What are the advantages of a programmable logic controller (PLC) over a hard-wired controller? What are the different signal types? How is a program executed in an automation device? How do you program in function block diagram, ladder logic and statement list? These and other questions on programmable logic controllers are answered in the multimedia and inter-active learning program. It is suited for beginners that have basic knowledge of electrical engineering and who want to familiarize themselves with the basics of programmable logic controllers.