one IP address translation (NAT) for segmenting machine-level network devices from the plant network.
• Secure and limit access to a switch.
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Start: 03/27/2018 8:00 AM
End: 03/29/2018 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 20

Your Cost: $1,720

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